Singer/Songwriter Ellis Paul (aka Paul Plissey ’87) is no stranger to busy weekends. Seven years ago, he survived the 2004 Boston College Arts Festival where he received the Arts Council Alumni Award for Artistic Achievement. This weekend, Paul is gearing up for a very special series of shows in Cambridge. On July 8th and 9th, Ellis will host Fan Request and Favorite Cover nights at Cambridge, Massachusetts’ Club Passim. There will be two early shows, two late shows, and there will also be a family show on Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m.
I recently decided to learn many of my favorite songs and catch up with the inner bar band in me, and will be performing these songs at Club Passim’s late shows on July 8th and 9th. The early shows will a set list of songs of mine you folks decided you wanted to hear via internet voting last month. The late shows will be a collection of my favorite songs by others, Randy Newman, the Band, Dylan, Steve Goodman, etc. I am trying to choose the songs and artists that influenced my work, that I think are essential songs for all songwriters to learn. I will NOT be repeating a song, so come to all of the shows and get over-dosed on American music.
If that’s not enough… After the shows, on the afternoon of July 10th, Ellis will host a songwriting workshop at Club Passim. If you are an aspiring songwriter, or just interested in learning more about the craft, come check out the workshop for an informative and fun afternoon with Ellis Paul. For more information on all these shows, you can visit Ellis’ tour page.