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Fast Five: Dennis Ellsworth



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I began in High School singing in punk rock bands. Around 1993. I am also a trained chef, so I ran kitchens for a while but I quit that to focus on a music career.

How would you describe your music?

Americana and alt-country don’t really fit my live show but my records kind of fit that mould. I am a songwriter and I have a very mellow laid back side but I like to good beat. I am a melody maker.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I recorded a new album over the last winter, so that will come out in the fall/winter. I’ve also been touring through the spring and summer, and as we get closer to the release, I’ll be back on the road.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Hmmm…. Christine McVie. Her voice is magic and beautiful.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

John Phillips – The WolfKing of L.A, because it’s all I would need. I just love the ease of it. It’s got a real great pop sunny, Topanga Canyon groove that keeps me happy. Of course it’s on par with so many others I would want to take but today I feel this one.