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Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis

QUOTES:

“Feral blues guitar…non-stop gigging has sharpened his six-string to a razor’s edge… his eloquence dazzles…he achieves pyrotechnics that rival Beck and Clapton.” — Rolling Stone

“Ellis unleashed a torrent of dazzling musicianship pitched somewhere between the exhilarating volatility of rock and roll and the melancholic passion of urban blues.” — Los Angeles Times

“Raw and righteous, funky and strong.” — Village Voice

BIOGRAPHY:

Tinsley Ellis has travelled a million miles, and through that journey he has become a man with clarity about where he stands today and his future destination. As a proud Georgia-based artist, with his new album Red Clay Soul he celebrates a legacy built on four decades of performing, recording and song writing. Travelers headed to Florida or other destinations in the Southeastern U.S. encounter red clay embankments as they hit the state of Georgia, and Ellis has chosen to title this new collection Red Clay Soul to celebrate the music of the area. He offers, “Georgia is where the Blues has got Soul. From the gospel inspired Ray Charles, to the R&B of James Brown and Otis Redding, to the Rock and Roll of Little Richard, to the Blues Rock of The Allman Brothers Band, all these acts have one thing in common….

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