FIVE FIRSTS: Tinsley Ellis

January 20th, 2017, 10:00 am by Greg

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Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

NAME: Tinsley Ellis
BAND AFFILIATION: Tinsley Ellis Band
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, Vocals

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1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The Beatles’ Abbey Road

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … B.B. King

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … A no-name acoustic guitar

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone” by The Monkees

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … The Greg Mitchell Band

Following scorching performances at Albany’s The Linda in July and North Adams’ Colegrove Park in August, southern blues singer-guitarslinger Tinsley Ellis and his band are back at The Linda at 8pm on Saturday (January 21) for a return engagement in support of his latest album, Red Clay Soul. 2 Blue, featuring Amy Ryan and Richard Green, open the show, which is sponsored by the Capital Region Blues Network. Tickets are $15.