17 March 2017
Jim Trick opens
Ellis Paul is celebrating 25 years on the road by performing career highlights and fan favorites at the me&thee coffeehouse on Friday, March 17 as part of his “The World Ain’t Slowin’ Down” tour. Local favorite, singer-songwriter Jim Trick, opens the show.
Concert starts at 8:00 pm.
Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.
Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters. Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love…, intimate, passionate and enduring.
Photo by Jack Looney
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Opening act Jim Trick is a performing songwriter, speaker and life coach who lives on the North Shore of Boston. Musically his version of modern folk is mixed with alt-country and thoughtful pop. “Jim has a real gift of bringing a room together when he performs. His positive energy and captivating music engages the audience. His music carries a universal flow of emotions and experience that we can all identify with,” reports a venue manager who recently presented Jim in concert. It’s this kind of praise that keeps Jim on the road playing before new fans quite frequently.
Photo by Shyla Photography
- Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music. The New York Times
- A singer songwriter is only as good as the times he reflects, Nora Guthrie (Woody Guthrie’s daughter)
- Master songwriter and storyteller with captivating vocals…Literate, provocative, urbanely romantic. The Boston Globe
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- Jim’s engaging personality and passionate song writing made the evening special. He has a way of not only bringing the audience along for the ride, but rather they are packing their bags, jumping on the train and taking the journey with him. House Concert Promoter, NY
- One of New England’s top songwriters Berklee School of Music
- His gentle and authentic stage presence combined with awesome songwriting make for a delightful show. No Depression