Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting and one of the top songwriters to emerge out of the Boston folk scene. His charismatic, personally authentic performance style has influenced a generation of artists away from the artifice of pop, and closer towards the realness of folk, bridging the gulf between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger more successfully than perhaps any of his songwriting peers.

He has released 20 CDs, several concert DVDs, a critically acclaimed book of poems and stories, won an unprecedented 15 Boston Music Awards, sung at Fenway Park for the Red Sox, The Boston Garden for the Celtics and even had the mayor of Boston proclaim "Ellis Paul Day in Boston" on July 9th, 2010 when Ellis celebrated his 20th year in making music. Ellis's songs have been heard in commercials, documentaries, TV shows, and in the soundtracks of several blockbuster films, including:  "Hall Pass," "Me, Myself, & Irene," and "Shallow Hal."

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