The Campbell River-based Otter’s Holt House Concert Series will end its celebration of the 150th Year of Confederation with another musician from one of the islands that brackets Canada – PEI’s Dennis Ellsworth – on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Ellsworth is an award-winning master of many musical genre, and for this concert he brings not only selections from his new CD, but also the folk-flavoured acoustic styles Otter’s Holt audiences love. His new album is produced by Nova Scotia-based musician Joel Plaskett and Ellsworth has co-written music for the likes of Donovan Woods, Josh Finlayson, Andy, Maize, the late Gord Downie and many others. His current tour is taking him all over Canada and the UK (sometimes in the same week).
Suggested donation is $20/person with all proceeds going to the performers. Pre-payment is requested - there is limited seating. Contact Barbara or David Denz at 250-923-6361 for additional information and pre-payment instructions.concert series – two 45-minute sets with an intermission in between.
Maintaining his pattern of writing, recording and releasing an album a year, Dennis Ellsworth has always followed his calling. In between albums, Dennis has travelled extensively singing songs characterized by a kind of dark optimism, influenced by acts such as Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond and Kris Kristofferson.
In total he’s released six records. His solo albums include Chesterfield Dweller of the Year (2009), the Strange Boat EP (2011), Dusk Dreams (2012) and Hazy Sunshine (2013). Two more albums were also released through his side project, Haunted Hearts.