Singer-songwriter Dennis Ellsworth is set to release his fifth recording titled Romantic As It Gets September 11 on Busted Flat Records.
His last record Hazy Sunshine was produced by The Skydiggers’ Josh Finlayson and brought in 2013 Music PEI awards for Roots Contemporary and Male Solo Recordings of the Year. With David Barbe (Drive By Truckers) producing, the crew recorded and mixed ten songs over eight sunny southern autumn days and nights. The result has hints of Americana, folk, and roots-rock.
“I am thrilled that I had another incredible recording session with David Barbe and the band we refer to as, The High Life Band. These guys are all based in Athens, and I met them when they were hired for Dusk Dreams (2012)”, recalls Ellsworth. “I really wanted to pick up where we left off and make a new record with the same team, so I did and it has proven to be my most focused, well-crafted record to date. Reconnecting with this crew was the best move I could’ve made. I know I will do it again down the line. It just works so damn well.”
Dennis Ellsworth has written songs in a variety of styles focusing on melody and craftsmanship with many layers and texture.
In 2014 Ellsworth was named one of Canada’s top ten new artists by the judges of the CBC Searchlight Contest. He also performed at the Lincoln Centre in New York City as one of twelve finalists in the International New Song Contest. Following the release of Romantic As It Gets, Ellsworth will tour in Canada, re-visit the United Kingdom, and will make his career debut in continental Europe. www.dennisellsworth.com