Dennis Ellsworth @Charslanding
Sun, Apr 8th, 7-9pm, Concert Dennis Ellsworth
Music PEI Awards Winner singer songwriter
In 2017, Dennis Ellsworth needed to make a new album. And it was an emergency.
So, who better to call for assistance than Joel Plaskett, who assumed production duties and enlisted his friends, Charles Austin and Dave Marsh (longtime drummer in Plasketts backing band the Emergency), to participate. The result is Ellsworths fifth solo LP, Things Change, a brilliant convergence of his irresistible power pop songwriting chops with Plaskett and co.s trademark vintage guitar-driven sound.
In the past, Prince Edward Island native Ellsworth has never hesitated to seek out the right people for specific projects. Its led him to build an impressive body of work in conjunction with producer David Barbe (Drive-By Truckers, Sugar), along with CanRock heroes such as Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie), Hugh Christopher Brown, and Tim Bovaconti (Ron Sexsmith).
However, teaming up Plaskett at Joels New Scotland Yard studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia became a totally immersive experience for Ellsworth that opened up many new creative possibilities.
After two decades of making music in various incarnations, Ellsworth chalks up what hes accomplished on Things Change in large part to simply being older and wiser. For years I wrote dark, smooth, romantic alt-country-ish type songs, he says. I dont know how I ever got there but I stuck with it for a while. I love those records, but I knew it was time I switched things up just to keep myself interested.
Things indeed change, most often when we least expect them to. But sometimes when we know change is necessary, it can force us to finally go places weve long put off. Dennis Ellsworth has reached a place hes always meant to be with Things Change, and thankfully hes welcomed the rest of us to join him there.
Tickets $10 now @Rollin Art Centre,
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Chars Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com
Char's Landing (View)
4815 Argyle St.
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V9
|Minimum Age: 19|
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