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Skyline Sessions: Robert Ellis

The “Texas Piano Man” performs on the Steinway.

Houston’s own Robert Ellis has adopted a playful persona for his most recent project. In the tradition of piano troubadours like Billy Joel, Elton John, Randy Newman (and even Liberace), Ellis’ “Texas Piano Man” has emerged to extoll the pleasures of Mexican mineral water and bemoan the frustrations of personality disorders, among other topics and narratives on his most recent album. Decked out in white tux and cowboy hat, Ellis visited Houston Public Media’s George B. Geary Performance Studio to record the songs “Topo Chico” and “Passive Aggressive,” both from Texas Piano Man.

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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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