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Ellis at Stone Soup

Ticket to See Ellis Paul at Stone Soup

Last night Allison and I went to Stone Soup to see Ellis Paul. Rachel Davis opened for Ellis and she was quirky and fun. She had a good voice but I couldn’t always make out the words. We got her CD so we could listen to her more.

While waiting in line we met Audra and Patti.

Audra owns Mad Hatters Bakery in Newport. It is not on main street but you can get muffins there for half of what the main street shops get. So, if you find yourself over by the police station and homeless shelter in Newport look for Mad Hatters and grab your self a muffin and say hello to Audra. We’ll certainly be stopping by there when we get a chance to go to Newport.

Another chance meeting while at the concert was Steve Donohue from Saint A’s. Steve and I graduated together and worked at Saint A’s at the same time. He was in Admissions and I was in Public Relations and Residence Life. It was nice to see Steve and Kristen Skoglund, who is also a Saint A’s grad from the class of 1996. It is nice to find out that people are Ellis Paul fans and find out other folk singers that we should go and see.

I think we will be back at Stone Soup again real soon. And its wicked easy to get there from North Attleboro. About a 15 minute ride.

Oh yeah, the reason we were there, Ellis Paul. Last night Ellis Paul was a lot of fun. I felt that the show was even more of an intimate one than the other night at Club Passim. Not for nothing, but both shows were very good. I guess I just got more excited about this one because Ellis played ‘Roll Away Bed’ for us. It is a cute little song about sharing the sleeping arrangements with someone who, and I’m not naming any names, is an active sleeper.

Ellis also played ‘3000 miles’ which is my personal favorite song, especially with the travel that I do. Sometimes I feel like I’ve been living out of a suitcase for 14 days. And airplanes are nothing but buses with wings anyway, so it may as well say Greyhound on that American Airlines plane.

Can you tell that someone has missed Platinum status 2 years in a row and is a little miffed about it? But anyway, Ellis Paul was great, he invited Rachel Davis and a guitarist Brett, I think his name was, up to play on and unplugged rendition of ‘Let it Be’. What a fun evening.

Alas no Christopher…

Last night Allison and I attended the Ellis Paul Pre-New Year’s show with Tara and Erik and my parents and my aunt Donna and her friend. But there was no Christopher in sight. Christopher or C-dub was missing from last night’s performance. And he was missed. But Christopher has found love in a warm state. He was in Florida.

The night was a lot of fun anyway. We had some great veggie pizzas and got to hear Flynn, Ellis’ opening act and then Ellis Paul and Don Conoscenti came out to play. Ellis played some new songs that Allison and I knew because of his show at Connecticut College a couple of months ago. He played “9 Months to Fix the World”, “She was” and “3000 miles”, these are some of my favorites. The night was a great one. If you get the chance to see any of these artists live please do so they are awesome.