Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Ellis Paul

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

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.

Laurie MacAllister

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Laurie MacAllister dreamed of being a singer when she was a little girl – singing songs by Dolly Parton, Sheena Easton, and Olivia Newton-John at the top of her lungs into a hairbrush.

A subsequent decade-long case of stage fright prevented her from performing publicly. While studying Industrial Psychology in graduate school at NYU, the urge to sing was strong enough that she began going to open mics in NYC. After a short-lived career in the field of management consulting, and landing her first gigs at the Grey Dog’s Coffee in the West Village, Laurie decided to pursue singing seriously in 1998. She quit her job and became a singer/songwriter (and also a waitress). With the help of an extraordinary friend, Cheryl Prashker, she released an album of original songs called These Old Clothesin 1999.

In 2000, she met Cliff Eberhardt and began singing backup for him at venues around the country, developing a passion for harmony singing, and began the process of overcoming her stage fright. Cliff produced Laurie’s next album, called The Things I Choose To Do, which was purchased and released by Barnes & Noble. In 2004, at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Laurie formed Red Molly with Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello; just two short years later, due the growing success of the band, she was able to leave waitressing behind forever.

Flynn

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Flynn is an amazingly talented and passionate Boston-based musician originally hailing from Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland.

With his guitar in one hand and suitcase in the other, Flynn set off to America to pursue his musical dreams in the fertile Boston music scene.  Flynn quickly set out to making his dreams a reality when he co-founded the band “Cliffs of Dooneen”.  The band rapidly gained notoriety amongst thousands of Boston bands garnering several high profile Boston Music Awards including “Best Rock Band” and “Best Album” while selling out every venue in town. A major label record deal soon followed with a smash debut album, “The Dog went East and God Went West” (BMG/Critique). The first single, “Through an Open Window” became an immediate radio hit landing in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Modern Rock charts.

Flynn’s music career path seemed to derail when a near fatal fall from a ladder put him in the hospital for weeks followed by months of rehabilitation to regain feeling and movement in his arms and legs; more importantly to Flynn, his ability to play music. Flynn kept his musical passion and desire intact; and amazingly wrote and produced his first solo CD “On Your Way” which was released 2 years to the date of his accident. This release would earn him another Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Debut Album of the Year”, quite a feat in Boston, one of the most highly competitive American music scenes.

Flynn’s subsequent self produced releases included “Let The Show Begin”, “An American Wake”, and “The Answer’s Not Enough” (Black Wolf Records) all garnered critical acclaim and commercial success. His latest releases reflect Flynn’s American journey, love, and fatherhood with an honest and emotionally powerful view of life.

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