Downeast Friends of the Folk Arts
Music and Dance for the Maine community
Back by popular demand, singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will appear at the UUCB Concerts for a Cause concert series at the UU Church in Brunswick on May 6, 2023 at 7:30. He will be accompanied by Radoslav Lorkovic on piano. The proceeds from this concert will benefit the Brunswick Area Teen Center and Maine Family Planning.
Ellis Paul’s 30th Anniversary Tour with Radoslav Lorković will be coming home to Maine and showcase songs from his forthcoming new album “55” in this performance. Paul is a popular singer-songwriter who is an astute storyteller, poetic and literate, with a stellar stage presence. Lorković is a Croatian born and classically trained folk and blues musician known in particular for his extraordinary flair on the piano and accordion.
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. 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 folk singer, 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.
Listen to Ellis Paul: Scarecrow in a Corn Maze
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Students/Children $10. Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at Ticketstripe.com/ellispaul