Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul

Modern Folk Musician to Give Concert

January 9, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Ellis Paul will take the stage at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Center Main Lounge (104 E. University St., Bloomington). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Coffee and light pastries will be available.

Emerging as an innovative folk front-runner in the Boston music scene, Paul has released 16 albums, from which tracks have been featured on numerous popular television programs and films. While maintaining close connections to the musical traditions of such folk artists as Woody Guthrie, Paul produces stylistically eclectic songs with contemporary messages.

“I've always considered myself a folk singer, despite the fact that I am clearly not putting out folk albums,” said Paul.

“They have always been singer-songwriter records with pop, rock, country, jazz, folk-rock over tones, but many of them include folk themes, social commentary, story songs of people struggling with the day to day issues of being a human being,” said Paul, referring to his work.

The concert is free for IWU students, faculty, and staff with a valid ID. Tickets for the public are $10 each and are available at The Garlic Press (108 W. North St., Normal) and at the venue, beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets can also be reserved or purchased Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. by calling the Blue Moon Hotline at (309) 556-3815. Ticket requests may also be e-mailed to bluemoon@iwu.edu.

For additional information about the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/. To learn more about Ellis Paul, visit www.ellispaul.com.

 Contact: Jessica Block, (309) 556-3181