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Blueprint Live

by Ellis

Powerful vocals, charismatic laugh, earnest lyrics: an unpretentious songwriter who sings from the heart. Brought to you by Peppermint.
Genre: Folk: like Ani
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  Song Share Time Download
1. America
2:57 $0.99
2. Takin' a Walk
3:01 $0.99
3. Doin' Fine
3:32 $0.99
4. Take a Risk
3:50 $0.99
5. I Don't Know
5:36 $0.99
6. Parking Lot Song
2:37 $0.99
7. Hear Me
3:22 $0.99
8. Princes and Princesses
3:18 $0.99
9. Old Soul
3:11 $0.99
10. Energy...
2:45 $0.99
11. Connection
2:24 $0.99
12. Train Song
3:28 $0.99
13. Twisted Roads
12:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
Blueprint Live (1998) is an upbeat and fast-paced live album with lots of audience interaction, laughter, and light-heartedness. This solo acoustic album was recorded live at two different concerts in Northfield and Minneapolis, MN. It gives listeners a chance to hear a more raw and intimate look at Ellis' early musical years and includes some songs that continue to be fan-favorites, including "I don't know", "Princes and Princesses", and "Twisted Roads". *It was also her senior project in college at St Olaf (she got an 'A').

Ellis is a rising star on the folk music circuit, creating a buzz after being voted “Most Wanted to Return” and performing on the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival preview tour. This talented singer, songwriter and guitarist has since been invited back to several première listening rooms including Club Passim, Outpost in the Burbs, Caffe Lena, and P.A.C.E. She has also been asked to open for several established artists such as Patty Larkin, Richard Shindell, Cheryl Wheeler, and Todd Snider.

Known for her vibrant and open-hearted nature and contagious sense of humor, Ellis’ music is described as joyful, unpretentious modern folk with a slight hint of country inspired by her southern roots.

After moving from Texas to Minneapolis at age 16, Ellis got her start singing her own songs at open mics where she quickly dropped her often-mispronounced last name (Bergeron). She joined a rock band in high school while also setting up her own record label to put out her first solo CD Soft Day in 1996. She began touring full-time in 2000 and has independently sold more than 30,000 copies of her five CDs.

Ellis started performing the women’s festival circuit in 2000, with regular performances at the Michigan Women’s Music Festival and recently headlined the National Women’s Music Festival in 2006. She has since made her debut at several folk festivals in 2007, including the Loyalist City Folk Festival (Canada), the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

Although she tours nationally more than 130 dates each year, she continues to retain a devoted following in Minneapolis where she was voted Best Musician for five consecutive years and named 2007 Best Musical Artist by readers of the Minnesota Women’s Press. She is also a favorite on college campuses, and students recently nominated her as 2006 Best Female Performer in Campus Activities Magazine.



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ellis is awesome
Ellis is incredible....i actually bought the cd for my gf cuz she wanted it but i think she's amazing and i'm sure its a great cd!


A Welcomed Addition To Any Collection
This is a great Live CD, it really captures the feel of the particular place and time in which it was recorded. The songs are all great and the commentary that surrounds them is just plain funny. Overall, the CD has a great feel and track 5 will make you smile.

Kristen H.

If you want to experience a live show, pick this up!
This cd is in one word: hilarious. The songs are amazing, as usual. But what is more important is the talking, laughing, and good-time havin' that happens between songs, and sometimes, between lyrics. There is no better way to experience Ellis Live than the real thing, but this is about as close as it gets. As I listened to this, I thought, 'yeah, but it's not really like this in real life', but it certianly is. Bottom line: BUY THIS DISC! IT IS A GREAT TIME ROLLED INTO A CD!