Saturday, November 3, 2018

David Ellis and the carefree beauty of "Baby She Roam" from the "Misty Heights" album

Baby She Roam by David Ellis (from the "Misty Heights" album) feels like sunshine on a bleak day. Built on hand claps, an effervescent cadence and almost 60's carefree vibe it moves and like kids skipping in the park. Ellis crafts his self described "Pagan rock" with his acoustic quartet when is he is not writing and performing with the UK indie band Razorlight. Live performance comparisons shake out artists like T. Rex and Syd Barrett and Ellis's folk / hippie trance sounds brings up artists like Donavan, Vashti Bunyan and early Marc Bolan.

“I was living in a little house next to the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock when I began writing this record… the forest was my garden and every morning I would venture out with my guitar. This is where I wrote and recorded most of the album.”

Ellis trades his time between New York and London and anywhere his wanderlust takes him.  

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Robb Donker