Thursday, June 27, 2013
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
Over the course of 11 albums and thousands of live performances, Tinsley Ellis ranks as one of the most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists in the world.
Atlanta-born Ellis grew up in southern Florida where he followed in Deep South tradition similar to that of Duane Allman, Freddie King and Warren Haynes. He began playing guitar at age eight, discovering the blues through the backdoor of British Invasion bands such as The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream, and The Rolling Stones. At age 14, his affinity for the blues solidified during a live B.B. King performance.
Ellis' first Alligator release GEORGIA BLUE hit an unprepared public by surprise in 1988. Critics and fans quickly agreed that a new and original guitar hero had emerged. Subsequent releases such as FANNING THE FLAMES (1989), TROUBLE TIME (1992), STORM WARNING (1994), and FIRE IT UP (1997) further expanded the guitarist's hero status. Following short recording engagements with Capricorn and Telarc Records, Ellis returned to Alligator in 2005 with the searing guitar-fueled LIVE-HIGHWAYMAN, the live album fans had been demanding for years. Recorded just outside Chicago, LIVE-HIGHWAYMAN took the artist's extended solos and heartfelt vocals to staggering heights. Its success led to the inspirational MOMENT OF TRUTH (2007), a showcase of hard-hitting vocals, masterful guitar playing and introspective songwriting, deemed as Ellis' most aggressive studio recording to date. This was followed by SPEAK NO EVIL (2009), comprised of poignant rip-roaring tracks that feature Ellis' soulful and ferocious guitar playing. GET IT! (2013) is Ellis' latest instrumental tribute to greats such as Stevie Ray, Albert Collins, Dick Dale, and Santana.
Performing over 150 shows a year, Ellis has appeared throughout Canada, United States, Europe, Australia, and South America and has shared the spotlight with renowned artists such as The Allman Brothers, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, and Widespread Panic. Ellis' songwriting capabilities which parallel his guitar prowess draw comparisons to icons such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter.
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