Divided into four segments, the DVD begins with a live show recorded on October 3, , at Boston's Somerville Theater - a show that was the final date of a six-week tour with Susan Werner.
The second segment is a minute road movie filmed in by Matt Linde, an independent filmmaker who accompanied Paul on a cross-country tour. Individual vignettes chronicle shows, conversations and events in Paul's daily life as a traveling musician. A third segment shows Paul demonstrating the open tunings he uses in many of his songs, while the final segment is a discussion of songwriting with fellow songwriters Christopher Williams and Vance Gilbert.
In her review for Dirty Linen , Annette C. Eshleman said, "In just under three hours, viewers are able to watch as Paul evolves from a young, inexperienced folk singer wearing a backwards baseball cap to the highly respected, confident, seasoned performer that he is today".
The award was presented as part of the sixth annual Boston College Arts Festival. His appearances at the festival also included an "Inside the BC Studio" interview with music writer Scott Alarik, a master class on songwriting, and a concert.
At the time Paul was writing what he called "country tunes" when he teamed up with an Irish musician, producer, and studio expert named Flynn. This resulted in American Jukebox Fables , released April 5, , a recording produced by Flynn that surprised some fans by melding folk, pop and electronica.
Paul said that his collaboration with Flynn formed a partnership where he brought banjos and accordions and Flynn brought a laptop and keyboard. Although Paul knew that the end result would fall outside the comfort zone of some fans who expected another acoustic folk album, experimenting with Flynn's musical chemistry set injected excitement and fun into the recording project. Since approximately no one seems to know for certain , Paul has annually played Club Passim over New Year's, performing two shows on December 30 and two shows on New Year's Eve.
The tour also included two BBC radio interviews and a radio interview in Paris. The two-disk retrospective of Paul's year career contained some songs that were absolutes and others that were included based on polls held on his website and discussion board. Ellis Paul, Essentials is a stunning place to start. Inspired after the birth of his second daughter, Paul said that he wanted to teach his children about the world through the use of music.
The songs are meant to be enjoyed by both children and adults, and Paul said "I wanted my kids to hear music with social commentary and some fantasy involved. The Parents' Choice Awards program honors the best material for children in these categories: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, videogames, television and websites. In , country musician Jack Ingram chose to record a song written by Paul. Five concerts commemorating Paul's 20th anniversary in the music business took place at Boston's Club Passim the weekend of July 9—10, Paul performed his eight solo albums in chronological order over four shows.
In addition, he also performed a children's concert. Paul's second children's album, The Hero in You , was released on January 1, The album is Paul's attempt to teach children about some of America's most famous heroes. There was always a really great charm about the music. The main reason I can still remember the Preamble of the Constitution is because of those little songs", Paul said.
She goes on to cite " Chief Joseph " as an example - a song that incorporates one of the most famous quotes in Native American history: "I will fight no more forever". In her review for No Depression , Holley Dey wrote: "It's a collection with multifaceted personality, offering both melodic romanticism and a folk styled humor that twinkles with good natured fun.
The awards ceremony took place in the Portland Maine Civic Center. Paul's 19th and second fan-funded album, Chasing Beauty , was released on September 9, Rebecca Loebe and Red Molly make guest appearances. In late , an announcement was made that Paul's song "Nelly Bly" from the album Hero in You would appear in the movie 10 Days in a Madhouse being released in the fall of The two songwriters, who have often shared the stage, each chose four cover songs to record - individual favorites - plus one song of their own.
A review in No Depression magazine said this about Paul and Gilbert's choice of songs:. To that end, Paul's original tune "Citizen of the World" is a wonderful balm, as he and Gilbert trade lyrics about the crossed bloodlines, attitudes and experiences that make us all brothers and sisters. Their version of Van Morrison's "Comfort You" works magic of a similar sort. Boston radio includes the University of Massachusetts' WUMB , the country's foremost radio station for folk and acoustic music hours a day.
Paul said the Boston songwriters tend to be more thoughtful and soft because in an intimate listening room, "all you've got is you and your words. I'm hoping to invite them in, have them make out the details and the reasons for being there, and apply them to their own lives.
But I'm also hoping to entertain them. After graduating from Boston College, Paul worked as a case worker at an inner city school in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, working with children with behavioral problems and also worked as a social worker in Boston with clients who were drug dealers, rapists, and other kinds of criminal offenders.
His work experiences opened his eyes to see the world in a broader, more open-minded way and provided material for the songs he was beginning to write. Early in his career Paul promised himself that he would always write about the things he knew well. His is a poet's heart, and a romantic's soul. He is an optimist who believes in people and possibilities. In her review of Paul's Say Something , Debbie Catalano wrote, "Ellis Paul draws a picture with his words then draws you into the world he's painting.
When teaching songwriting classes, Paul often introduces aspiring songwriters to his "six-step program to effective songwriting" which is based on the premise that songwriters should show and not tell. Paul teaches this six-step method to develop a character in a song:. The most important advice he gives aspiring songwriters is to write what you know or what you've experienced.
I don't want to fictionalize about things I haven't witnessed. He's learned that he can say more when he writes more simply and direct. When asked to describe the difference between writing songs for children and song for adults, Paul said: "The difference between writing a kids' song and an adult song is that in the kids' songs you tend to use primary colors and the words are brighter and the tempos are always upbeat.
There's a nuance to the adult songs that is different. It's still the story telling, but its different shades and angles. You read between the lines more. Paul continues playing close to dates annually on the folk circuit.
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A partner supplied Ulmer with an advanced portable Mitchell Camera BNC model , which enabled him to conduct sessions outside. Ulmer stated that all three major Yiddish newspapers in New York, Morgen Freiheit , Der Tog and The Jewish Daily Forward , offered sponsorship but he turned each down fearing he would antagonize the other two. Green Fields became a massive success and played for two months in New York. Yiddish press critics praised it voluminously: William Edlin of Der Tog wrote it "can be shown in theaters throughout the world, as are well-made movies from France, Czechoslovakia or Hungary.
Nugent of the New York Times , in contrast, wrote that it was "too long, and it betrays Jacob Ben-Ami's stage-bound direction The picture unquestionably would have profited by having a different leading man. Goldstein carries unworldliness to the point of imbecility.
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