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Ellis Paul to Appear at Franklin Coffeehouse

Oct 29, 2014 11:04AM ● By Pamela Johnson

Folk musician Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul with Chris Trapper,  8PM, $25

Ellis Paul returns to the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 8th.  Ellis is one of the most significant stars in the modern history of folk music. He is a critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet, and troubadour originally hailing from a potato farming family in northern Maine. He is the recipient of thirteen Boston Music Awards, second only to multi-platinum act, Aerosmith. Over the course of fifteen years, Ellis Paul has built a vast catalog of music which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies. He has bridged the gulf between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger more successfully than perhaps any of his songwriting peers.

"Ellis Paul is a master storyteller. He combines the sensibilities of Bob Dylan and Bill Morrissey and delivers it with a passion that sets him apart in the company of a new breed of songwriters." - Performing Songwriter Magazine

Chris Trapper, formerly of The Pushstars, opens the show.  His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extraordinary characters.  His warm and inclusive on–stage persona have made Trapper’s live show a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music.

The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Admission is $25. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit to purchase tickets or for more information.





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