One of this country’s finest songwriters, Dennis Ellsworth with his Electric Stars band, and local opener Matt Steele, combine for a night of blissfully brilliant power-pop goodness at The Carleton on Thursday, November 18th. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $17.50 + HST. We’ve been singing Dennis’s praises for years now, and there’s a reason for it: he’s that good (Matt’s no slouch either). Do yourself a favour, come out to this show, you can thank us later!
***If you want to sit with others who have purchased their tickets separately, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names***
Dennis Ellsworth is a songwriter, performer and producer from Charlottetown, PE. He began writing songs in high school. Over the years he has moved around, spending time in Edmonton, AB and living in Toronto, ON for six and a half years. He is now based in his hometown.
His resume includes collaboration with Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize of Skydiggers, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, Joel Plaskett, and David Barbe of Sugar and foremost producer of the Athens, GA based group, Drive-by Truckers. His work bridges a variety of styles from folk to rock n’ roll to chill electro-pop.
He has 10 albums to his name since 2009. His most recent is a self- produced collection called Common Senseless, recorded in his hometown with longtime collaborator, Adam Gallant. The record is a rumination on our ridiculous behavior. It’s a lighthearted commentary about the places Dennis hopes we aren’t heading.
Matt Steele blends the hook-laden, soul-searching songwriting of Tom Petty with the frantic, frazzled, up-tempo power-pop of Elvis Costello, retaining just a tinge of Steele’s moonshine-soaked Kentucky roots.