If you ever have been mesmerized by a performer, you will know what it feels like to see Ellis live. Onstage she comes across as a friend who is telling you stories, and sometimes she’ll shyly laugh, or give you a look that maybe she said too much. As a recording artist and live performer, Ellis has quietly built up a sizable following. While she does well locally, her strength has been hitting the college circuit and touring. Whether it be with a backing band or just by her lonesome, Ellis knows how to work the crowd and bring them into her world, which should be the goal of any musician.
I can’t wait to give a listen to her new album Break The Spell, which will enjoy a CD Release show this Saturday at the Cedar Cultural Center. As she releases each new album, it is much like learning something new about an acquaintance or a close friend.
Ellis - Break The Spell - CD Release
Saturday, February 2nd.
Ellis, Anne Heaton and Jennifer “JJ” Jones
Cedar Cultural Center
7pm/$13 advance/$15 door
Ellis: Break The Spell CD release concert (2008)