who tend to stay busy. We're delighted to welcome them both to
Rams Head On Stage on August 7th, 2015.
“Ellis Paul finds light in telling stories through music. That has been the folk singer’s mantra for more than two decades....
“I never had anyone tell me I had to be a farmer,” Paul says. “I had plenty of people telling me how my hard work and talent could take me places. That’s enough to get you dreaming, and enough to make you believe those dreams are within reach.””
— Adrian Gomez, Albuquerque Journal
To date, Paul has released 19 albums and has been the recipient of 14 Boston Music Awards, considered by some to be a pinnacle of contemporary acoustic music success. He has published a book of original lyrics, poems, and drawings and released a DVD that includes a live performance, guitar instruction, and a road-trip documentary. In 2014 his children's CD Hero in You was published as a book by Albert Whitman & Company. Shortly afterward, Paul was awarded the Parents' Choice Gold Award for his inspirational CD.
- Ellis recorded and released his 19th album, 'Chasing Beauty', this past fall, which was produced by Kristian and Brandon Bush of Sugarland and Train. For the second time, the album was completely funded by fans - we raised over $100,000 with over 600 donors!
- Ellis's song Nellie Bly will be featured in the movie 10 Days in a Mad House, to be released Fall 2016.
- He also will be releasing his second children's book, titled The Night The Lights Went Out On Christmas this September.
- Ellis has scheduled another 200 shows this year (the pace he has been going for over 20 years!)
- Ellis recorded his 20th release - his 4th live album - this past April at his show at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston, IL. He plans to release it later this year!
For over thirty years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career...
Dan started his career as a songwriter, mostly with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir and many more...Throughout the 1990s, Dan recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro, until Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned into a growing solo career, increasingly in demand on the national concert circuit.
Dan Navarro has moonlighted as a singer and voice actor for over 25 years, in major motion pictures, television series, commercials and records, including the October 2014 Fox animated feature,The Book Of Life, plusThe Lorax, Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return, Rock of Ages, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Rio (Oscar-nominated song “Real In Rio”), Ice Age (2 & 3); TV series Turbo Fast, Prison Break, Family Guy and American Dad; recordings with Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Luis Miguel, Jose Feliciano, Susanna Hoffs and Jon Anderson of Yes; and commercials for Subaru, Shakey’s Pizza, McDonald’s, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Honda, El Pollo Loco, Nationwide and hundreds more...
He has contributed countless hours in Washington on issues of intellectual property, copyright and performer’s rights, including testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Copyright Royalty Board on behalf of the Nashville Songwriters Assn Int’l, AFTRA, NARAS, BMI , SoundExchange and the musicFIRST Coalition...!! Dan also serves on the boards of SAG-AFTRA, Folk Alliance, The Levitt PavilionsLA and is an Advisory Trustee to the Golden West Chapter of the ALS Association, fighting the neuromuscular disease better known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which tragically took Eric Lowen’s life in 2012
In 2009, after 22 years and 12 albums with Lowen & Navarro, Dan released the spirited “Live at McCabe’s”, backed by his pals from Austin-based Stonehoney. His long awaited next album, “Shed My Skin” —his first true studio album of new material—is still in the oven, and is slated for release later this year.
Dan is the father of a 18-year-old son and a known abuser of acoustic guitars.