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Ellis Paul

Born: Jan 14, 1965

Birthplace: Fort Kent

Profession: Singer

Nationality: United States

Ellis Paul

Date of Birth : Jan 14, 1965
Birth Place : Fort Kent

Ellis Paul is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite the folk revival of the 1990s. His pop music songs have appeared in movies and on television, bridging the gap between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Having grown up in a small town in Maine, Paul attended Boston College on a track scholarship where he majored in English. An athletic injury sustained during his junior year changed the course of his professional career. Paul picked up a guitar to pass the time while sidelined, and discovered that playing guitar and writing songs was the creative outlet he had been looking for. After graduating from college he began playing at open mic nights in the Boston area while working with inner-city school children.

Profession


  • Singer
  • Singer-songwriter

Also known as


  • Paul, Ellis

Spouse


  • Sharon Teeler
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