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An Evening with Robert Ellis: The Garage Concert Series

  • The Garage - Rapid City 402 West Saint Joseph Street Rapid City, SD, 57701 (map)

The Garage Concert Series, sponsored by Jackalope and The Numad Group, and hosted at The Garage, proudly presents singer-songwriter Robert Ellis on Tuesday, August 2 at 8pm. His music infuses country, pop and jazz into a sound unlike any other.

Robert Ellis and his band's appearance at The Garage comes on the heels of a national tour to promote his new self-titled album. The album is marked by soaring vocals and knowing melodies against sharp, dark observations, all of which show him in full command of a vibrant set of songwriting skills--irony, distance, character, narrative, a thoughtful relationship between sound and sense.

He developed as a writer through the influence of Paul Simon, John Prine, and Randy Newman--not just listening to their music, but learning from them. That respect for tradition--but more specifically for the fact that so-called traditional artists were in fact consistent risk-takers--fuel Ellis's new record.

Earlier Event: August 2
Downtown Master Plan
Later Event: August 16
Lakota Cultural Forum