The Joseph R. Ellis “Encouragers Club” is now accepting new members!

Not all of us are rock stars.  Heck, I don’t even want to be a rock star (especially at my age).  But I do need your encouragement.  Knowing that somebody is out there enjoying the songs I created would be a big incentive for me to create more music.  All I have to go by are play counters and comments left via social media (I don’t play live).  But here’s a new way for you to offer support and encouragement – Join the Joseph R. Ellis “Encouragers Club” over on bandcamp.  Here’s what you get:

  • 3 of my most recent albums from my back catalog on bandcamp
  • Exclusive access to the Joseph R. Ellis fan community.
  • All the new music I make, streaming instantly on your mobile device via the free Bandcamp app, and also available as a high-quality download.
  • Exclusive access to “members-only” content (new song demos, previously unreleased tracks, etc.).
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re supporting me in a sustainable way.

You get all this for $5 / month!

Hop on over to and see what it’s all about!

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!



What a Friend We Have in Jesus (EBow)

This is my own arrangement of the old hymn. It was performed using only a Les Paul guitar with an EBow. It features a rhythm track recorded on a looper pedal. The EBow was used on both the lead and rhythm tracks. The lead track is the simple melody, performed first with the EBow in its normal switch setting, then with its harmonic switch setting. I’d say this is a very different version – give it a listen!