Happy New Year!
Born in Nashville, living in Japan from the age of two as part of an International Community, this slide guitar legend grew up listening to a combination of New Orleans R & B, European Classical, Grand Ole Opry, Japanese Shamisen, Indian
Citar, and much more of what is now called "World Music".
Her high energy Rhythm & Blues, along with Middle Eastern laments, Indian, Pakistani & West African influences and a capella Gospel numbers all drive her amazing Slide Guitar and Vocal Acrobatics
to make for a dynamic show. Anecdotes & stories from her forty-some years in the business add warmth and humour to her unforgettable performances.
(Photo: Marlene Jackson)
"...a wild ride with the Goddess of SLide..."
...the Georgia Straight
Thank you all for your contributions to my go fund me campaign.
I had the freedom to work on my autobiography every day during the summer.
I have gotten all the way to 1970 so far and plan to continue on school breaks,
finishing during July and August 2016. I couldn't do this without all of you.
Thank you thank you thank you!
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Website last updated January 18, 2016 all material property of Ellen McIlwaine