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Elly Wininger

2010 Official Showcase Selection /Folk Alliance Midwest Conference
2010 Songwriting Finalist / Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival
2008 Folk DJ.s Choice / Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Honorable Mentions / International Songwriting Contest & Song of the Year

Selected for Review in Guitar Goddess Magazine (Upcoming) "A folk-blues legend." ...Stunning ...Sparkling" ..."Incredible picking" "Pure energy, heart, and humor in one great folk performance." "She's beyond category.... "The woman is a musical explosion." Known for her engaging performances, Elly is a veteran of the Folk Revival NYC club scene. Encouraged by her guitar teacher, David Bromberg, Elly started playing blues and ragtime guitar in the basket houses of Greenwich Village while still in high school. She was on stage opening night at CBGB and performed there regularly as well as in other NYC venues such as Kenny's Castaways, Dr. Generosity's, Folk City and The Bitter End. Elly sang backup vocals at the Philadelphia Folk Festival alongside Maria Muldaur, and for Tanya Tucker at the Bottom Line. She shared stages with many of the era.s top performers including Bonnie Raitt, Steve Goodman, Jack Elliott and Dave Van Ronk.

Elly kept playing while raising 3 kids, producing award-winning music documentaries for public radio, and working at Putumayo World Music. She and Susan Cohen formed WildFlowers and in 1997, Steve Burgh (Phoebe Snow, Steve Forbert) produced their CD Housewife From Hell, named for a song Elly wrote about the trials and tribulations


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