Robert Ellis

Before signing with New West Records in early 2011, country songwriter Robert Ellis made a name for himself in Houston. Inspired by the country, folk, and bluegrass records he’d heard while growing up in southern Texas, Ellis began playing shows around the city, eventually landing a Wednesday-night residency at a local venue called Fitzgerald’s. A deal with New West Records followed and his 2011 debut album was selected by American Songwriter as one of its Top 50 albums for that calendar year. Ellis’ newest release, Texas Piano Man, emphasizes his eccentric pop side.