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  • SEPTEMBER 13 2019 FRI 8:00PM $18/$22
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  • Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. 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. These are the scenarios that emerge from Ellis Paul’s new album, Chasing Beauty, a set of songs which detail, in typical Paul fashion, stories of people and places that reflect larger truths about us all. “Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash)” pays tribute to that fearless American icon name-checked in its title. “Plastic Soldier” offers homage to a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan. A real-life barnstorming pilot takes the spotlight in “Jimmie Angel’s Flying Circus,” while iconic Boston blue-collar musician Dennis Brennan takes the focus in “Waiting on a Break.” Even the Empire State Building and the Boston Red Sox get their due, via “Empire State” and “UK Girl (Boston Calling),” respectively. In reality, these stories are a continuation of tales Paul has told for more than a quarter century, over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos (15 Boston Music Awards alone), inclusion in several movie soundtracks, and stages he’s headlined both near and far.
  • Travis Buster is a poet like a Leonard Cohen, with a smooth, easy voice and romantic charm of a Tony Bennett, vivid, memorable songwriting craft of a Bob Dylan, sprinkle in some Guy Clark and layer all that on piano chops in a league of their own. He is an original.
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Sep 13
$18/$22
2019091320000
Ellis Paul
[Opening] Travis Buster
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Oct 25 2019102520000
Slaid Cleaves
Tickets on sale 8/27
Nov 08 2019110820000
Tom Prasada-Rao
Julie Bonk
Dirje Childs
Tickets on sale 9/10
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