An Ulrich from Austin, Texas? Originally born and raised in Graz, Austria, guitarist Ulrich Ellison came to the United States on a Fulbright jazz scholarship. After quickly immersing himself into the eclectic Austin music scene he became sideman for several notable Austin acts, including singer Nakia and songstress Abra Moore. Now he has put together his own tribe of musicians: John Nelson of "Thievery Corporation" and "Poi Dog Pondering", Winton Reynolds (Carrie Newcomer), Michelle Alany (Transsiberian Orchestra, The Inheritance), and cool bass woman Sabine Ellison of "Bloo Voodoo" and "Courtney Jones".
The songs draw from various influences, including Irish folk, rock, british blues rock, jazz, world music, and bands like U2, Simple Minds and Dave Matthews Band. Dubbed as "Viking Blues", this eclectic touring band plays anything from blues festivals to jam band open airs to smoking nights in your neighborhood bar. A guitar virtuoso in his own right, Ellison captivates audiences with mesmerizing tones and evolving moods.
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