Houston troubadour Robert Ellis returns to the Live Music Capitol this week for a two-day tenure at the Mohawk! Inspired by the lyrics and arrangements of Paul Simon, John Prine, and indeed Randy Newman, Ellis has been refining his own songwriting since the self-release of his debut album nearly ten years ago.
Sonically dabbling with country, folk, rock, and at times even jazz and blues, Ellis’ exploration of sound and mastery of narrative, character-based lyricism was beyond clear with his latest and most lyrically omniscient offering yet, Robert Ellis. Representing both his deepest personal thoughts and an overview of his musical career thus far, this self-titled fourth full-length opens with a tune about what actually brings people together and how insubstantial connections can be at times.
You can truly connect with Ellis and his fans for two live shows this week, tomorrow and Wednesday night at the Mohawk. Until then feel the emotion shared by Ellis in KUTX’s own Studio 1A back in 2016 with a live rendition of “Perfect Strangers”.
-Jack Anderson (Host, Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)