An Evening w/ Robert Ellis at The Rustic Dallas
When: Thursday, December 7
Where: The Rustic Dallas
Times: Show: 8:30 pm
Join us for the next installment of our Late Night Live series at The Rustic! For the second time ever, The Rustic will transform into a late night listening lounge. Thursday, December 7th, attendees will get to sip Late Night Live hand crafted cocktails in an intimate concert environment. Vintage furniture, rugs and pillows will be accented with candles around the space to create a unique experience that’s like no other at The Rustic.
This series was started to shine a light on artists that deserve our undivided attention and for fans looking to experience a more refined concert experience. Dim the lights, set the stage, and let the music speak for itself. That's what it's all about.
About Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis has named his new album after himself and the reason is clear. The album is both his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. Robert Ellisopens with "Perfect Strangers," a meditation on what brings people together (and how tenuous that connection can be), and ends with "It's Not OK," a raw look at emotional compromise. Between those two powerful bookends are nine other songs that set Ellis's soaring vocals and knowing melodies against his sharp, dark observations, and that show him in full command of a vibrant set of songwriting skills-irony, distance, character, narrative, a thoughtful relationship between sound and sense.
Ellis was born and raised in Lake Jackson, a town about an hour from Houston whose other famous residents have included the Pauls (Ron and Rand) and Selena (the original Queen of Tejano, not the current pop sensation). From an early age, he escaped small-town boredom through music. At first, his tastes ran toward traditional hits. "I remember having a bunch of pop records when I was really young: No Doubt and Michael Jackson and Garth Brooks. That was when I was pretty passive as a listener-I liked them, but maybe I got to them because my mom or one of my sisters had them. The first I really got obsessed with was a Doc Watson collection. I was already starting to play guitar, and my uncle told my mom to get it for me. He was my first guitar hero."