Dennis Ellsworth

Dennis Ellsworth

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Beautifully unique voice and songwriting.

Biography

“Of all the singer-songwriters that are making their presence known on Prince Edward Island, and there are quite a few, Dennis Ellsworth is standing out from the crowd.” – Glenn Meisner, CBC’s Atlantic Airwaves

Dennis has grown into one of Atlantic Canada’s most potent songwriters, with beautifully poetic lyrics and a veteran’s sense of melody, tune and arrangement.

The most recent release, Dusk Dreams, was recorded in Athens, Georgia, with acclaimed musician and producer, David Barbe (Drive By Truckers, Cracker, Bob Mould/Sugar). The album consists of ten songs that blend folk, pop, country, lounge, blues, soul, and whatever else.
Barbe’s production is subtle, yet gorgeous and steers clear of interfering with the loosely wonderful performances. Critics are calling Dusk Dreams, Dennis Ellsworth’s most beautifully crafted release to date.

Dennis Ellsworth has two previous solo recordings, 2010's Chesterfield Dweller of the Year, which Americana-UK.com called “heartfelt and heart-achingly beautiful, a timeless album”, and Strange Boat, an EP released in September 2011 and nominated for 4 MPEI awards.

With his honky-tonkin’ side project, Haunted Hearts, Dennis has written and released two definitive records (Thank You, Goodnight and Howdy), collectively winning the group seven different awards with Music PEI and garnered an ECMA nomination in 2010 for Rising Star.

In August 2012, it was announced that Dennis was a regional finalist in the International category of the Mountain Stage New Song Contest.

Lyrics

Electric Stars

Written By: Dennis Ellsworth

The electric stars came out tonight
More in the city than the countryside
But there’s no way to measure it at all
The blackness that they shine upon
Goes on and on and on and on
Forever, wherever and beyond

And all that I ask is that you need me
When I’m not with you
Sit tight, I’m calm in love
And if you get lonesome in our bed
Just put me in your head
Sit tight, I’m calm in love

At night you fall asleep with me
Even when you’re nowhere near
There’s nothing that’s dividing us at all
And the electric stars are shining for
Yearning hearts to yearn no more
Wherever, forever and beyond

And all that I ask is that you need me
When I’m not with you
Sit tight, I’m calm in love
And if you get lonesome in our bed
Just put me in your head
Sit tight, I’m calm in love

Discography

2009 - Haunted Hearts - Thank You, Goodnight
2010 - Dennis Ellsworth - Chesterfield Dweller of the Year
2010 - Haunted Hearts - Howdy
2011 - Dennis Ellsworth - Strange Boat (EP)
2012 - Dennis Ellsworth - Dusk Dreams

Set List

my songs