Ulrich Ellison

Electric guitarist and vocalist Ulrich Ellison was born and raised in Graz, Austria, though his ancestral roots go back to Ireland. After paying his dues in the rich Viennese music scene, a prestigious jazz guitar scholarship enables him to settle in one of America’s musical hot spots – Austin TX. While working at his MM at UT’s jazz department he wins three of the international Downbeat student awards in the blues/rock/pop soloist category. The diversity of the Austin scene turns out to be the perfect playground for developing a unique personal sound. Ellison’s guitar style is based in the blues rock tradition, with psychedelic and celtic elements. So far he has released three albums under his own name. His band, the “Ulrich Ellison Trio” has been on two European Tours. He has been a featured soloist of the Austin Pink Floyd show “Guess Who’s Pink” and the Austin Pops Orchestra. In 2012 he was listed #8 “Best New Band” and #2 “Best Instrumental” at the Austin Music Awards. [+]