Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, Ellis Paul is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. His stories are a continuation of tales Paul has told over the expanse of 19 albums, numerous critical kudos (15 Boston Music Awards alone), inclusion in several blockbuster soundtracks, and stages he has headlined both near and far. He is a staple at the Newport Folk Festival, played Carnegie Hall, and venues from Alaska to Miami, Paris and London. A Film/ DVD entitled 3000 Miles — part concert film, part documentary, part instructional video — provides a further perspective on both the man and his music. He’s also released a pair of children’s albums, earning him honors from the Parent’s Choice Foundation for both. His latest The Hero In You has been turned into a picture book, detailing the lives of great American heroes and he performs the songs as part of his empowering children’s program.