Robert Ellis 2.14.19

For his new album, Texas Piano Man, Texas songwriter Robert Ellis swaps the guitar for a grand piano and a white suit. That may seem like a big leap for an artist largely known for more traditional country sounds but a quick chat with Ellis reveals a deep love for larger than life rock ‘n’ roll piano men like Elton John and Leon Russell. For him, it’s another way to explore what it means to be a Texas musician. “With Texas, people expect a certain thing and they want a certain thing, and I fought that for a long time,” he says. “I’ve realized though that Texas shouldn’t be made a category. I want to redefine to the outside world what it means to be Texan a little bit.” Robert Ellis is scheduled to appear at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin from March 11th through the 17th. Ellis will then launch his Texas Piano Man headline tour in Oklahoma City, OK on March 23rd. Follow along with the links below and listen to his session HERE:


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