Ana Lee here with my DJ pick of the week from Robert Ellis. “When You’re Away” is the next release off his upcoming record Texas Piano Man. The new record brings forth a new persona for Ellis after his 2016 critically acclaimed self-titled debut. The collection of songs was written for piano driven honky tonk rock n’ roll that strikes comparisons to Leon Russell and Gram Parsons.
Of Texas Piano Man, Ellis says, “Myself and the guys bring these songs to you in the very spirit of Texas itself; loudly, confidently, over the top, larger than life, at times deadly serious and yet always with a wink and a smile.”
Hear “When You’re Away” exclusively on Lightning 100 all day today. Listen to another preview of the record below and let us know what you think.