Paul has won an unprecedented 14 Boston Music Awards. You might recognize his songs in TV and movie soundtracks, including 3 Farrelly Brothers films: “Hall Pass”, starring Owen Wilson and Alyssa Milano, “Me, Myself, & Irene,” starring Jim Carrey, and “Shallow Hal,” with Jack Black and Gwyneth Paltrow. Director Peter Farrelly has called Ellis Paul “a national treasure”.
In recent years, Paul has departed from his solo career to tour and record with longtime compadre Vance Gilbert, and to indulge his deep respect for American folk icon Woody Guthrie. He appeared with the all-star Guthrie tribute tour, “Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway.” For his Philo CD, “The Speed of Trees,” he wrote a modern musical setting of Guthrie’s unpublished lyric “God’s Promise.”