Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Balladeer

Dolan and Prickly Pear flowers

Arizona’s Official State Balladeer Dolan Ellis

An Arizona living legend, Dolan Ellis has been delighting audiences since he was first appointed the title of Arizona’s Official State Balladeer by Governor Sam Goddard in 1966. His vast repertoire of informative and often hilarious poems, folk songs and stories of life in the 48th state have made him a beloved and enduring audience favorite.

In this program, Ellis shares musical holiday cheer, Arizona legend and lore, and a remembrance of our Pearl Harbor veterans.