Ellis Returns to Fairfield (2/13) and Lyrical Venus (2/9)!

Singer-Songwriter Ellis
Singer-Songwriter Ellis

The last time Ellis was in town and on Lyrical Venus was November 2008, so it’s been a little while since Fairfielders have seen or heard her in person. But if you’ve been following her on Facebook or Twitter you know she has been keeping plenty busy, working on a new album with a producer in New York, showcasing at the Sundance Film Festival and even learning to ski!

That is one of the things I love about Ellis – she gives herself challenges to learn and try new things and then she dives in and does them!  In this inspiring introduction to her song Close to You at a concert in Wisconsin, Ellis talks about her goal to try one new thing every year as a strategy to stay young and flexible in her outlook:

And here is Close to You itself:

I know I always leave an Ellis concert inspired, uplifted and with my heart blown open in an amazing way.  I’m excited to see her this weekend and maybe hear some of the songs going on her upcoming CD, Right On Time, set for release in September 2010.  There are some preview clips up on ellis-music.com, as well as a page where you can pre-order the album to help with the recording costs and receive the album this summer in advance of the official release.

I recommend taking a peek at that pre-order page whether you are planning to pre-order or not, because it has some of the cutest rewards and drawings for each donation level. (You can even click on the pictures to see them bigger.)  If you’ve ever been to an Ellis show, you can imagine what a ring-tone of her laugh (one of the things you get for donating $100 or more) might be like for your phone!

Get your tickets for Ellis’ show at  Cafe Paradiso on February 13th, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the heart, and her previous shows there have sold out!

Ellis will be calling in to Lyrical Venus Radio Tuesday February 9th!  Tune in to KRUU-LP 100.1 FM here in town, kruufm.com online anywhere from 9-10am Central time.  We’ll start off with 1/2 an hour of tunes and then Ellis will call around 9:30!

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