Tune in to The Mainstay LIVE on Friday November 6 at 7 pm for performance with Baltmore-based singer songwriter Ellen Cherry. $5 Stream Pass
Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. From 2016-2018 ellen presented a new touring project called Portraits in Song that married her love of storytelling and her passion for history through songs and portraits of interesting women in history. She recently released two 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). She is the co-host of "Why Aren't You Famous?" podcast with fellow independent working musician, Andrew Grimm. ellen was an Artist-in-Residence at the Strathmore (2012) and The Studios of Key West (2014). She co-produced Mobtown Moon, a re-imagining of “Dark Side of the Moon” (2013) that featured over 50 musicians from Baltimore, with musician Sandy Asirvatham. 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 that jump-started years of collaborative work with puppeteers. She has been awarded three Maryland States Arts Council Grants (2007, 2009, 2018), a Ruby Grant (2015), a Baker Artist Award (2011), and the Semmes G. Walsh Music Award (2011). ellen tours nationally and internationally, charming audiences from house concerts to festivals!