Sessions: Robert Ellis

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.

Robert Ellis: The Story Behind “Westbound Train”

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=”″ text=”Westbound Train” dl=”0″] –Robert Ellis

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[wpaudio url=”″ text=”Friends Like Those” dl=”0″] –Robert Ellis

Watch the video performance of “Westbound Train.”

Also watch video performances of “What’s In It For Me?” and “Friends Like Those.”