Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter ellen cherry cites Rainer Maria Rilke, American history, and her own journey from Catholicism to rationalism as inspirations behind her expressive musical style. The Baltimore-based artist, who takes her stage name from the artsy protagonist of Tom Robbins’ Skinny Legs and All, began experimenting with a guitar in her 20s. She has since received numerous accolades, including two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards. In 2004, she founded her own studio and label, Wrong Size Shoes.
In this edition of Faith Complex, School of Foreign Service student Alexa West sits down with the pixie-haired chanteuse to discuss the spiritual aspect of her music. Don’t miss ellen’s stirring live performance of “I Hope to Dream of You Tonight” from her latest album, Heart Like a Lion, at the end of the video!
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