ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is an award winning song and story alchemist, musician and performer, based in Baltimore, MD. Mixing equal parts of pathos and humor throughout her songs, ellen cherry is mysterious and powerful on stage and her banter gives audiences a peek into a whimsical, curious mind. She seamlessly fuses her love of History, Poetry, and Literature with the Usual Suspects of Love, Loss, and Despair, with a powerful, commanding voice and skill on both guitar and piano. Her current project is a new touring program called “Portraits in Song” that showcases her love of storytelling and her passion for history and women’s equality. More information about ellen can be found at www.ellencherry.com
In 2016, ellen presents a new touring project calledPortraits in Song that marries her love of storytelling and her passion for history through songs and portraits of interesting women in history. This year, she is releasing new recorded works (Portraits, The Thread) as a follow up to the very intimate, piano-based album entitled Please Don’t Sell the Piano (2012). ellen was a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence and co-produced Mobtown Moon, a re-imagining of “Dark Side of the Moon” (2013) that featured over 50 musicians from Baltimore. In 2010, she wrote, recorded and performed a song for an Emmy nominated TV campaign and also composed the score for a shadow puppet piece entitled “Alonzo’s Lullaby”, which has been awarded the prestigious UNIMA Citation of Excellence and jump-started years of continuing work with puppeteers. ellen tours nationally and internationally, charming audiences from house concerts to festivals.