Winner of three Downbeat Awards, Ulrich Ellison is gaining international recognition as an electric guitar player and songwriter whose sounds and tones are on the verge of the blues tradition and contemporary rock. Ellison’s guitar style is both economic and focusing on the essential statement, as well as virtuosic and technically fluid. What underlies his sound is an ethereal quality that takes the listener on a musical journey. Ellison’s song catalogue spans from blues-based jams to pop-infused songs to progressive rock, held together by a charismatic presence and a “take-no-prisoners” rhythm section. “The Tribe” is featuring Sabine Ellison on bass, drummer Jason McKenzie, Keyboardist Coleman Berg and accordionist Jan Flemming. Musical guests include vocalist Sheree Smith and Angela Miller, as well They are winners of two Austin Music Awards in the category “Best Blues/Soul/Funk” as well as the 2016 Award for “Best Guitar”.
Here is what the international press has to say:
“One of the hardest working guys I know” – Soundprofile Magazine, USA
“A Titan on the guitar” – Taunus-Zeitung, Germany
“New Star from Austin” Bluesnews Norway
“Outstanding stage presence and undeniable musical quality” La Hora Del Blues, Spain
“Texan band that provides real Festival atmosphere” – Buetzower Zeitung, Germany
“Bassist and wife Sabine Ellison is a strong team with drummer Joel Duhon, her groovy bass lines are protrusive and sometimes, the drumming is especially tight.” – Bluesmagazine Netherlands