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Jan 18

An Evening with Robert Ellis

LO-FI Lounge
$22 - $25
Presented By: Upland Brewing Co., MOKB Presents
Doors: 6:00 pm
Start Time: 7:00 pm

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ARTIST PROFILE | Robert Ellis

Americana/Folk

Recorded live to tape in just two days, Robert Ellis’s exquisite new album, Yesterday’s News, is as stripped-down as it gets, with the celebrated songwriter and producer’s delicate, reedy tenor accompanied only by nylon string guitar, upright bass, and the occasional piece of handheld percussion. The arrangements are harmonically sophisticated here, drawing on the open tunings and intricate fingerpicking of English songwriters like Nick Drake or Richard Thompson, and Ellis’s performances are similarly subtle and nuanced, tapping into the bittersweet longing of Chet Baker and the playful poignancy of Bill Evans and Jim Hall.

While that might seem surprising coming off 2019’s raucous Texas Piano Man, subverting expectations is nothing new for Ellis. Born and raised outside Houston, he gained early acclaim for his piercing introspection and absorbing narratives, but over the course of five solo albums, he flirted with everything from Paul Simon and John Prine to Elton John and Joni Mitchell in a series of sonic and visual transformations that ran the gamut from Redneck Steely Dan to Lone Star Liberace. NPR hailed his “musical daring and impeccable songcraft,” while Rolling Stone praised his “sharp eye for storytelling,” and the New York Times lauded his writing as an emotional “gut punch.”

Yesterday’s News marks Ellis’s debut LP for Niles City Records, an outgrowth of the famed Niles City Sound studio he and longtime collaborator Josh Block run in Fort Worth, TX.

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About the Venue

LO-FI Lounge is a unique art space, gallery, and special events venue located on the 2nd Floor of the Murphy Arts Center in historic Fountain Square. Looking for that off-the-beaten-path, hidden gem? With a capacity for up to 100 guests, LO-FI Lounge is the most intimate of our three venues. Shows and events at LO-FI are Ages 21+. Entrances to the 2nd floor are located on the corner of Virginia Ave next to La Margarita's patio, and off Prospect St. across from the bank parking lot.
Amenities: Full Bar, 21+, Premium Sound, General Admission, Limited Seating, Street-Level Box Office
Ticket Support: Box Office opens 1 hour before published door time. For ticket related questions please email boxoffice@hifiindy.com.
Parking: Street Parking, Bike Parking
Refund Policy: All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable unless the show is canceled.  Shows affected by Covid-19 pandemic will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact the box office with any questions: boxoffice@hifiindy.com.
1043 Virginia Ave #211 Indianapolis, IN 46203

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