On this week’s edition of Acoustic Café, Robert Ellis brings his trio to the Big Sky studio and performs songs from his 2014 release The Lights From The Chemical Plant. He also swaps stories about his recent move from Houston to Nashville. The new album was recorded in Nashville with Jacquire King, and features Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes, as well as Jim Lauderdale.
“My friends joke that I’m incapable of metaphor,” Ellis tells host Rob Reinhart. “And a part of that is that I grew up in the storytelling-songwriting tradition and you know, it is really important to me that you don’t get confused while you’re listening and that you can relate to these characters, and a lot of that has do to with how easy the story is to understand.”
Also, watch Elizabeth (Ziman) & the Catapult perform Song #6, “Beginner’s Heart”, for the Subway Sessions at SXSW back in March.