There’s just something about Ellis. She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. If you looked up the definition of open-hearted in the dictionary, you just might find her photo there. Ellis’ performances transform; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges and opened hearts.
A winner of several awards and honors including the Grassy Hill New Folk Contest in 2013, Ellis has been recognized both for her songwriting skills as well as her engaging performances. She has claimed audience favorite honors at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Moab Folk Festival, and Sisters Folk Festival. Ellis has also been a repeat guest on A Prairie Home Companion.
Ellis’ has committed to writing and posting a song per week for all of 2014 as part of the Real Women, Real Songs Weekly Songwriting Project. You can follow her progress at www.ellis-music.com/weeklysongs/
“Ellis has one of the most engaging personalities that I’ve ever witnessed on a stage. Within seconds, [you'll fall] in love with her bubbling attitude for life, and her captivating laugh has been echoing in my heart all week!” – Ron Olesko, WFDU Public Radio
“If ever there was a feel-good folk musician, this is the woman- somebody who really does send you off feeling better aboaut the world.”
- John Davy, No Depression
“Ellis walks on stage, flashes a bashful grin and does what she does best: singing her heart out every single time.” – Dale Schiff, Just Out Magazine