Sundilla Presents Ellis Paul


by Sundilla

For the perfect way to relax at the end of a long holiday/Iron Bowl weekend, look no further than Sundilla. Sundilla will present Ellis Paul in concert on Sunday, Nov. 28, at Pebble Hill. Showtime will be 7:30 p.m., and admission at the door is $25. A limited number of $20 advance tickets are available at Spicer’s Music, Ross House Coffee and online at

A troubadour, a singer/songwriter, a folky and a storyteller — all are fair labels for this artist, but they do not quite suffice. However, the tattoo of Woody Guthrie worn proudly on his arm is a good starting place from which to grasp Ellis Paul, for it is from the Woody Guthrie tradition that he hails, and Maine as well. Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and James Taylor are also listed among his influences, and their spirits seem to occasionally grace his work. With an acoustic guitar in hand, he weaves intimate, provocative and romantic tales of lives that were obviously witnessed by a most-talented voyeur.

Based in Massachusetts, Paul has been called the quintessential Boston songwriter more than a few times and has garnered the recognition and awards to back up that claim, including a shelf full of Boston Music Awards. Since coming onto the scene in 1993 with his independent debut, “Say Something,” Paul hasn’t slowed or weakened as a performer or a writer. Spending two-thirds of most years on the road has helped him perfect both crafts, with a lot of practice on-stage and a lot of people whose stories he retells in song. In fact, his 1994 album “Stories” proved enchanting enough to secure him a deal with Rounder Records and a national following of dedicated fans.

Many albums have followed; his latest, “The Storyteller’s Suitcase” is number 20. His songs have also been heard in movies, such as “Me, Myself and Irene” (starring Jim Carrey), “Shallow Hal (starring Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow) and “Hall Pass” (starring Owen Wilson.)

Advance tickets are just $20 and are available at Spicer’s Music, Ross House Coffee and online at; admission at the door will be $25. For more information, visit

Sundilla is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with an all-volunteer staff. Started in 1993 with an outdoor concert on the lawn at Pebble Hill, Sundilla started holding most of their concerts in the AUUF Fellowship Hall in 1996, thanks to the generosity of the AUUF. In 2017 Sundilla became the first, and so far only, venue to be presented with a SERFA Award for Contributions to Folk Music by the SouthEast Regional Folk Alliance.

In 2013 the first episode of The Sundilla Radio Hour was aired on WTSU in Troy. Since that time, the Sundilla Radio Hour has grown into a weekly show that is aired in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, New York, Colorado and Alaska.


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