2000 - 2009


March 14: Ellis Paul Live released on Philo/Rounder
June 13: "The World Ain't Slowing Down" released on the "Me, Myself and Irene" soundtrack
June 21: Ellis sings National Anthem at Fenway Park
June 23: Release of the movie "Me, Myself and Irene" featuring "The World Ain't Slowing Down"
June: Featured in Smithsonian Magazine article on the Kerrville Folk Festival
June 14: Appeared in feature article in The Improper Bostonian
June 27: In a review of "Me, Myself and Irene", USA Today refers to Ellis Paul as "New England cult rocker"
October 20: Boston Citysearch awards Ellis Paul the 2000 Editor's Award for Best Local Songwriter
October 20: Urban Folk Songs and Am I Home re-released on CD

"Martyr's Lounge" appears on All Folked Up: A Rounder Sampler
"The World Ain't Slowing Down" and "Conversation with a Ghost" appear on Rounder New Release Sampler
"The World Ain't Slowing Down" appears on the "Me, Myself and Irene" soundtrack
"Conversation with a Ghost" appears on WDIY Studio Sessions, Vol. 1
"Conversation with a Ghost" appears on Massachusetts For Folk
"All Things Being the Same" appears on WERS' Live from Emerson College
"The World Ain't Slowing Down" appears on Progressions #52: New Music for Progressive Adult Radio
"Maria's Beautiful Mess" appears on WBJB's Live at the Night, Vol. 1

Guest Appearances:
Vance Gilbert, Live
Christopher Williams, The Silence in Between
Bernice Lewis, Religion and Release
David Wilcox, What You Whispered
Adam Dorfman, The Difference
Dave Nachmanoff, A Certain Distance
Don Conoscenti [EP]

Covered by:
Gregg Cagno, Present Moment Days ("Look At the Wind Blow")


April 20:  11th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Male Singer/Songwriter"
September: Appeared in feature article in Acoustic Guitar magazine
November 9:  Release of the movie Shallow Hal featuring "Sweet Mistakes"
November 6: "Sweet Mistakes" released on the "Shallow Hal" soundtrack
November 15: Sweet Mistakes released on Black Wolf
Kevin So's That Oriental Guy includes the song "Standing in the Shadow of Ellis Paul"

"Take Me Down" appears on New Music Made in New England
"Sweet Mistakes" appears on "Shallow Hal" soundtrack

Guest Appearances:
Lori McKenna, Pieces of Me
Don Conoscenti, Paradox of Grace
Darryl Purpose, A Crooked Line
Don Conoscenti [advance single]


January 11-14: 1st Ellis Paul FanClub cruise to the Bahamas
January 17: Named FolkWax 2001 "Artist of the Year"
April: Featured in the book "Letters to JD Salinger" edited by Chris Kubica and Will Hochman; published by University of Wisconsin Press
April 20: 12th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Male Singer/Songwriter Album" for Sweet Mistakes
June: "Notes From the Road" published by Black Wolf Press
November 5: "If You Break Down" featured on the TV show "Ed"
September 10: Speed of Trees released on Philo/Rounder
December: Appeared in feature article on the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Dirty Linen
December: Appeared in New Release Spotlight in Performing Songwriter

"Conversation with a Ghost" appears on Before Their Time: Memorial Songs and Music, Vol. 2
"Weightless" appears on Rounder's The Singer Songwriter Collection
"Sweet Mistakes" appears on Progressions #68: The Triple A Sampler
"Speed of Trees" appears on Fresh Picked: Live in Studio
"Sweet Mistakes" appears on City Folk Live V

Guest Appearances:
Justin Brooks, Take To the Wind
Alastair Moock, A Life I Never Had
Carl Cacho, Spark
Vance Gilbert, One Through Fourteen
Joel Raphael, Woodeye

Covered by:
Joel Cage, Professional Stranger ("Jumpin' A Train")


January: Appeared in feature article in Paste Magazine
February: Spends entire month on the road as part of the Woody Guthrie "Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway" tribute tour
February:  3000 Miles DVD released
March:  Prominently featured in the book "Deep Community: Adventures in the Modern Folk Underground" by Scott Alarik
Sept. 9:  Side of the Road released
October: Jack Kerouac's "Doctor Sax" screenplay published [with voice of Ellis Paul as Lousy]

"Paperback Man" appears on Best of the Kerrville Folk Festival, Vol. 1
"(This Train is) Bound for Glory" [with the Ribbon of Highway players] appears on KGSR Broadcasts, Vol. 11.  
"Angel in Manhattan" appears on We Are All Each Others' Angels.


May 1: Recipient of the 2nd Annual Boston College Arts Council Alumni Award
Sept. 30:  13th Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Male Singer/Songwriter"

"Sweet Mistakes" appears on WFDU's Odds and Ends: Ten Years of Crash on the

"The Only Way" (with Vance Gilbert) appears on the Kennebunk Coffeehouse Best of 5

"Maria's Beautiful Mess" appears on WCLZ's Greetings from Area Code 207.  (The        
    song is on Disk 2 specifically titled Greetings from "Studio Z" 2003-2004.)
"Comfort You" (with Vance Gilbert) appears on Keeping Music in Mind

Guest Appearances:
Kort & Beth McCumber, Until I Return


April 5: American Jukebox Fables released on Rounder/Philo.
April 6-19:  Appeared in feature article in The Improper Bostonian.

"If You Break Down" appears on Notes of Hope: A Benefit for Brian and Alex.
"Jukebox on My Grave" appears on Best of the Mansion, Vol. 1.
"Blacktop Train" appears on MVY Radio Fresh Produce 1

Guest Appearances:
Flynn, An American Wake

Covered by:
Brian Joseph, If I Never Sleep Again ("9 Months to Fix the World")


Guest Appearances:
Antje Duvekot, Big Dream Boulevard
Woody Guthrie Coalition, Woody Sez, A Tribute to Woody Guthrie (DVD)

Covered by:
Burns Sisters, Wildflower Bouquet ("God's Promise")


Feb. 23:  Ellis Paul Wikipedia article receives Feature Article rating
May 22:  Ellis Paul Wikipedia article appears as Today's Feature Article on the Wikipedia main page

"God's Promise" appears on Ribbon of Highway, Endless Skyway CD

Guest Appearances:
Flynn, The Answer's Not Enough


Jan. 8: The Dragonfly Races released on Black Wolf
April: The Dragonfly Races awarded a Silver Medallion by the Parents' Choice Foundation
October: A Summer Night in Georgia: Live at Eddie's Attic released on Black Wolf

"Jukebox On My Grave" appears on WYEP's Live & Direct, Vol. 10 CD

Guest Appearances:
Robbie Schaefer, Strange and Lovely World


Dec. 3: 14th Boston Music Award for "Folk Act of the Year"

updated: 4 years ago