Tinsley Ellis: An Evening of Acoustic Songs and Stories

February 29, 2024 7:00 pm
1501 Long St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Overview

Tinsley Ellis: An Evening of Acoustic Songs and Stories

Doors at 6:00 pm & Show at 7:00 pm

ACCORDING TO ATLANTA-BASED BLUES GUITARIST, SINGER AND SONGWRITER TINSLEY ELLIS, HIS NEW, FIRST-EVER SOLO ACOUSTIC ALBUM, NAKED TRUTH, IS BOTH “A DEPARTURE AND AN ARRIVAL.” ELLIS HAS BEEN RECORDING AND TRAVELLING THE WORLD FOR OVER FOUR DECADES, DELIVERING HIS FERAL, GUITAR-FUELED, ORIGINAL ELECTRIC BLUES-ROCK TO EVER-GROWING AUDIENCES AT CONCERT HALLS, FESTIVALS, AND CLUBS. NAKED TRUTH IS STEEPED IN THE FOLK BLUES TRADITIONS OF MUDDY WATERS, SKIP JAMES, SON HOUSE, ROBERT JOHNSON AND EVEN LEO KOTTKE. TO THE CASUAL FAN, THIS MIGHT SEEM TO BE A NEW DIRECTION, BUT FOR ELLIS, IT’S AN EXTENSION OF HIS MUSIC, AS HE TAPS INTO THE RAW ESSENCE OF THE BLUES. “THIS IS A RECORD I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO MAKE, AND ONE THAT MY LONGTIME FANS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR,” HE SAYS, NOTING HE’S INCLUDED AN ACOUSTIC MINI-SET IN HIS CONCERT PERFORMANCES FOR YEARS. IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS, ELLIS HAS ALREADY PERFORMED OVER 100 SOLO SHOWS.