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Ellis to play from new album at Nisswa concert May 6

Grassroots Concerts welcomes a return performance by Ellis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Nisswa at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar. The season-ending concert will showcase her latest acclaimed recording, 2016's "The Guest House," her firs...

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Grassroots Concerts welcomes a return performance by Ellis at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Nisswa at the Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar.

The season-ending concert will showcase her latest acclaimed recording, 2016's "The Guest House," her first studio album since the birth of her daughter in 2010.

Her previous appearance on the Grassroots Concerts stage was in October 2010.

Ellis named her ninth full-length recording "The Guest House," inspired by the Rumi poem of the same name. Like the poem, her album covers the joys and pain of life and loss, inviting them all in as welcome guests.

She has earned several songwriting awards and honors, including Top Five awards at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriting Contest, the Telluride Troubadour Contest, and the Kerrville Music to Life Songwriting Contest. She also won the award for best Female Singer/Songwriter Album in the International Just Plain Folks 2009 Music Awards.

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Most recently, she won the Mountain Stage NewSong Midwest Regional Round and the Kerrville Grassy Hill New Folk Contest.

For more about Ellis, go to www.Ellis-music.com

The Live Well Nightclub and Coffee Bar is located in the Journey Church next to the school in Nisswa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Grassroots Concerts are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council.

Concert general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention, when accompanied by an adult.

At each concert, non-perishable food and cash donations for area food shelves are welcomed.

For more information, go to www.grassrootsconcerts.org . Visit Grassroots Concerts on Facebook.

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