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Snapshots: Tinsley Ellis @ Rams Head on Stage — 3/31/24

World-renowned Atlanta-centered guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Tinsley Ellis lately celebrated the release of his initial-ever solo acoustic album, Naked Fact, with a stay solo acoustic efficiency at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis.

Steve Satzberg was there to photograph the display!

The next report is adapted from a press launch.

Naked Truth, unveiled on Alligator Information, is steeped in the people blues traditions of Muddy Waters, Skip James, Son House, Robert Johnson, and even Leo Kottke. To the everyday enthusiast, this may seem to be to be a new direction for Ellis, recognised for his blistering electric guitar do the job, but for Ellis, it’s an extension of his audio, as he taps into the uncooked essence of the blues.

“This is a report I have generally desired to make, and 1 that my longtime admirers have been asking for,” Ellis stated.

Look at the official lyric online video for &#8220Devil in the Space&#8221 by Tinsley Ellis on YouTube:

Since his to start with Alligator album in 1988, Georgia Blue, Ellis has absent from neighborhood Atlanta club beloved to become an internationally touring blues rock giant, doing hundreds of nights per 12 months. Mega-star guitarist Joe Bonamassa calls Ellis “a countrywide treasure.”

On Naked Real truth (his 21st album), Ellis swaps his blistering, guitar-fueled whole band workout routines for equally passionate, soul-browsing acoustic people blues. His famed guitar chops and musical creativeness are on full display all over the album’s 12 tunes, including 9 recently penned originals. On March 31 at Rams Head on Phase, he carried out these effective songs solo with an acoustic guitar.

Naked Truth of the matter was generated by Ellis, with the foot-stomping cover of Son House’s &#8220Dying Letter Blues&#8221 made by Atlanta roots musician Eddie 9V. The album was recorded are living in the studio using Ellis’ beloved 1969 Martin D-35 (a present from his father) and his 1937 Nationwide Steel O Sequence guitars. Whether or not intricately fingerpicking the Martin or taking part in hair-increasing slide on the Countrywide Metal, Ellis delivers every single tune with unvarnished intimacy.

With Bare Fact, Ellis will carry his songs specifically to his fans. “Two guitars and a car or truck,” he said of the simplicity of his North American touring scenario. “When people arrive to see me, I’ll have the guitars I made use of on the report with me, so what enthusiasts listen to on the album is what they’ll get reside. It is not simple. Now I’m the complete band and there’s nowhere to cover. It is frightening each one time I go up on stage on your own. But very little could be additional straightforward.”

Here are some pics of Tinsley Ellis carrying out at Rams Head on Stage on March 31, 2024. All photos copyright and courtesy of Steve Satzberg.

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