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Ellis Paul performs with Kristian Bush of Sugarland

Ellis Paul performs with Kristian Bush of Sugarland
"Last night, Kristian played his annual Thanksgiving solo show at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, a longstanding tradition performed this year alongside singer-songwriter Ellis Paul. The pair traded songs -- many of which they'd written together -- and told stories of their twenty-year friendship over two shows and close to four hours of music, as the other half of the Bush Brothers, Brandon, contributed accompaniment on piano and accordion." - Sugarlandmusic.com

Read the rest of the blog entry about Ellis and Kristian's show here.

Ellis Paul and Amy Black named to WUMB's Top Artists of 2011 List

Ellis Paul and Amy Black named to WUMB039s Top Artists of 2011 List
"You voted -- and we’ve tabulated the votes - all 3,514 of them from 31 states and 6 countries! Ballots were submitted from September 1 - November 7, 2011. Several hundred performers received votes, and several performers have made it to this list for the very first time!" - WUMB.com

88 - Amy Black
12 - Ellis Paul

View the entire list here.

Adam Ezra Group Cover Story in the Boston Globe

WPA Review on BMF

Antje Duvekot Review on Fish Records

FISH RECORDS

Three years on from her excellent 'Big Dream Boulevard', Antje returns with a new album that is destined to see her rise to the top of the current singer/songwriter scene.

One of the few criticisms of the previous album was that the production was a little too much in places, but that is remedied in some style 'The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer' which sees Richard Shindell in his first role as a producer. Bringing Shindell to the songs has given the whole album a more gentle, flowing and relaxed feel that suits her though provoking, occasionally dark songs perfectly. These are essentially understated songs that show real insight into social and personal situations, and the lightness of touch in the production helps the lyrical insights land their punches with the listener. The strength of the lyrics is accentuated by Antje's distinct vocals, there's a youthful innocence in her voice that is immediately disarming and easy to listen to.

As well as producing the disc, Shindell's presence is felt on many tracks in the form of immediately identifiable instrumental and vocal work, and the disc also features the talents of Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka and Victor Krauss.

While her very early self released discs demonstrated her writing talents, the songs here show her development into one of the best contemporary writers around, at times very reminiscent of Patty Griffin, the ten songs here are all excellent, in particular the beautiful 'Long Way', the Griffin-esque opener 'Vertigo', and 'Ragdoll Princes and Junkyard Queens' the most upbeat song on the album.

'The Near Demise of the High Wire Dancer' really delivers on the obvious promise of her previous albums, and the pairing with Shindell has brought the songs alive by taking away the unnecessary in instrumentation and letting her vocals and lyrics speak for themselves. A beautiful album, full of great songs.

Track listing
1 Vertigo
2 Ragdoll Princes and Junkyard Queens
3 Long Way
4 Lighthouse
5 Dublin Boys
6 The Bridge
7 Scream
8 Reasonland
9 Coney Island
10 Merry Go Round

The Alternate Root review of The Day After Everything Changed

The Alternate Root review of Ellis Paul's latest release:  The Day After Everything Changed