Robert Ellis released Texas Piano Man back in February which, as its title suggests, finds him trading his guitar for a grand piano and working in the classic '70s singer-songwriter motif while retaining that Texas style. "It’s more about a spirit,” Robert said, “than an aesthetic. There’s the classic play of the piano man, and with a little fashion behind it. I want you to listen to the songs. But also to see the rings and the glitz and the glamor.” You can listen to the album below.

You can catch the Texas Piano Man on tour in October, including a few West Coast shows with Deer Tick's Ian O'Neil, and he'll open for Rufus Wainwright at three Southwest shows in New Mexico and Arizona. He'll also open for Deer Tick at New Years shows in NYC and Boston.

Before that, Robert will play the 2019 edition of Marfa, TX's Trans-Peco Festival of Music + Love (September 26-29) with Margo Price, Broken Social Scene, Butch Walker, Luna, William Tyler, Tift Merritt, Combo Chimbita, Golden Dawn Arkestra, Chicano Batman, Girl Talk and more.

All tour dates are listed below.


Thu, SEP 26 - Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love - El Cosmico - Marfa, TX
Wed, OCT 2 - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA w/ Ian O'Neil
Thu, OCT 3 - The Wise Hall - Vancouver, Canada w/ Ian O'Neil
Fri, OCT 4 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR w/ Ian O'Neil
Sun, OCT 6 - Amado's - San Francisco, CA
Mon, OCT 7 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA w/ Ian O'Neil
Tue, OCT 8 - Bunkhouse Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
Fri, OCT 11 - Lensic Performing Arts Center - Santa Fe, NM w/ Rufus Wainwright
Sat, OCT 12 - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts - Scottsdale, AZ w/ Rufus Wainwright
Sun, OCT 13 - Fox Tucson Theatre - Tucson, AZ w/ Rufus Wainwright
Sat, OCT 19 - Ramblin' Roots - Utrecht, Netherlands
Mon, OCT 21 - Caroline Street Social Club - Shipley, United Kingdom
Tue, OCT 22 - PHASE ONE - Liverpool - Liverpool, United Kingdom
Wed, OCT 23 - The Blue Arrow - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Thu, OCT 24 - The Cluny 2 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Fri, OCT 25 - The Lexington - London, United Kingdom
Mon, OCT 28 - Ideal Bar - Copenhagen, Denmark
Tue, OCT 29 - John Dee Live Club & Pub - Grünerløkka, Norway
Wed, OCT 30 - Pustervik/Oceanen - Goteborg, Sweden
Thu, OCT 31 - Bryggarsalen Konferens - Norrmalm, Sweden
Fri, NOV 1 - Folk å Rock - Gamla Staden, Sweden
Sun, NOV 3 - 30CC/Ticketbalie - Leuven, Belgium
Sat, DEC 29 - Brooklyn Bowl - NYC w/ Deer Tick
Sun, DEC 30 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA w/ Deer Tick
Mon, DEC 31 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA w/ Deer Tick

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