Robert Ellis (guitarist)

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Robert Ellis
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Robert Ellis in 2012
Background information
Origin Houston, Texas, US
Genres Country music, rock
Instruments Electric and acoustic guitar
Years active 2010–present
Labels New West

Kelly Doyle, guitar
Geoffrey Muller, bass
Will Van Horn, pedal steel guitar
Michael "Tank" Lisenbe, drums

Frank Booth, ambient room sounds

Robert Ellis is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist based in Houston, Texas, United States, who blends country, pop music and jazz.


Robert Ellis began performing as "Eyes Like Lions" early in 2005, playing in Lake Jackson, Texas.[1][2][3] The self-released LP The Great Rearranger was sold at shows, but Ellis found a higher level of success when American Songwriter magazine named his second album, Photographs, one of the top 50 albums of 2011.[4] Robert Ellis is a New West Records recording artist.[5] Ellis has toured with Alabama Shakes, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Old 97's.[6] Originally from Texas, in 2012, Ellis relocated from Austin, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee to work on his third album, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, in Eric Masse's Casino recording studio under the direction of album producer Jacquire King. Ellis has said that this album, influenced by his hometown, Lake Jackson, Texas, incorporates more pop influences. [6][7][8]



  1. ^ Dansby, Andrew. "Robert Ellis and his danceable, drinkable country music". Archived from the original on December 19, 2010. Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums Of 2011". Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Best Band to Get Together in the Past Year". Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  4. ^ Smith, William Michael. "Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll Honored by American Songwriter Magazine". Retrieved January 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Robert Ellis New West Records". Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Blau, Max. "Robert Ellis Expands Beyond Country Roots". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  7. ^ Inman, Davis (2013-01-16). "Robert Ellis On Moving To Nashville, Richard Thompson And American Songwriter Presents « American Songwriter". Retrieved 2016-07-21.
  8. ^ Mugan, Chris. "Lone star: Robert Ellis interview". The Independent. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  9. ^ "Robert Ellis Discography". Discogs. Retrieved January 27, 2012.

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