The Wisconsin Room Presents:

ELLIS PAUL

w/ Sam Lyons

live at Threshold

(2717 Atwood Ave.)

Friday, September 6, 2019  7:00pm

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 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.

Madison artist Sam Lyons opens.

Other upcoming 2019 shows. . .

October 13 with Ordinary Elephant & John Statz at the North Street Cabaret

December 12 with Peter Mulvey at Threshold

Past Shows: