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Hailing from a dairy farm in the heart of Saskatchewan, young folk singer Ellen Froese has swiftly made her presence known in the Canadian music scene. As a folk artist performing solo (sometimes with her rockin’ back-up band, the Hot Toddies), as well as a founding member of successful bluegrass/folk group In With The Old, Froese has balanced multiple projects for the last few years. Lately, it’s hard to tell if she should still be classified as ‘folk’, what with the direction of the new album leaning more towards 1970s pop grooves, ballads, and classic country. From a young age and over a short period of time, she has clearly proven herself to be a valued addition to the world of North American music through her poignant vocals and raw talent.

Growing up as a homeschooled only child on her grandparents’ Mennonite homestead, Ellen has a rich history of singing to the cows. Her passion for music started at an early age, beginning with a phase of non-stop adoration for rock ‘n’ roll (after hearing Elvis for the first time at age five in her dad’s truck) and culminating with a love for songwriting and folk/bluegrass music (after attending her first bluegrass festival). She started classical piano lessons at age four, but after eleven years of training she gave it up to teach herself guitar after discovering Neil Young. Soon after she started writing songs. This range of interests growing up has highly influenced her abilities and stylistic choices as an artist today. In 2012, Ellen and two friends formed the folk trio In With The Old as an outlet for their zeal for the genre, which soon led to them releasing two albums and touring extensively throughout North America. This brought Ellen to appearances at Merlefest, IBMA, Breakout West, and Folk Alliance International, as well as supporting acts such as the Steel Wheels, the Dead South, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, and more. As Jim Lauderdale once noted, “In With the Old puts the sass in Saskatchewan”.

Since striking out on her own, Froese has quickly established herself as a sought-after solo act. 2018 proved to be a big year, securing main stage slots at festivals such as Regina Folk Fest, Gateway, and Ness Creek; opening for Valdy and The Crash Test Dummies; and appearing at Halifax Pop Explosion, Folk Music Ontario, Folk Alliance International, and BreakOut West (among others). 2019 has brought both Canadian and German ‘Youngbloods’ tours, booked through Germany’s DevilDuck Records. Her rotating back-up band, Saskatoon supergroup ‘the Hot Toddies’, are bringing Ellen back to her rock n’ roll roots - the members of the diverse band all come from varied musical backgrounds and include Emmett Fortosky (Minivandal), Matt Joyal (the Classy Chassys), and Dylan Cooper (Von Jumbo).

With a combined four albums behind her, as well as a Saskatchewan Music Award nomination for folk/roots artist of the year (2018), Froese is eagerly anticipating the November 1st release of her first album with her full band, 'Fightin' Words'. Whether performing a folk traditional, a rock 'n' roll classic, or her own compositions, Froese handles it with an air of authenticity – all tempered with a healthy dose of humour and self-deprecation.

Ellen Froese is the real deal.”

Laura Stanley, Greyowl Point

Ellen Froese is one of the best of the best of this new folk renaissance hiding deep in the cold ass prairies.”

— Andy McNab, as incredible as i am allowed to be

Shows

Nov3

Ellen Froese @ Ellen Froese 'Fightin' Words' Album Release Party

Ellen Froese 'Fightin' Words' Album Release Party, Calgary

Melding folk with retro pop and classic country, singer-songwriter Ellen Froese hits the King Eddy stage in celebration of new album, 'Fightin' Words,' with opener Tyler Allen of The Red Hot Hayseeds.

General admission,
$12 advanced, $15 at the door.
Show starts at 7 pm.

About Ellen Froese:
Hailing from a dairy farm in the heart of Saskatchewan, young folk singer Ellen Froese is making her presence known in the Canadian music scene. Her latest album, Fightin’ Words, due out on November 1, was produced by Kacy Anderson (Kacy & Clayton), and features Froese's backing band, the Hot Toddies. The album draws from a range of genres, from folk and country, to pop ballads, throwback punk, and rockabilly. The album’s first single, “Eaton’s Spring & Summer 1975,” is out now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm7Zb31dsXo

About Tyler Allen:
Tyler Allen performs solo and supplies guitar, banjo and vocals for good-time country band The Red Hot Hayseeds.

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.
Nov7

Ellen Froese @ Ellen Froese at The Groovenor

Ellen Froese at The Groovenor, Edmonton

Ellen Froese in concert at The Groovenor Hailing from a dairy farm in the heart of Saskatchewan, young folk singer Ellen Froese is swiftly making her presence known in the Canadian music scene. Whether performing a folk traditional, a rock 'n' roll classic with her full band, or her own compositions, Froese handles it with an air of authenticity – all tempered with a healthy dose of humour and self-deprecation. The last couple years have brought main stage slots at festivals like Regina Folk Fest, and a European tour through Germany’s Devilduck Records. With four albums behind her, Froese is eagerly anticipating the 2019 release of her first album with her full band. Whether performing a folk traditional, a rock 'n' roll classic, or the songs she writes, Froese does it with an air of authenticity – all tempered with a healthy dose of humour and self-deprecation.

The Groovenor is located at 10450 144 St, at the side door
Email TheGroovenor@gmail.com

https://youtu.be/iVsbRdNc8Hw
Opening for Kacy & Clayton on tour in December

Opening for Kacy & Clayton on tour in December

November album release tour in support of new album 'Fightin' Words'

November album release tour in support of new album 'Fightin' Words'

Winnipeg = Micah Erenberg's release show
Peterborough & Ottawa = with Gabrielle Papillion
Toronto = with Abigail Lapell 

Music

Eaton's Spring & Summer 1975 (single)

Fightin' Words

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The first full band album from Ellen Froese - 60s and 70s inspired rock 'n' roll, pop, folk, and country grooves.

Expected release: November 1, 2019

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