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Who is RK Ellis?
RK Ellis consists of two brothers. Singer/Songwriter/Musician Riley and
Kelly Ellis. The two brothers grew up in surroundings that allowed them to
listen to All styles of music.
Playing music ever since they were young and studying it to play more proficiently when they were a little older. RK Ellis' goal is to play music the way they listened to it growing up.
They also noticed that everyone is starting to listening to All styles of
music these days.. or All-Genre as they call it.
You will often hear them say "If I hit shuffle on a random persons iPod, we're probably
gonna hear a vast variety of styles in their music selection. If that's how people listen to music these days why can't we write an album or play shows that way..?" That's the All-Genre Concept.
But they are not alone in their vision. Famous Bass player Victor Wooten
(Bela Fleck & the Flecktones) met the brothers in 2007 and showed interest in
their talent and became good friends with them. Victor had the brothers play shows with
him and later produced an album in his studio in Nashville which they called Ancient Device - Louder Than Words.
Later Victor had the brothers on his new albums (Words and Tones, Sword and Stone) on the song "A Woman's Strength" which reached #4 and #11 on the itune jazz charts.
Riley and Kelly have traveled to various parts of the U.S. playing Cello Festivals, Bass gatherings and more. RK Ellis is always bringing something unique to their fans at every show they play.
They are now getting ready for even more shows and oppurtunities with their group of very talented
musicians that share the stage with them when they play live.
They also played with groups such as Tantric, Matt Haimovitz, 10 Years, Thrice, Aranda and more.
RK Ellis is now working to create their newest album which will change how we look at an album and a group. It will have a variety of music styles, musicians, and instruments.
They are writing an album the way they, their friends and fans listen to music.. On Shuffle.