Dennis Ellsworth is an award winning singer-songwriter from Prince Edward Island, Canada. Americana-UK.com called his debut album, Chesterfield Dweller of the Year, “heartfelt and heart-achingly beautiful, a timeless album". Ellsworth's lyrics are honest and he paints a vivid picture of love, loss, and wintry drunkenness. The debut features guest appearances by Jill Barber, Christine Bougie, and James Gray (formerly of Blue Rodeo). In 2009, Dennis formed Haunted Hearts where he remains the chief writer and singer in the award winning Americana group. Haunted Hearts has two full-length records, Thank You, Goodnight (2009), and Howdy (2010) and are currently working on material for a new record. In September 2011, a brand new solo EP titled “Strange Boat” was released. It is comprised of six classic sounding, laid back songs that brim with beauty. Originally intended as demo recordings for the next solo record, plans shifted when the playback yielded such lush and great sounding tracks. As a means to bridge a gap between full-length solo records, “Strange Boat” was born. In the past year, Dennis has shared the stage with Steve Poltz, Matt Andersen, Gordie Sampson, Peter Elkas, Willie Nile, John Smith (UK), and Lloyd Cole (UK). He took part in an artist’s song writing exchange with John Smith that will see them tour the UK together in 2012. Halloween 2011 marked the beginning of the recording of Dennis’ brand new solo record. It was recorded at Chase Park Transduction, in Athens, Georgia, with acclaimed producer, David Barbe (Drive By Truckers, Cracker, Bob Mould/Sugar). The album will be released in the late spring of 2012 on Busted Flat Records.
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