City of Atlanta to Present Tinsley Ellis with Phoenix Award!

Atlanta native/resident and celebrated blues-rocker/guitarist/vocalist Tinsley Ellis will receive a coveted Phoenix Award from the city of Atlanta during his hometown performance at the Variety Playhouse on Saturday, June 25. Ellis has just released his very first live CD, LIVE-HIGHWAYMAN, on Chicago's Alligator Records label. Atlanta's Director of Cultural Affairs, Camille Love, will present the Phoenix Award – the highest and most prestigious award the City of Atlanta has to give – to Ellis between 10:15 and 10:30pm. The performance will begin at 8:30pm. Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $15.00 the day of the show.

“GuitarOne” magazine said Ellis has “monstrous guitar chops. Words like 'feral, ' 'incendiary, ' and 'fiery'…are more than appropriate when he takes the stage.”

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