Peterborough Folk Music Societypresents Ellis Paulwith special guest Rebecca LoebeSaturday, April 13, 8:00pmPeterborough Players TheaterTickets $18 advance$21 day of concert
Ellis Paul’s folk credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the fourteen 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. Ellis grew up in Maine but got his musical start during college in Boston while studying to be a social worker. He started to play open mike nights in the Boston music scene during a time when Contemporary Folk was beginning to come onto the mainstream markets. It was a time and a place that nurtured some of the country’s top singer/songwriters, including Martin Sexton, Patty Griffin, Jonatha Brooke, Dar Williams and Ellis was one of its more memorable exponents. With 16 CDs, a DVD, and a book of poems and short stories to his credit, Ellis’ songs have been featured on the soundtracks to the Farrelly Brothers’ films, Hall Pass, Me, Myself & Irene, and Shallow Hal, as well as television’s Edand Real World on MTV. He has shared the stage with Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Shawn Colvin, Roger McGuinn, and Sugarland, among others, and performs over 150 tour dates a year.
Touring with Ellis is Rebecca Loebe
Last spring, after three years of non-stop touring, indie folk singer Rebecca Loebe was working on new songs and preparing for her first tour in Europe when she received an invitation to audition for a new network reality show called The Voice. In spite of the fact that this didn’t sound like her kind of thing, Loebe went to the audition, sang a stirring re-interpretation of Nirvana’s Come As You Are, that inspired both Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera to offer her mentorship. It also showed audiences worldwide the unique voice, effervescent personality and sharp wit that folk fans and festival-goers across the country had known about for years. This Georgia-bred, Austin-based singer and songwriter is both candid and self-deprecating, attributes that that shine through in conversation as well as in the writing of her Fall 2012, full length folk/pop release Circus Heart.