Skyline Sessions

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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