"Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times
“The Hero In You” is Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a children’s book published by the Albert Whitman & Company, a prestigious publisher of children’s books. Ellis recorded “The Hero In You” to educate the minds of children on America’s important influencers. He sings about heroes such as Thomas Edison, Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, Rachel Carson, and Jackie Robinson in this 14-song collection. Ellis has crafted the sound of “The Hero In You” so that each song engages listeners of all ages. “These people did amazing things, but they can also inspire young people today to go out and do something out of the ordinary and become the heroes of their own lives,” explains Paul.
Ellis' second children's book, "The Night the Lights Went Out on Christmas" was released in October 2015 and has already received national attention. San Diego Family Magazine named 'Best Holiday Book for Kids' and the School Library Journal reviews "The detailed, digital illustrations of glowing electric lights and lawn tchotchkes pop off the page, and the message of remembering what’s important about the season is presented without falling into sentimentality. New and old fans alike will pore over this one." Ellis' neighbors are so caught up in having the best Christmas lights, that they forget about the true meaning of Christmas. Until their neighborhood competition causes the entire world to lose power!
Ellis Paul is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet and troubadour. He is the recipient of fifteen Boston Music Awards, second only to multi-platinum act Aerosmith. Since launching from Boston, Ellis has built a vast catalog of music, which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies. He averages 150 shows a year and travels across America and Europe, playing venues from church basements to Carnegie Hall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invited Ellis to pay tribute to his hero Woody Guthrie, who has influenced and inspired Ellis in a profound way.