Oral History Information
Ellis Hall is a man of many talents. This singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and composer may have lost his sight at the young age of 18, but he quickly found inspiration by looking to Ray Charles. After moving to Boston at a young age, Ellis started piano lessons despite knowing that in the future, he would fully lose his vision. While Ellis enjoyed the piano, he really caught a passion for music upon witnessing the magic that is the Hammond B3 Organ. Shortly after this, Ellis picked up the drums and bass as a way to improve his musical talent. Ellis has gone on to work with some of biggest names in music including Stevie Wonder, Tower of Power, and even his hero, Ray Charles.