Dennis Ellsworth, recently named the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 Music PEI Awards, makes his Patchwork debut on April 27. Long regarded as one of the finest singer-songwriters to come out of Atlantic Canada, we are very excited to welcome him to our living room.
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, to fully participate. The result is Ellsworth’s fifth solo LP, Things Change, (released last year), a brilliant convergence of his irresistible power pop songwriting chops with Plaskett and co.’s trademark vintage guitar-driven sound.
After two decades of making music in various incarnations, Ellsworth chalks up what he’s 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 don’t 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.
“So, now that it’s happened, I feel like I’ve entered into this new land of possibility and I’m gonna ride that wave for a bit. I also think my songwriting is getting stronger with every album. I feel like I’ve found a way to get a message across with the perfect balance. It’s still poetic but does a much better job of drawing a listener in with clear messages and some great combinations of words.”
Doors: 7:30 pm; Showtime : 8 pm
Tickets ($20): EventBrite
BYOB. Snacks offered. Sharing with friends who enjoy listening to music in an intimate setting – strongly encouraged.
Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts, 30 First Ave. Bedford
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