July 9, 2010 is officially Ellis Paul Day in Boston, Massachusetts. The mayor of Boston has declared it so. So there. To celebrate, Ellis Paul is doing a series of five concerts in two days at Passim in Cambridge. These are going to be special shows, as he's going to do eight of his albums in their entirety.
To kick off the weekend, Ellis Paul played a special show at the Foundation Room at the House Of Blues in Boston on Thursday, July 8. He played seven songs. Here is the set list:
1. Hurricane Angel
2. Once Upon A Summertime
3. Heaven's Wherever You Are
4. Rose Tattoo
5. Maria's Beautiful Mess
6. Take All The Sky You Need
7. The World Ain't Slowin' Down
He played keyboard on the first three songs, and then guitar for the other four. The show was filmed for Comcast, so everyone will be able to see it later. Hurrah for that. Before his set he was handed the certificate with the declaration of Ellis Paul Day. (And yes, i took pictures of this.)
The 7 p.m. shows for both friday and saturday are sold out, but i hear there are still tickets for the 10 p.m. shows, and there are still tickets for the 3 p.m. family show on saturday. So if you're in Massachusetts (or anywhere near Massachusetts) you might want to get tickets for these shows. These will be ones to remember.