DENNIS ELLSWORTH

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EPK

2019/2020

BIOGRAPHY

Dennis Ellsworth is a songwriter, performer and producer from Charlottetown, PE. He began writing songs in high school. Over the years he has moved around, spending some time in Edmonton, AB and living in Toronto, ON for six and a half years. He is now based in his hometown. 

His resume includes collaboration with Josh Finlayson and Andy Maize of Skydiggers, Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip, Joel Plaskett, and David Barbe of Sugar and foremost producer of the Athens, GA based group, Drive-by Truckers. His work bridges a variety of styles from folk to rock n’ roll to chill electro-pop.  

He has 10 albums to his name since 2009. His most recent is a self-produced collection called Common Senseless, recorded in his hometown with longtime collaborator, Adam Gallant. The record is a rumination on our ridiculous behavior. It’s a lighthearted commentary about the places Dennis hopes we aren’t heading. 

Ellsworth has signed with the New-Brunswick based booking and management agency Cool Cats Agency and plans are in motion to keep Dennis Ellsworth busy touring, writing, recording and producing.


LINKS

Official website : https://www.dennisellsworth.com/
Listen here : https://www.dennisellsworth.com/listen/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/chesterfielddweller/

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/artist/3YZWrLzjRyroaj0DVpPEFd?si=_nYMT7PtS4- qPBUn9U773Q

YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/DennisMEllsworth

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/dennis_ellsworth/?hl=en


VIDEOS


PRESS


A conversation with Dennis Ellsworth

Podcast, Halifax Urban Folk Festival (August, 2019)


Single: dennis ellsworth wraps up England, holland and gord downie in Sunflowers

The East (April 26, 2019) : https://www.theeastmag.com/2019/04/26/single-dennis- ellsworth-wraps-up-england-holland-and-gord-downie-in-sunflowers/

‘’Ellsworth combines the experiences of visiting a different part of the world

along with his interactions with an individual who has been immortalized in our

culture, and yet, is gone from us. It’s a lot to take in.’’


Music PEI Awards 2019

The East (January 27 2019) : http://www.theeastmag.com/2019/01/27/pei-music-vishten-and-the-east-pointers-top-2019-award-winners/


Dennis Ellsworth wins P.E.I.'s SOCAN Songwriter of the Year

CBC PEI (25 janvier 2019) : https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward- island/pei-songwriter-of-the-year-2019- 1.4991563?fbclid=IwAR1MYLZSsRtuOP45vyt3oGLu6SrqNKBVCj7nLescUwworNFP LxNM0S5NJ7c

‘’Ellsworth beat out Dylan Menzie and Mark Skinner a.k.a. Lonely Kid, Lennie Gallant, Meaghan Blanchard and Rachel Beck for the 2019 SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award, for his song She's Never Wrong.’’


TODAY’S SONG: DENNIS ELLSWORTH CELEBRATES CANADA-BIS WITH “STONED”

ARTWOOD MAGAZINE, USA (NOVEMBER 1 2018) : HTTP://ATWOODMAGAZINE.COM/DEST-STONED-DENNIS-ELLSWORTH- SONG-REVIEW/

‘’ Ellsworth’s new music is meant to make him feel better about his life choices, and subsequently, make us feel better about ours.’’


NEW “OLD DIRECTION” FOR DENNIS ELLSWORTH

SOCAN MAGAZINE (OCTOBER 10 2018) : HTTPS://WWW.SOCANMAGAZINE.CA/FEATURES/NEW-OLD-DIRECTION- FOR-DENNIS- ELLSWORTH/DOING_WP_CRON=1548213339.4078559875488281250000

‘’ Things Change Upon an initial spin, sounds like a departure for the songwriter. Gone is the alt-country sound that’s served as his wheelhouse. Replacing the roots vibe is a radio-friendly wall of sound, with a sprinkle of pop. Listen deeper, and you’ll still hear the poetic lyrics, and Ellsworth’s ability to make a song speak to us all – confirming Karr’s words. The building blocks of this songwriter’s art remain the same.’’


NEW MUSIC: DENNIS ELLSWORTH’S PERFECTLY PACKAGED ‘THINGS CHANGE’

The East (September 21 2018) : http://www.theeastmag.com/2018/09/11/new-music-dennis-ellsworths-perfectly-packaged-things-change/

‘‘Each song is unique despite this framework. The tracks stand strongly on their own, but they share similarities in production, and the melodies all complement each other perfectly. So, while listening to any one track would be an enjoyable experience in itself, it’s almost a waste not to listen to the album front to back.’’


Dennis Ellsworth plays HUFF Halifax

Global News (August 29 2018) *VIDEO* : https://globalnews.ca/video/4415802/dennis-ellsworth-plays-huff-halifax


DOUG GALLANT: Dennis Ellsworth ‘one of the best’ in Atlantic Canada

PEI’s Guardian (March 31 2018) : https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/living/doug- gallant-dennis-ellsworth-one-of-the-best-in-atlantic-canada-197719/

‘‘Dennis Ellsworth has long been regarded as one of the finest singer- songwriters to come out of Atlantic Canada.

He’s held in such high regard for a number of reasons – from his firm grasp of the songwriter’s craft and his refusal to settle for anything less than his best effort to his undeniable passion for the creative process, whether he’s working alone or collaborating with others.’’


Five Questions With ... Dennis Ellsworth

FYI Music News (April 18 2018) : https://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2018/04/18/five-questions-%E2%80%A6- dennis-ellsworth

‘’ The results on Things Change are a brilliant convergence of Ellsworth’s finely honed songwriting chops with Plaskett’s vintage sonic approach.’’


P.E.I. musicians attend folk music conference in Kansas City

CBC News (February 22 2016) : https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/folk-alliance-international-p-e-i-musicians-1.3458603


REVIEW – DENNIS ELLSWORTH

CANADIAN BEATS (SEPTEMBER 15 2015) : HTTPS://CANADIANBEATS.CA/2015/09/17/REVIEW-DENNIS-ELLSWORTH-2/

‘‘I don’t feel the need to touch on each song individually because honestly they are each as

good as the last, but I thought I would speak about one of the slower tracks as well, the final

song on the album, “Dancing All Alone” is a beautiful song with nothing less than

unbelievable vocals.’’


DENNIS ELLSWORTH: OUT OF THE KITCHEN...

SOCAN Magazine (March 13 2014) : https://www.socanmagazine.ca/features/dennis-ellsworth-out-of-the-kitchen/

‘’ Ellsworth, who embraces a flexible approach to songwriting that leaves lots of

space for inspiration and collaboration, says he knows within the first few minutes

of working on a song if he’s on to something. “If I’m not I’ll go and do something

else,” he says with a laugh.’’