|Arizona has been uniquely blessed in the past 30 years or so by having Dolan Ellis as its Official State Balladeer. This multitalented guitarist, singer and songwriter has taken his role seriously, producing hundreds of ballads that tell fascinating stories of the State's history with drama and humor.
A balladeer is a troubadour, a poet who composes music, sings songs, writes poems ...then takes it to the people of the land. Dolan does all that and more. He is an avid photographer, accomplished musician, 4-wheel drive enthusiast, explorer, and dynamic performer. Dolan has a feel for Arizona that very few people have and, what's more important, he is able to express it though his music.
The subject matter in Dolan's songs and ballads are fascinating and passionately reveal the history of this grand state. His performances leave you with hopes reborn, as he musically and visually captures the history and beauty of Arizona and the west.
I have known Dolan for close to 20 years and can tell you he's also a nice guy and I guarantee his albums are worth their weight in gold.
|A few years ago Dolan wrote the music and songs to a stage play called "Cowgirls." The stage play has long since had its run, but the music remains. This audio cassette has some of the funniest, poignant and insightful songs about being a Cowgirl (a long way from being a Cowboy!) I've ever heard.
From the silly pretentiousness of YUPPIEVILLE to the dirt & blood grittiness of ONLY THE DEAD STAY DOWN, you will laugh and wince at the life of an Arizona Cowgirl. Click on titles for short excerpts.
AUDIO CASSETTE - COWGIRLS Dolan Ellis
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