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November 22, 2013

6OTS to host pair of singer-songwriters

At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 6 On The Square will present nationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, Ellis Paul, with Rebecca Loebe, also a singer-songwriter, as will be the opening act. 

Ellis is from a northern Maine potato farming family. He spent five years as a social worker in urban Boston, being exposed to a side of life he had never known, according to a media release. These deeply emotional influences seeped into his music and his career skyrocketed.

He performs a combination of up-tempo songs and ballads with themes ranging from Hurricane Katrina to love. Ellis averages more than 50 shows a year, for more than 20 years all around the world, playing venues as small as church basements and as large as Carnegie Hall, the release said.

Opening the evening will be indie folk/pop singer/songwriter Loebe. In 2011, after three years of non-stop touring, this Georgia-bred, Austin-based performer was preparing for her first tour in Europe when she was invited to audition for a new network reality show called, “The Voice.” Loebe sang a re-interpretation of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are,” that inspired both Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera to offer her mentorship. In the fall of 2012, she released her third full length folk/pop CD, “Circus Heart.”

Tickets can be purchased online at the discounted price of $20, plus a $2 service charge, until the day of the show, or $25 at the door. The ticket price for students is $2, but reservations should be made in advance.

6OTS is hosting an exhibit of wildlife and nature photography by New Berlin artist Deborah Smith through Dec. 22. For more information, call 843-6876. 

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