ELLISVILLE NEWS—Sept. 26th, 2023: Some Upcoming Gigs

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the fall weather, wherever you are. It’s been beautiful here, though bone dry.

Sometimes, it’s feast or famine with gigs. I had nothing for nearly 2 months, and now I have four in the space of two and a half weeks. This evening, (Thursday), I will be in a one hour round with Antoinette Oleson and Buddy Farler at the Millenium Maxwellhouse Hotel on Rosa Parks Blvd. We play from 8 – 9 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 4th, I will be doing a 25 minute solo set at the Bowery Vault, as Part of Holly Bruce’s monthly “Music As Medicine” show. The Bowery Vault is at 2905 C, Gallatin Pk. You cannot see it from the street, but it is behind the Italian Kitchen on Gallatin just south of Trinity Lane. I play at 7 p.m., followed by Justice Amy and then Holly. While there is no cover, there is a “Two Item” minimum purchase. It can be for anything from a croissant to a bottle of soda or a pizza, etc. There is also a tip jar that is available as gratuities for each act.

On Sunday, Nov. 12th, I will once again be the Guest Performer at the CSLN Sunday Service, doing 3 of my songs with their great House Band.

But wait–there’s more! On Thursday, Nov. 16th, The Gordon Ellis Ensemble will be back at Phat Bites in Donelson, opening for the Jim Martin Band from 7 – 8 p.m. It’s at 2730 Lebanon Pike B, Nashville, TN 37214. All original Americana/Country music with Arnie Reed on Keyboards, David Johnson on Lead Guitar, and Cupper Reese on Bass. No cover–just a tip jar for gratuities, and great sandwiches. We’ve gotten great responses at Phat Bites–hope you can make it out. Since this one is still about two and a half weeks out, I will probably send a reminder via this newsletter when it gets closer .

By the way, Robin Ruddy will be having her CD release party on Friday, Oct. 30th at the Commodore Lounge at 7:30. The songs center around her journey back, after the passing of her husband Larry a couple of years ago. I plan on going.

If you have seen the news at all lately, it has been pretty hard to watch with all the horrors in the Middle East, as well as Ukraine. In the U.S., too. It’s easy to take sides and assume we know the answers. My prayer is that something greater than we are, yet is who we are knows the answers, and is finding a long term solution that will lead to peace.

That’s all for now.

Be safe, be well, be you.