One of our most dynamic, engaging performers returns! Ellis Delaney is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her songs with uplifting lyrics and infectious spirit and enthusiasm. If you looked up the definition of open-hearted in the dictionary, you just might find her photo there. Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges & opened hearts.
A winner of several awards and honors, Ellis has been recognized both for her songwriting skills as well as her engaging performances. Many folk festivals have “audience choice” awards, and Ellis has claimed those honors at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Moab Folk Festival (3 times!), and Sisters Folk Festival. She also won the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Contest, the midwest region of the Mountain Stage New Song Contest and the award for the Just Plain Folks (International) Best Female Singer Songwriter Album. She has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion 4 times in the last 3 years as well!
"Ellis has one of most engaging personalities that I’ve ever witnessed on a stage." – Ron Olesko, WDFU
"If ever there was a feel-good folk musician, this is the woman – somebody who really does send you off feeling better about the world." – John Davy, No Depression