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Dennis Ellsworth at the Trailside Cafe in Mount Stewart, P.E.I.

Dennis Ellsworth stands at the microphone, after winning SOCAN songwriter of the year award for his song, “She’s Never Wrong.” He was part of the SOCAN Songwriter of the Year concert at St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown.
Dennis Ellsworth at St. Paul’s Church in Charlottetown. - Sally Cole

Dennis Ellsworth will be live at the Trailside in Mount Stewart on Saturday, Aug. 24. 

For his most recent release Ellsworth needed to make a new album. And it was an emergency. So, who better to call for assistance than Joel Plaskett, who assumed production duties and enlisted his friends, Charles Austin and Dave Marsh, to fully participate. 

The result is Ellsworth’s fifth solo LP, “Things Change”, a brilliant convergence of his power pop songwriting chops with Plaskett and co.’s trademark vintage guitar-driven sound.

After two decades of making music in various incarnations, Ellsworth chalks up what he’s accomplished on “Things Change” in large part to simply being older and wiser. 

“For years I wrote dark, smooth, romantic alt-country-ish type songs,” he says. “I don’t know how I ever got there, but I stuck with it for a while. I love those records, but I knew it was time I switched things up just to keep myself interested.

Tickets are available at, Back Alley Music or call 902-394-3626. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. 

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