Last Night: Robert Ellis & The Boys At Fitzgerald's

Robert Ellis & the Boys (CD release), Jonny Corndawg Fitzgerald's July 6, 2011

See more Photographs from Ellis' homecoming in our slideshow.

Robert Ellis' record release show last night wasn't short on thrills, from the openers to the closing moments from Ellis and his boys, it was a brief but overtly satisfying homecoming for the touring band before they fly off into the wild blue yonder of the music business outside Houston.

Built around the release of Ellis' New West Records debut, Photographs, Wednesday night was very much a throwback to all those hump days at Mango's and Fitzgerald's, except there won't be one next week to count on, and there was a cover charge at the door.

The things we link to Ellis shows, the classic country covers, the drinking, the church-like fellowship, and the handshakes and hugs all remained.

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Craig Hlavaty
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