Ellis Paul

For fans of:Sugarland, Woody Guthrie, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Richard Shindell
A veteran, constantly touring troubadour, Ellis Paul [www.EllisPaul.com] is one of the most respected artists in the folk genre. Since even before the song "The World Ain't Slowin Down" came out as the title track to Jim Carrey's blockbuster film, "Me, Myself and Irene", singer-songwriter Ellis Paul has been impressing audiences and earning loyal fans around the world with his meticulously written songs and compelling live shows. As one of the top American singer-songwriters, Ellis has won numerous awards including an unprecedented 15 Boston Music Awards. It's Paul's literate streak that inspires television and film to frequently feature his songs in numerous TV shows as well as several other Hollywood films such as: "Hall Pass" and "Shallow Hal", both directed by his big fans, The Farrelly Brothers. In addition to performing 150+ shows annually for over 20 years, Ellis has co-written a Woody Guthrie song, performed at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Carnegie Hall, festivals, clubs, schools and community coffeehouses all over the globe. Through the record label, Black Wolf Records, which he co-found in 1994, Ellishas released over 20 CD projects, as well as book and DVD projects. Ellis' latest adult album, "The Day After Everything Changed", includes 5 co-written tracks with Kristian Bush, of Grammy Award winning country duo Sugarland. Ellis also put out his second family album in January of 2012, entitled "The Hero in You", which is centered on true American heroes throughout history including Rosa Parks, Ben Franklin, Jackie Robinson, Woody Guthrie, Martha Graham and more. This collection of songs was created by Ellis Paul to remind both parents and children of the importance that these incredible individuals had on American culture and history, and Ellis hopes to inspire kids to reach for the same great heights that these wonderful characters achieved. The album was recently awarded a GoldParents' Choice Award, their highest honor. Lynne Heffley, of Parents' Choice, writes: "The Hero in You is an inspired family album with execution to match. Paul connects his moving and celebratory biographical sketches with messages of positive reinforcement to young people to explore their own potential and follow their dreams."