We opened our doors to Robert Ellis, a Texas singer-songwriter with country leanings whose New West debut, Photographs, has been lodged in our stereos for months. Ellis brought along a pedal steel guitar player and a sack full of songs, including “Westbound Train,” which the long-haired troubadour told us was inspired by the pain he felt after his friend and ex-girlfriend hooked up.
Check out the fruits of Ellis’s American Songwriter session below.
Recorded and mixed by Steve Martin. Video shot and edited by Joseph LeMay. Photo by Jamie Younger.
[wpaudio url=”http://www.americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/1-Westbound-Train1.mp3″ text=”Westbound Train” dl=”0″] –Robert Ellis
[wpaudio url=”http://www.americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2-Whats-in-it-For-Me.mp3″ text=”What’s In It For Me?” dl=”0″] –Robert Ellis
[wpaudio url=”http://www.americansongwriter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/3-Friends-Like-Those.mp3″ text=”Friends Like Those” dl=”0″] –Robert Ellis
Watch the video performance of “Westbound Train.”