FREE SHOW! Dennis Ellsworth Band W/Special Guest Tom Curry

  • June 21, 2024
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Charlottetown’s Dennis Ellsworth is flat-out one of the country’s best songwriters, so we’re pleased as punch that he’ll be at The Carleton for a FULL BAND show on Friday, June 21st. Opening duties will be handled by special guest Tom Curry. Showtime is 8 PM and admission is FREE! We guarantee there won’t be a better live music show in Halifax on this night; if you’ve never caught Dennis’s act before, it’s about time you did!

Dennis Ellsworth is a songwriter, performer, sideman, and record producer from Charlottetown, PE. His songwriting career started in high school, filling notebooks with lyrics and poems. He grew up on the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, Kris Kristofferson, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. His tastes evolved in grade 6 and he began collecting cassettes. His personal music collection is stylistically expansive. Some might call his love for music an addiction, but whatever.

Over the years he has collaborated with Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize from Skydiggers, Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip, Joel Plaskett, Donovan Woods, Rose Cousins, John Smith, and David Barbe (producer of Drive-by Truckers and bass player for 90’s alt rock band Sugar.)

In 2015 Dennis signed a publishing deal with Cymba Music Publishing in Toronto and has since written songs in a wide variety of styles His music has appeared in television shows for CBC, Netflix, HBO and was featured in the award-winning film, The New Romantic.

Ellsworth has released 2 full length albums with his previous group, Haunted Hearts, an album as a duo with Kinley Dowling, two EP’s and 10 full length solo albums, including his most recent triple album project called Bound by Love.

Music therapist Tom Curry is also a talented songwriter and member of excellent rock band, The Scrapes.