Ellis Paul update
Ellis' new release, which he will bring with him out on the road this summer, is called "Chasing Beauty".
The producer is Kristian Bush from the Grammy award winning, platinum selling band Sugarland.
The Sugarland band was Ellis' backing band with the Red Molly band and others adding background vocals.
The music was recorded in Atlanta Ga. and will be nationally released in September.
Ellis raised over $100,000 from his fans for the recording. A full promotion and marketing team will commence work in June and not let up.
THE HERO IN YOU
September 1st we are re-releasing "The Hero In You" CD which won the Parent's Choice Gold Metal Award.
This CD is coming out along with a beautiful Children's book, released by Albert Whitman Company, a prestigious Children's book publisher out of Chicago.
The Hero in You Video
Also: Ellis will be the commencement speaker at the University of Maine. The degree that will be bestowed upon Ellis is the Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa. He is also writing and performing the school's new Alma Mater.
MAINE MUSIC AWARDS
A month later, Ellis will be inducted to the Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame with: Don McLean, Howie Day, Bob Ludwig/Gateway Mastering and Dave Mallett at the Cumberland County Civic Center on July 12th.
Devonsquare and Carol Noonan are special guests performers.
Ralph Jaccodine announces a new duo... Magic Dick & Shun Ng
Magic Dick, the legendary harmonica player for Boston's legendary J. Geils Band has recently partnered up with guitar and vocal sensation, Shun Ng, to create one of the most dynamic musical acts to come out of Boston in a long time. The music is soulful blues, rockin' yet thoughtful and performed by arguably two of the top musicians at their respective instruments.
Since 1969, Magic Dick has toured the world playing and blowing away clubs and stadiums with the J. Geils Band. He explains the formation of the duo:
"From the moment I first heard Shun Ng's CD "Funky Thumb Stuff" I knew that a manifest musical collaboration was about to happen. Shun's sound simply made me feel very alive and induced in me a synchronous alignment of musical DNA as if it was his intention as well as mine all along! I helped it along by asking his manager, Ralph Jaccodine to introduce us at his office. A long and enlightening conversation happened on that day of our first meeting and now we are a duo and I couldn't be more delighted.
"Shun and I have a deep vibe connection, I know how fortunate I am to have found a true fellow minimalist. Shun's creativity is amazing and his musical skills as a guitarist, singer, and composer are mind blowing. And yes, less is indeed more."
Shun Ng was born in Chicago, raised in Singapore now based out of Boston. At 24 years old, he is already an international star, a soulful, world-class guitarist, vocalist, and electric performer who in a short period of time, has caught the attention of the top players in the music world including Quincy Jones who said: "When you see Shun Ng, you won't believe your eyes nor your ears - he belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science - his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding."
"In this collaboration with Magic Dick," Shun says, "we wanted to make music in a way that no one had quite done before while remaining grounded in our roots. Magic Dick brings a powerhouse attack with ferocious precision and a killer groove to this duo. I have great respect for him, he has seemingly done it all, but is still constantly trying to push the boundaries of music and chase the best in himself, a true artist. To be working with a true Boston legend is a real privilege."
Watch their new video here!
RALPH JACCODINE PANEL AT SxSW, "MANAGING FROM THE TRENCHES"
Ralph will be joined by a veteran group of managers - you can read more on the panel here: http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MP990229
Ralph will be moderating a panel at the Rethink Music conference.
Part of the Rethink Music event, the panel will be a sit down with leading managers and artists for their perspective on the current state of the music industry, what's working for them, and what they foresee in the future.
The panel will be:
Moderator: Ralph Jaccodine (Ellis Paul, Flynn)
Paul McGuinness, (U2)
Mike Mills, (REM)
Bertis Downs, (REM)
Michael McDonald, Mick Management (John Mayer, Ray LaMontagne)
Simon Renshaw, Strategic Artist Management (Dixie Chicks, Clay Aiken)
Mark Kates, Fenway Recordings (MGMT, Mission of Burma)
Be sure to check out this very cool event!
Ralph Jaccodine Interview - The Future of Artist Management
Even though the landscape may have changed, managers remain responsible for two things: hustling up business opportunities for their clients, and exploring ways to augment, supplement and realize those clients’ creative visions.
In that sense, the panel that Jaccodine is moderating on Tuesday, Artists and Managers – Our Perspective, is less about looking into the future and more about comparing notes on the present. The strategies and outlook of a panelist like Bertis Downs, who represents REM, are likely to differ considerably from those of Fenway Recordings‘ Mark Kates, who represents bands ranging from MGMT to Bodega Girls.
We grabbed a few minutes of Jaccodine’s time to discuss his upcoming panel, and here’s what happened....
You can read Ralph's complete interview with We All Make Music via the link below
ELLIS PAUL MUSIC PICKED FOR FARRELLY BROTHERS BLOCKBUSTER COMEDY, "HALL PASS"
Released on February 25, 2011, "Hall Pass" - starring Owen Wilson and Christina Applegate - showcases nine musical tracks off of Ellis' latest album The Day After Everything Changed. The movie's plot revolves around a married man (Wilson) who is granted the opportunity to have an affair by his wife (Christina Applegate), and you can get a sneak peek via the link to the official movie trailer for "Hall Pass" below.
ELLIS PAUL IN BOSTON GLOBE - TRIBUTE TO DICK PLEASANTS
Read on with the Globe to get the scoop on a wonderful night of music!
MAYOR MENINO DECLARED "ELLIS PAUL DAY" IN THE CITY OF BOSTON!
Whereas: After graduating from Boston College, his musical career began in the Boston area open mics and church basement coffeehouses and has flourished with 150 shows annually. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, his beloved Club Passim and throughout Europe. Ellis' songs are know by fans around the world on radio, TV, in several Hollywood blockbuster movies;
Whereas: Ellis’ contribution to music bridged the gap between modern folk sounds and populist traditions and helped ignite a revival in the folk world. He proudly sports a Woody Guthrie tattoo and has even co-written a song with Woody using lyrics from his archives entitled "God's Promise";
Whereas: Ellis was one of the first national artists to start a record label, Black Wolf Records. To date he has recorded 16 CD's, a concert/documentary DVD, and a book of his writing, "Notes From The Road";
Whereas: We will continue to benefit from Ellis' invaluable voice and creativity as his words fill our hearts with love, warmth, and beauty;
Whereas: The City of Boston will always be grateful for Ellis’ tireless efforts to help fill Boston with song, improve the music community, and to make our great city a world-class destination on his journey; NOW
Therefore, I, Thomas M Menino, Mayor ofthe City ofBoston, do hereby proclaim Friday, July 9, 2010 to be
ELLIS PAUL DAY
in the city of Boston.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino
Ralph Jaccodine & Rebecca Loebe Featured on Higher Education Today!
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Some exciting news for our team: In November, my client Rebecca Loebe and I went to Washington DC for the taping of an episode for Higher Education Today.
We were just notified that our segment was named a finalist in the Excellence in Local Journalism Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Washington, D.C. Professional Chapter! Congratulations to Higher Education Today for this accomplishment!
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 4:00pm ET
The Boston Managers Group and Ralph Jaccodine hosted the first virtual meeting meeting, joining forces with the Berklee College of Music Law & Management Club to present a conversation with Jim Lucchese and George Howard.
Thank you to Entrepreneurship and Art for hosting the stream for this event.
Jim Lucchese joined Sofar Sounds as the CEO in 2019. Sofar Sounds is a global community of musicians and music fans who organize intimate concerts in over 420 cities around the world. Prior to SoFar Sounds, Lucchese was the founding global head of Creator and CEO of The Echo Nest at Spotify. From 2007 to 2014, Lucchese served as CEO of The Echo Nest, from 2007 through its acquisition by Spotify.
George Howard is the former president of Rykodisc, independent record label, and cofounder of TuneCore, the world’s largest independent digital music distributor.. He also is a columnist for Forbes, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times and many other publications. George is a professor of music business at Berklee College of Music.
Frank Turner/ Lost Evenings Panel Discussion: Friday at 3pm House of Blues Foundation Room
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Industry Seminary @ 3:00pm | House of Blues Foundation Room
Industry professionals share their experiences and answer your questions about building a career in the music business.
Moderator: Ralph Jaccodine
Panel: Kelly Kapp, Chris Trovero, Jill Reda, Ben Morse
Produced in association with The Ally Coalition
Ralph Jaccodine Management's Rebecca Loebe Awarded a 2018 Black Fret Grant!
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Black Fret awards $250,000 in grants to 20 Austin acts at annual gala
Outside, the rain was coming down in buckets on what was one of Austin’s worst weather nights of the year. But inside ACL Live on Friday night at the fifth annual Black Fret Ball, everything was perfect.
Since 2014, Black Fret — a local music patron organization in which members pay a $1,500 annual fee for access to concerts and parties throughout the year — has given more than $1 million to Austin acts. Members nominate 20 artists each year, then attend performances throughout the year and vote on major and minor grant winners announced at the annual December gala.
Here’s the list of the 2018 recipients:
$20,000 grants: Donovan Keith, Greyhounds, Los Coast, Jane Ellen Bryant, Jaimee Harris, Wood & Wire, Jeff Plankenhorn, Israel Nash, Shy Beast, Tomar & the FCs
$5,000 grants: Texas KGB, Rebecca Loebe, Dave Scher, Palo Duro, Megafauna, A Giant Dog, Trouble in the Streets, Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Otis the Destroyer, Kalu & the Electric Joint
• More photos: A-List gallery from the Black Fret Ball
This year marked a big step up for the Black Fret Ball, with a move from the Paramount Theatre to ACL Live. Increased ticket sales weren’t the reason, as the event is not open to the general public. But Black Fret’s membership has grown significantly in five years, and the nature of the event’s production greatly benefits from ACL Live’s more spacious environs.
Most importantly, the venue’s stage is large enough to be split into two smaller stage plots. That meant Black Fret nominees could perform back-to-back without any set changes, resulting in a significant streamlining of the show. Past Black Fret galas had sometimes stretched past four hours; this one ran a tight and tidy three hours, plus a half-hour intermission. “We built this (Black Fret) model with this place in mind,” co-founder Colin Kendrick said at the start of the event.
Most acts played two songs, keeping the action moving quickly after a 7:15 p.m. start that was slightly delayed to allow for weather-related late arrivals. Between performances, fellow co-founder Matt Ott and various guest presenters, including ACL Live general manager Colleen Fischer and KUTX program director Matt Reilly, announced the grant recipients.
A rousing ovation greeted bluegrass band Wood & Wire after its spirited set, in part because the crowd knew what a big day it had been for the group. Winning a major grant came on the heels of Friday morning’s announcement that their album “North of Despair” is up for a Grammy in the Best Bluegrass Album category.
Of this year’s 20 grant nominees, 15 performed at the Black Fret Ball. A couple of acts were on tour or had members touring with other groups. Jeff Plankenhorn, playing in Colorado this week, sent back a note that Ott read to the crowd, thanking members for their support and concluding, “I promise not to spend it on that drum machine I’ve wanted since high school.”
After high-powered soul band Tomar & the FCs led a rousing, all-hands-on-deck finale of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It on Home” to close out the night at 10:45 p.m., Ott said to all the Black Fret members in attendance, “We’re onto something great here. Stick with us.”