Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a box, and burns white-hot from the inside out. But what seems even more striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling of unyielding authenticity.
Tom Brosseau, North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer, will join as special guest of Robert Ellis (New West Records) for a month of summer touring. Brosseau & Ellis met earlier this year, while performing at the Cayamo music festival. Brosseau performed with the Watkins Family Hour, led by Sara and Sean Watkins and featuring David Garza, Sebastian Steinberg and Don Heffington. Audiences at the Ellis/Brosseau shows will hear new music from both artists, Ellis in support of his upcoming album release; Brosseau will reward fans with previews of his newly recorded album produced by Sean Watkins.