June 13th: Ellis Paul RETURNS to the CCA!

8:00 pm Tickets $25, Purchase HERE or at the CCA

We are pleased to have Ellis Paul return to the CCA to kick off summer! Join us with this beloved artist who the Chicago Tribune called, “one of the shining lights of contemporary folk music.”

If you don’t know Ellis, Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.

Ellis Paul has become a staple at the Newport Folk Festival, played Carnegie Hall, and venues from Alaska to Miami, Paris, and London. In addition to his 19 albums released on the Rounder and Black Wolf record labels, his music has appeared on dozens of distinguished compilations. A Film/ DVD entitled 3000 Miles — part concert film, part documentary, part instructional video — provides a further perspective on both the man and his music. He’s also released a pair of children’s albums, earning him honors from the Parent’s Choice Foundation for both. His latest, ” The Hero In You ” has been turned into a picture book, detailing the lives of great American heroes.

Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. Ellis Paul is a gifted singer/songwriter artist who can do both, telling his own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall.. Though some may refer to him as a folk singer, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love…intimate, passionate and enduring.

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