Ellis Paul's songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the fifteen 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 a potato farming family in Maine, earned a track scholarship to Boston College and got his musical start at Boston's open-mic scene.
It was a time and a place that nurtured some of the country's top singer/songwriters. Ellis was one of its more memorable exports, who earned his place on the national map with 20+ years of playing 150+ shows annually, putting out 19 releases, as well as two books and a documentary film.
Ellis' music is known internationally from songs placed in blockbuster Hollywood films such as 'Me, Myself, and Irene', 'Shallow Hall', and 'Hall Pass'. His fiercely loyal fan base funded his last two releases which were both produced by Kristian Bush from the Grammy award winning band Sugarland. Known as one of the hardest working troubadours on the circuit, Ellis' work ethic and songwriting talents have propelled him the top of the American singer-songwriter world.