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Ellis Paul’s songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the 14 Boston Music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays.
Since emerging from the Boston music scene, Ellis Paul’s music has been consistently recognized and celebrated worldwide. His 16 releases and loyal, enthusiastic audiences reinforce this acclaim and have since cemented his place as one of America’s most talented songwriters.
His 2011 Release “The Day After Everything Changed” was recorded in Nashville and 100% funded by his fans. The album features five songs co-written by his good friend, Kristian Bush of Sugarland, and several of the Sugarland band members served as Ellis’ backing band for the recording. Throughout the past couple of years, to keep the collaboration alive, Paul opened numerous sold-out arena dates for Sugarland on their Incredible Machine Tour.
Recently, Ellis has been extremely busy, releasing his second family album, entitled, "The Hero in You", that features 12 American heroes such as: Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, Jackie Robinson, Thomas Edison and more. This release won the Gold Parents' Choice Award, the top honor awarded in family music. “The Hero in You” serves as a follow up to “The Dragonfly Races”, Ellis’ first family album, and a Silver Parents' Choice Award winner which was honored by being National Public Radio’s “Top 10” pick for Children’s music.
Additionally, in December of 2012, Ellis released his very first holiday album, "City of Silver Dreams", featuring 9 original tracks and one cover, with one song co-written by Ellis, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. The release is a ‘fan release only’ (commercial release in late 2013), as a part of his fan-supported fundraiser that is currently being held to support Ellis’ upcoming new studio album, set to be released in 2013. The new studio release has Sugarland’s Kristian Bush as producer.
Hired by the Berklee songwriting department upon graduation, Susan spent a few years splitting her time between teaching, raising two kids, and writing in Nashville. In 2009 Susan decided to resume her performing career. She recorded her debut album of original songs Brave and Wild with an all-star cast from the New England Americana music scene. The record won critical acclaim, and was named Boston debut of the year and one of the Top 10 records of 2009 by Wicked Local (along with releases by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and the Avett Brothers).