I’ll be playing the Upstairs Lounge. Hope to see you there NYC’ers! Flyer x Delinq.
It’s been a music filled month for me and so many musicians I know. I took a lovely trip to my hometown this month and had an AMAZING intimate show downtown in the home of a friend (see last post). After a joyfilled trip home with lots of friends, fam and admittedly a bit too much alcohol, I took a red-eye from Phoenix into NYC and touched down on Saturday morning, December 28th. I touched down just in time to get home, take a nap, shower, make it to a rehearsal - THEN to a show that night. Tired? Yes. But let me tell you it was WORTH it!
Higher Self is ”an economic and social lifestyle that encourages us to follow a way of life in which we pursue personal, material and social success in a socially responsible way. The premise of HigherSelf is that we should all strive to do “good” in our daily lives, and to do no harm in our pursuit of such successes.”
With this at the heart of their mission, the team from HigherSelf put together a beautiful “Holiday Affair” at the sprawling Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn, NY. I was deeply honored to be a featured artist and as you can tell from below – we got down!
p.s. If you look closely, you may be able to spot my favorite person…
Photos by Terrence Forrest
Special thanks to Najee Omar and the entire HigherSelf team.
S/o to Mr. Throop, Mr. Smith, Mr. Clayton & Mr. Mullings Jr. – you killed!
In the spirit of the holidays, a group of Phoenix’s most talented (and beautiful) gathered for an amazing night of music. Hometown musical-hero Andria Bunnell opened her home and allowed myself and Jeary Sylves to hit the stage. With folks cuddled on sofas and cozied up on the floors – we all shared a special evening! The love was on 10. The musicianship was on 10. Basically, it was a holiday affair for the ages! Could this be an annual shindig…? I think SO!
s/o to the First and Washington team for the amazing visuals!
p.s. Special thanks to Jeary Sylves, Sammy Nichs, Rich Kniss, Kevan Aaron, Jesse Parker, Andrew Smith, Joe Amos, Andria Bunnell AND Missy Robles.
Yesterday marked my third Thanksgiving in New York City. What a journey. I’ve spent that last few years working hard, striving for balance, making music and seeing so many new things. As I reflect on this journey, I feel so deeply thankful for the way that music, both writing and performing, continue to fill me up and be such an overflowing gift in my life. Earlier this month, I got to share that gift with some friends – new and old – at Rockwood Music Hall. It was a beautiful afternoon and I wanted to share some shots with you! Thank you for following this blog and for taking the time to listen when I put things out into the world – it means everything.
s/o to Joann Gomez of Music Looks Like This for the shots!
I’ll be coming to you LIVE this Saturday at 3PM from Rockwood Music Hall in New York City’s Lower East Side! At this show I’m going to be singing tunes from both Who Said It Was Simple? and Uncertainty. I’ll also be performing my latest, unreleased music, which I’m super excited about!
In addition to being super fun, this is also my pre-birthday celebration, therefore this is not to be missed! Haha! For those of you in the NY area, please join me and my incredible band for what is guaranteed to be a dope afternoon!
That being said, I’ll be giving everyone who comes to this Saturday’s show a FREE DOWNLOAD of my newest single Maybe.
Today, I am proud to share with you my new single, Maybe! This song is very dear to me and its been a long time coming with regard to putting this out and sharing it with you. I hope you are moved by something in this song and find something familiar here.
You can stream & download the song at http://www.ellewinston.bandcamp.com and soon it will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, GooglePlay and many more!
For those of you who enjoyed the James Blake cover I did this summer – you can find the audio here! Enjoy!
s/o to Todd Martino for playing piano, supplying the beats and giving this a little live mix!
First show of the Fall! Stop by Rockwood Music Hall (LES) Saturday, September 28th at 3pm for great afternoon of music, beer and good company!
NEW SONGS!! SPECIAL GUEST!! FREE SHOW!!
w/ Todd Martino, Alex Busby Smith, Granville Mullings Jr. and NickThroop
*Thanks to DELINQ for the visuals!
Decided to cover one of my favorite songs of this year, Retrograde by James Blake! Hope you ENJOY! S/O to Todd Martino for joining me!
I had the pleasure of recording an acoustic “WILD” session with the extremely elegant The Wild Magazine < check them out!
This song is called Maybe and accompanying me on keys is Todd Martino. The song is currently unreleased, but will be featured on a compilation album by DJ Rahdu of BamaLoveSoul for BBE Records later this year.
I SINCERELY HOPE YOU ENJOY!
Come check me at Ella Lounge later this month. It’s going to be a fun show, with some great players!
Tickets are only $5 bucks, so make it a good Saturday with me!
*Special offer: Everyone who buys a ticket before the show and RSVP’s on Facebook will get a free download of the Uncertainty EP.
(click flyer for link to purchase tix)
Flyer by Delinq Media & Marketing
It is such an honor to be included in the amazing Ladies First compilation brought to you by BamaLoveSoul. Please be sure to download this and listen! Every track is saying something, bringing it’s own flavor and inspiring me so much today!
To all of the amazing women on this compilation, kudos to your talent and ambition! Also, SO MUCH love to BamaLovesoul who continues to support my music and such a generous way!
I am super excited to share with you my very first music video today!
Making this video was a labor of love! It was shot in Brooklyn, NY over the course of two days in March of this year. It was a beautiful experience!
This video is for the song Waitin’ On from my EP Uncertainty, which you can find on iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMP3 and Bandcamp. A special thanks to Tiny Cup for letting us shoot there on a cold winter morning and love to Delinq and Missy Robles for their direction and talent and d.C. Soulplusmind for his production on this song.
Please enjoy and share, share, share! Thank you for your continued support and love!
Without further adieu, I present the video for Waitin’ On.
As promised, I wanted to give you all a recap of my performance at the Who’s Next Live show presented by Hot 97! I had the unique privilege of opening up for Bridget Kelly and RaVaughn who co-headlined the show. (They were great by the way!)
Check out the full performance and shots!
Thank you to: Hot97 x Karlie Hustle x SOB’s
Band members: Todd Martino, Matt Gantt, Alex Smith and Adam Jackson x Shots: Joann Gomez and Bad-Perm.com
Last Thursday I had the honor of performing at the Pop-Up Art Event: Freedom & Restoration at Parlor NYC. This event was put on the the Pop Up Art Event Team, founded by Juliet Silva-Lee. All of the proceeds from this event went to the Mere Mist International which is a non-profit organizations working to support survivors of sex-trafficking. Mere Mist runs safe home in the Black Sea region where they work to rescue victims and also assist women with rebuilding their lives. (Amazing right?!) I agree.
I played a few tunes from my new EP Uncertainty with Todd Martino on keys and Mike McDearmon on percussion. To make it even more beautiful, many of my close friends were there to support (aka drink) as well. Lol!
Check it out!
Yay!! Thanks to all the amazing people who worked so hard to put this event together, the amazing women of Mere Mist International who make helping women their priority and the musicians/friends who lent their support!
p.s. I have another show next month, which is super exciting (that’s for another post, soon to come!)
Dear friends, visitors & long time supporters -
I give you my newest project, Uncertainty. This project is my heart, so take your time with it! You can listen and download on my bandcamp page(link below), Itunes, Spotify & Amazon MP3!
Much love to Kevan Aaron of Animate Inventions, D.C. Soulplusmind, Noah Guttell and Raphael-Jungmin Lee for their help to make this music come to life. A deep thanks also goes to my family, friends and partner Melissa Robles for their honesty and encouragement.
Thank you in advance for your support, your time and I sincerely hope you enjoy this music as much as I enjoyed making it!