ellen cherry

ellen cherryBiography

ellen cherry is a singer, songwriter, musician, designer, artist, producer, recording engineer, and human.

Once a character in a novel, ellen cherry sprung from the pages of a book in 1997, and began her life as a living, breathing, dynamic performer. Mixing equal parts of pathos and humor throughout her songs, ellen cherry is mysterious and powerful on stage. 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 a command of Power Chords on her guitar.

An artist incapable of stopping the process of creation, ellen cherry has recorded and released original music continuously since 1997. Her style has been described as “spunky downer pop for History buffs” and, yes, she is over 5’10” tall!

In 2010, ellen decided to re-visit her well received 2005 EP “Years” and recorded new arrangements of the 6 tracks. She also added 6 new tracks to create the new full length work, aptly titled “(New) Years.” Each song’s title contains a reference to a specific year. Many tracks explore specific moments in women’s History, as well as ellen’s own personal journey and experience.

Although the past year has included the excitement over an Emmy nomination and a prestigious Puppetry award, ellen has no plans to sit back and relax. She’s already hard at work on the next batch of songs, as well as taking several forays into the world of producing works of other artists such as The Ernie Fowler Trio (ellen Executive Produced and Co-Produced their 2010 EP “Life’s Lessons Learned”). Earlier in the year, ellen also collaborated as a producer on a live poetry event called “Live at the Corner of Poetry and Main” with her close friend, Cliff Lynn. She’s currently hard at work at the production of a live cd compilation of those readings.

ellen has recently been commissioned for an album of songs by the Maryland Historical Society, as well as serving as the Music Director for the prestigious (and hilarious) Stoop Storytelling Radio Program.

This is what folks are saying about ellen cherry:

“ellen cherry’s gig at BlackRock was an unqualified success. Our audience, most of whom had never heard of ellen, fell instantly in love and wound up giving her a standing ovation. ellen is a storyteller at heart. Her songs are musical short stories filled with ear-catching metaphors, quirky characters, and hummable melodies. She is an excellent musician with a clear, bell-like voice and strong guitar technique. Rounding out the package: wit, charisma, warmth, and an unerring sense of showmanship that takes the audience on a ride from silly to serious and back again throughout the set”
– Charlotte Sommers, Executive Director, BlackRock Center for the Arts

“…songs with universal themes… intimate and familiar and should appeal to everyone who likes smart lyrics and a pop sensibility.”
– Michael Macey, WRNR 103.1 Radio Annapolis

“Cherry’s vocals are endearing and sentimental with tales that are topical… alluring songstress known as Ellen Cherry will surprise…”
– J-Sin, Smother Magazine



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