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Lindsay Ell Artist Visit

Lindsay Ell Artist Visit

Stoney Creek Records artist and Calgary, Alberta, CAN native Lindsay Ell recently visited the MusicRow office to perform for MusicRow‘s staff. The triple-threat guitarist, singer and songwriter’s ace musicianship has earned her stage time with several of music’s best guitarists.

Ell’s interest in music came early, from participating in bluegrass camps to picking up piano at age six, and then guitar at age eight. At age 13, Ell was discovered and befriended by Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter Randy Bachman, who became a mentor to the aspiring guitarist. “He would play all of these jazz chords, and I wanted to know what he was playing,” says Ell. “Later, I got into Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Hendrix, so it gave me a different place to pull from as a songwriter, too.”

As word of Ell’s musical talent and formidable axe grinding skills spread, her list of musical supporters and collaborators expanded to include Buddy Guy, CJ Vanston (Spinal Tap, John Mayer), Russell Broom (Jann Arden), Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane), Shawn Mullins, Chris Isaak and more. She has opened for Guy, Keith Urban, and is currently performing for crowds overseas as part of The Band Perry‘s We Are Pioneers World Tour.

“The crowds there are incredible, because by the time you get to the second or third chorus, they are singing the songs with you,” says Ell. “They go out and listen to your music and learn it before they even come to the show.”

Ell brought along several guitars for her three-song performance, which included “Don’t Take Me Home,” “Good For Me,” and her current single, “Trippin’ On Us,” which was penned by Ell along with Vicky McGehee and David Fanning.

Ell has called Nashville home for three years, and says she’s developed a kinship with the Nashville music community.  “I felt at home here instantly,” she says. “It’s like everyone speaks the same language.”

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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