Category Archives: Cellar Stage Baltimore

Videos of Lea and Ellis Paul at Cellar Stage™ Timonium

Lea and Ellis Paul appeared at Cellar Stage™ Timonium on April 5, 2019.

Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul

“Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an Artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential of his music.” ~ New York Times.

Ellis Paul‘s songwriting credentials are unassailable. They are as genuine as the 14 Boston Music Awards he has earned, as indelible as the tattoo of Woody Guthrie that adorns his arm, and as authentic as the musical roots he draws upon with every note he plays. Since emerging from the Boston music scene, Ellis Paul’s music has been consistently recognized and celebrated worldwide. His 16 releases and loyal, enthusiastic audiences reinforce this acclaim and have since cemented his place as one of America’s most talented songwriters. With 16 CDs, a concert DVD, and a book of poems and short stories to his credit, Ellis’ songs have been featured on the soundtracks to documentaries, TV shows and big Hollywood films such as The Farrelly Brother’s “Hall Pass,” “Me, Myself & Irene,” and “Shallow Hal. Ellis is a true American troubadour, performing over 150 tour dates a year, for over 20 years all around the world. He has shared the stage with some of the top names in the music world including: Pete Seeger, John Mayer, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Dar Williams, Shawn Colvin, and multi-platinum band Sugarland, among others.

“Ellis has a voice that is so powerful that you know who it is the second he comes through your radio. His music and songs are a new birth in American sound that makes me want to go see concerts again.” ~ Kristian Bush/Sugarland.

Woody Guthrie’s daughter, Nora, says of Ellis, “A singer songwriter is only as good as the times he reflects. Wise, tender, brilliant and biting, Ellis is one of our best human compasses, marking in melodies and poems where we’ve been and where we might go if we so choose to. Personally Ellis, I’m goin’ where you’re goin’!”



“A great voice singing great songs.” That is the simplest way to introduce you to Lea‘s music. While she often draws comparisons to other female phenoms like Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell and Ani DiFranco, Lea’s sound seamlessly blends gospel, jazz, country and R&B into her own style — SoulFolk.

Lea was born in Baltimore to a father who toured the world playing trumpet in the funk band Black Heat and a mother who dreamed of opera while performing with her siblings in the Jones Family Gospel Singers. Lea was singing on the pulpit of the Baptist church where she grew up as soon she could speak. When she discovered the acoustic guitar as a teenager, she began teaching herself to play by writing songs. Lea’s final year in high school in Germany at a classical conservatory, where she sang with the jazz ensemble Black & White and co-wrote with the British pop trio Indigo Wild.

Having shared the stage with luminaries including Odetta, Mavis Staples, Dar Williams and Anthony Hamilton, LEA performs at a far-ranging array of venues, including arts centers, universities, festivals, and places of worship. She is consistently acknowledged by the Washington Area Music Association as one of the region’s best vocalists, songwriters and recording artists. She is a graduate of the prestigious Artist-in-Residence program at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD and a beloved children’s music performer among DC families.

Lea’s latest recording, the crowd-funded and highly-anticipated “Let You In,” is a collection of songs the artists hopes will cultivate greater compassion for femininity. Lea’s stunning vocals and award winning songwriting are supported by rich instrumentation, featuring Howard Levy (of Bléa Fleck and the Flecktones) on the harmonica.

Uptown Concerts looking for new venue

Currently the Cellar Stage Baltimore at Faith Community United Methodist Church and Cellar Stage Columbia at Temple Isaiah have no concerts planned.

If you know of a place that might be interested in adopting and hosting a series or mini series of concerts (preferably NOT in Baltimore City) please check it out first and then call me.

Things to look for:

  1. Adequate space with a stage or stage area
  2. Parking
  3. Handicapped accessible

Thanks, Joyce 410-922-5210 or 443-540-0226
Send email to Uptown Concerts


Subscribe to stay up to date!
Uptown Concerts shows continue at

Just announced: Lara Herscovitch to open for Bill Staines at Cellar Stage Baltimore

Singer/songwriter Lara Herscovitch will open for Bill Staines at Cellar Stage Baltimore in Hamilton on Friday, April 21, 2017.
Read the rest of this entry

Just announced! Kristin Rebecca opens for Robin Bullock at Cellar Stage Baltimore

Kristin Rebecca

Kristin Rebecca

Singer/songwriter/guitarist/harpist Kristin Rebecca will open for Robin Bullock at Cellar Stage Baltimore on Friday, February 24, 2017.






Read the rest of this entry

Just announced! Anne Hills and David Roth at Cellar Stage Baltimore

Two great singer/songerwiters, Anne Hills and David Roth, share the stage on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Cellar Stage Baltimore in Hamilton.

Read the rest of this entry

Just announced! Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin, Victoria Vox at Cellar Stage Baltimore

Three great songwriters, Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin, and Victoria Vox, perform in the round at Cellar Stage Baltimore on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Read the rest of this entry

Mustard’s Retreat CANCELLED Friday January 13, 2017

Due to the artists’ illness the Mustard’s Retreat concert at Cellar Stage Baltimore on January 13, 2017 has been cancelled. The show will not be rescheduled.

Just announced: Baltimore Irish Trad fest at Cellar Stage Baltimore

Join us for an entertaining evening of some of the Baltimore/Washington area’s Irish traditional music at Cellar Stage Baltimore in Hamilton on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Read the rest of this entry

Just announced! Nicole Belanus opening for Mustard’s Retreat at Cellar Stage Baltimore


Singer/songwriter Nicole Belanus will open for the duo Mustard’s Retreat at Cellar Stage Baltimore on Friday, January 13, 2017.

Read the rest of this entry

Your generous donations allow Uptown Concerts to continue to bring you world-class music


We thank you for your support and patronage
over the years.
We depend on your donations!



I know many of you depend on seeing the artists you’ve come to love over the years. Remember there was a time you did not know them or their music or songs. There are musicians’s out there I truly want to bring your way, I need you to trust me and take a chance on artists or groups you don’t know. Remember our money back guarantee*.


As you know it’s your tax deductible donations that keep us going. I know times are hard, but I ask you please to once again consider making a tax deductible donation to Uptown Concerts.


Thank you,
Joyce R. Sica
Uptown Concerts Inc.
PO Box 1053
Randallstown, MD 21133


* Uptown Concerts Money Back Guarantee
We encourage you to take a chance on an artist you don’t know. If the music is really not to your liking and you wish to leave you can get a full refund of the ticket price any time before the headline act has played for 30 minutes.

%d bloggers like this: