The Acoustic Cafe Music Series will present acclaimed singer/songwriters Pat Wictor and Ellis in a special co-bill concert. Proceeds benefit the OLM Haiti scholarship fund.
Pat Wictor first burst on the folk and acoustic
scene as an innovative slide guitarist known for doing fresh and memorable versions of traditional and contemporary songs. He's become a well regarded singer and songwriter, writing material grounded in the rural country, gospel, and blues traditions of our nation.
With flowing red hair and zen-like calm, Pat embraces his audience with the sincerity of his music and the clarity of his voice, inviting them in. In the past year he's been touring nationally as one third of Brother Sun,the powerful harmonizing trio with Joe Jencks and Greg Greenway, garnering festival bookings and a #2 CD on the Folk DJ charts.
"...the clarity of his voice is an interesting juxtaposition to the glorious grit of his musicianship.....He manages to creatively absorb
the work of others, leaving their musical intentions
beautifully intact, adding his own sonic signature to the mix." - Dirty Linen -
If you haven’t yet caught her engaging and disarming live show, take a chance on Ellis and you’llbecome a lifelong fan. Her fans describe her as not only a talented folk
musician, but also as a supportive friend who offers
encouraging words and humor alongside her compelling songs. She leaves audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts. With songs that capture deep wisdom as well as a childlike playfulness and joy, Ellis’ music is being spread across the globe by fans who are so moved that they have to share it others. She released her 7th album,Right On Time, in 2010.
"Ellis has one of most engaging personalities
that I've ever witnessed on a stage. Within seconds,
you'll fall in love with her bubbling attitude for life,
and her captivating laugh has been echoing
in my heart all week!"
- Ron Olesko, WFDU -