Paul brings latest to Camden Opera House
Camden — Singer/songwriter Ellis Paul will preview his new album in concert Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Camden Opera House, 29 Elm St./Route 1. In addition to performing selections from his second fan-funded album, Paul will share songs from his 20-plus-year thriving career that was launched out of the Boston open mic scene.
Paul recorded “City of Silver Dreams” in Atlanta, Charlottesville and Boston. Kristian Bush, half of the Grammy-Award winning Sugarland duo, produced the project. A veteran, constantly touring troubadour, Paul is one of the most respected artists in the folk/singer-songwriter genre. In addition to performing 150 to more than shows a year for more than two decades, he has 18 releases on Rounder Records and his label, Black Wolf Records.
Since even before his song “The World Ain't Slowin' Down” came out as the title track to Jim Carrey's blockbuster film "Me, Myself and Irene," Paul had 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, he has won numerous awards including an unprecedented 15 Boston Music Awards. Television and film frequently feature his songs; The Farrelly Brothers are fans and often use Paul songs in their films.
Paul was heavily influenced by the folk stylings of Woody Guthrie, and some have said Paul has successfully bridged the gap between traditional and modern folk music. He has played Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington and clubs, festivals and coffeehouses all over the world.
Singer/songwriter Chris Ross, a native of Hancock, who will open the evening recently won the coveted Songwriter of the Year award at the New England Music Awards. He has local roots through his record label, Mishara Music, a Camden-based record label and management company. Known for his poetic songs and sharp humor, Ross will head to Nashville in May to begin recording his third album.
After the show, guests are invited to mingle with the artists, sample a free ice cream tasting from Stone Fox Farm Creamery in Monroe and enjoy coffee served by Camden’s own Zoot Coffee. General admission tickets are $18 and are available online at camdenoperahouse.com; at the Camden Town Office weekdays 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.; or by calling 470-7066.Tickets also will be available at the door the night of the show.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.