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.