The Hero In You is folk singer Ellis Paul’s 17th album, which has inspired a children’s book with the mission to empower children everywhere and to educate their minds on America’s important influencers. Ellis sings about heroes such as Thomas Edison, Rosa Parks, Woody Guthrie, Rachel Carson, and Jackie Robinson in this 14-song collection with a sound that engages listeners of all ages. Not only was Ellis Paul awarded honors from the Parent’s Choice Foundation for the album, but the accompanying book was named the “Winter Must Read” from Scholastic Teacher Magazine.
For more than a quarter century, Ellis Paul has swept up awards and accolades for his endearing music and poetic storytelling recognized by folk audiences across the country. He is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet and troubadour. He is the recipient of fifteen Boston Music Awards, second only to multi-platinum act Aerosmith. Ellis has built a vast catalog of music, which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies. He averages 150 shows a year and travels across America and Europe, playing venues from church basements to Carnegie Hall. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame invited Ellis to pay tribute to his hero Woody Guthrie, who has influenced and inspired Ellis in a profound way.