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Robert Ellis

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Described by Houston Chronicle as an album that "defies easy categorization, with songs that touch on folk, pop, rock, free jazz, bossa nova, country and bluegrass," The Lights From The Chemical...

Described by Houston Chronicle as an album that "defies easy categorization, with songs that touch on folk, pop, rock, free jazz, bossa nova, country and bluegrass," The Lights From The Chemical Plant (New West Records), received three Americana Music Awards nominations - Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for single "Only Lies," tying Jason Isbell and Rosanne Cash for most nominations, and racked up the year-end accolades. NPR selected it as one of their 50 Favorite Albums of 2014 and called him a "major sonic storyteller in eleven sensitively rendered tracks" and Rolling Stone singled it out as one of the Best Country Albums of 2014, while exclaiming: "Ellis is a Nashville songwriter with a poet's heart who doesn't sweat mainstream conventions, and his third LP is a fully realized masterpiece." Esquire and Wondering Sound declared it one of the best of the year and the record's evocative centerpiece "Chemical Plant" was lauded by both American Songwriter and NPR as one of their favorite songs of the year with the latter describing it as "A genuinely haunting ballad about young love that turns older in a desolate landscape," adding that it "lives up to the legacy of Springsteen's The River."

Ellis, who recently moved from Nashville to New York, is currently working on new songs, inspired daily by his new surroundings and the city's never-ending stimulus.

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Folk/Acoustic

Robert Ellis

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Described by Houston Chronicle as an album that "defies easy categorization, with songs that touch on folk, pop, rock, free jazz, bossa nova, country and bluegrass," The Lights From The Chemical...

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Described by Houston Chronicle as an album that "defies easy categorization, with songs that touch on folk, pop, rock, free jazz, bossa nova, country and bluegrass," The Lights From The Chemical Plant (New West Records), received three Americana Music Awards nominations - Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for single "Only Lies," tying Jason Isbell and Rosanne Cash for most nominations, and racked up the year-end accolades. NPR selected it as one of their 50 Favorite Albums of 2014 and called him a "major sonic storyteller in eleven sensitively rendered tracks" and Rolling Stone singled it out as one of the Best Country Albums of 2014, while exclaiming: "Ellis is a Nashville songwriter with a poet's heart who doesn't sweat mainstream conventions, and his third LP is a fully realized masterpiece." Esquire and Wondering Sound declared it one of the best of the year and the record's evocative centerpiece "Chemical Plant" was lauded by both American Songwriter and NPR as one of their favorite songs of the year with the latter describing it as "A genuinely haunting ballad about young love that turns older in a desolate landscape," adding that it "lives up to the legacy of Springsteen's The River."

Ellis, who recently moved from Nashville to New York, is currently working on new songs, inspired daily by his new surroundings and the city's never-ending stimulus.