“I am so excited to be able to bring in someone of Ellis Paul’s quality and reputation to round out Johnson Hall’s season,” said Johnson Hall’s Artistic / Executive Director Mike Miclon.

Paul is one of the leading voices of the American singer-songwriter world. He was a leader in the wave of singer/songwriters that emerged from the Boston folk scene, which helped revitalize the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk/pop style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 1990s.

For years, he has been among the singer-songwriter circuit’s most popular and dependable headliners with fiercely loyal fans all over the globe. Paul’s current studio album release, “The Day After Everything Changed” was made possible by contributions from fans — an excellent example and true testament to the relationship Paul has built with his fans.

Paul’s charismatic, personally authentic performance style has influenced a generation of artists drawing from the appeal of pop blending with the authenticity of folk. Paul is one of the most pop-friendly of today’s singer-songwriters. 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.

Paul was born and raised in Aroostook County, and attended Boston College on a track scholarship, where he majored in English. An injury sustained during his junior year altered the course of his professional career, when he picked up a guitar to alleviate boredom while sidelined. He discovered songwriting and playing and quickly found his calling.

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