Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:00

Ellis Paul 2/23/14 + Video

ellispaul.com ellispaul.com
Written by Matt Champion
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: February 23, 2014
  • Artist / Band: Ellis Paul
  • Hosting Show: Musical Merry-Go-Round
  • Sound: Jon Valley
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Drawing from a background diverse enough to take him from the fields of Maine potato farm to social work in Boston's inner city, singer/songwriter Ellis Paul tells tales of struggle and triumph in the style of folk heroes like Woody Guthrie.

Streaming Audio

Ellis Paul grew up in Maine, where he worked on his grandfather's potato farm and excelled in sports. After moving to Massachusetts to attend Boston College on a track scholarship, Paul found himself picking up the guitar after a career-ending injury. Graduating with a degree in English, Paul became a teacher and a social worker for underprivileged youth in Boston while he honed his songwriting skills at open mic nights, coffee houses and clubs in his spare time.

Following in the footsteps of his heroes, Paul helped bring about the revival of folk music in the 90's by writing and performing songs that would create a common ground for new folk-pop fans and old-school adherents to artists like Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. Ellis is a full-time road warrior, averaging more than 200 shows a year while crisscrossing the country in search of old friends, new fans and the American Dream.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


Dad Jr: Get Down. Hard.

Sun June 29

Graham Pagano

Mon June 23
Graham Pagano's debut album Quit Complaining is a high charged mix of old and new music. his old blues and classic country feel blended up with a rock and roll attitude makes this stripped down album explode…

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-crowd.jpg

KDHX Recommends

July
Saturday
26

Genevieve at Harvest Sessions 2014

Genevieve at Harvest Sessions 2014 Harvest Sessions welcomes Genevieve -- featuring Rebecca Ryan and Leslie Sanazaro -- to the West Pool Pavilion for a morning of acoustic music. This free Saturday morning concert series takes place at the Tower Grove Farmers'...


July
Sunday
27

88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round Welcomes Sugar Free All-Stars

88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round Welcomes Sugar Free All-Stars 88.1 KDHX Musical Merry-Go-Round welcomes Sugar Free All-Stars for a family matinee Sunday, July 27 at Noon. Kids under two are free. $8 advance tickets on sale now. Tickets available at the door for $10. Kids under two are free. For...


July
Thursday
31

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys

Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys KDHX presents Bradford Lee Folk & The Bluegrass Playboys at The Stage, July 31 at 8pm. Tickets available online.   Born in Louisiana and raised in Missouri, Folk remembers watching his Dad pick the country blues on a...


Online Users

8 users and 11036 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook