George Ellias “Ghost Town” (free track)June 8, 2011
EP — out July 5 was born from a collection of George Ellias‘s favorite recordings when fans of his live performances requested that he release something for them to enjoy outside of his concerts. Instruments on EP include guitar, harmonica, recorder, and jaw harp, all played by Ellias. It was recorded in his home studio in L.A. and at AMP Studios in North Hollywood. Keep an eye out for his full-length coming late fall.
George Ellias is a singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. In 2004, Ellias left high school and his old bands to travel with his guitar. He moved and performed as much as possible in Berkeley, San Francisco, and other bay area cities. In 2006, he moved to New Orleans where he landed a job performing regularly as the house act of a local pub and restaurant in the French Quarter. In 2007, he returned to L.A. to enroll in college, where he studied poetry, as well as a private folk song archive assembled by one of the members of the Lomax family. During this time, he continued heavily playing the local popular clubs such as The Echo, Spaceland, Hotel Cafe, and others.
Through his travels, he spent time with the music legends that influenced him in the first place such as Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Arlo Guthrie and many more. Ellias has performed with the likes of T Model Ford (who jokingly threatened to stab him because he was so good on harmonica), Dave Rawlings, Becky Stark (The Decemberists, The Living Sisters, Lavendar Diamond), Farmer Dave Scher and He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister (currently on tour with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros).