There is something underneath Robert Ellis’ instrumentation, a five-piece band that employs a sound that blends elements of Texas swing, electric rock, and sensible folk. Robert Ellis employs a song writing that is adventurous, unsparing, and utterly bold. Lightning 100’s Nashville Sunday Night audience heard songs from his new self-titled and self-produced album, a record that highlights a listlessness narrator experiencing heartbreak and soul searching with songs such as “Drivin’.”
The openness of Robert Ellis creates nostalgia for the great songwriters of the early 1970s. His songs are arranged in fast paced shades of foot-stomping bluegrass, heavy rock, and soulful country. Robert Ellis brought a distinct presence to 3rd and Lindsley that was simply irresistible.