7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
1 Middle Street
Brunwick, Maine 04011
Back by popular demand, Ellis Paul, one of Maine’s most lauded singer-songwriters, will perform again for the Concerts for a Cause series on September 29th at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick. Two-thirds of all proceeds will be donated to two local charities: The Gathering Place and The Brunswick Teen Center.
Born and raised in Aroostook County, Paul has a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite the folk revival of the 1990’s. Not only has Paul won 14 Boston Music Awards, but he is an artist/cartoonist, has published 3 books, played thousands of shows and released 19 albums and a documentary film. His pop music songs have appeared in movies and on television, bridging the gap between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. In 2015 Paul was invited to give the commencement address at the University of Maine and was given an honorary doctorate.
As Roberta B. Schwartz states in her review in the Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange, “Ellis Paul is one of the best singer/songwriters of his generation. And for many of us he is the face of contemporary folk music—few are as smart, as literate and as poetic as Paul.”
Indeed, he is all that, and in a very real sense, even more. He’s an observer, a philosopher, and an astute storyteller who shares with his listeners the life lessons he’s learned, and in turn, life lessons they ought to heed as well. By affirming and defining who he is, Ellis Paul affirms and uncovers the essence of us all.
Tickets: $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Available at the church office (729-8515), at Gulf of Maine Books (729-5083), or ONLINE at https://uucbellis.brownpapertickets.com/