Robert Ellis is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Houston, Texas, United States. In 2009, Robert Ellis released debut solo album The Great Rearranger. in addition to Ellis' solo career his plays in the indie bands The Lovely Sparrows, Robert Ellis and The Boys, Houston's I am Mesmer; drums for singer-songwriter Chase Hamblin and bass in blues Grandfather Child. SOLO CAREER In 2009, Robert Ellis Texas-based singer and songwriter, Ellis released the his debut solo album, The Great Re-Arranger. The album touches upon a range of styles spanning pastoral folk, railroad blues and front porch country. Ellis' rough hewn vocals and finely etched songs received positive reviews and was named by The Houston Chronicle (#7 album in 2009) as one of "Top Houston Discs of 2009".