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Ellen Angelico

About

ABOUT

Ellen is an in-demand session musician and can currently be seen in the touring band of country artist Cam. The Nashville Scene calls Ellen an “ace of all things stringed” and “one of the greatest utility players in Nashville." She plays guitar, bass, pedal steel, mandolin, banjo, dobro, keys, and trombone everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to Guam.

When she is not backing up a variety of talented acts (Cam, Mickey Guyton, Brandy Clark, Uncle Kracker, Delta Rae, Ty Herndon, Adeem the Artist, Kree Harrison, and many others) Ellen can be found at legendary Nashville guitar store Fanny’s House of Music fixing guitars, updating the website, and penning a quarterly column for Premier Guitar. Under the moniker Uncle Ellen, she releases original music once in a blue moon.

Ellen regularly volunteers with organizations like Please Vote Nashville, Nashville Launch Pad, and Association of Horizon, and she proudly serves on the Hearing Board of the Nashville Musicians Association, AFM Local 257. Ellen lives in beautiful Madison, Tennessee, with her partner Rachel and their beloved dog Tambourine. She hopes to leave Nashville and the music industry better than she received it.

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CALENDAR

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March 8, 2024

The Grand Ole Opry

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"Ellen Angelico is one of Nashville’s MVPs."

Rainbow Rodeo

Review - Christmas at the Firehouse

"There are so many musicians I love in this town. Meg Coleman, Jack Lawrence, Micah Hulscher, Steve Daly, Dennis Crouch, Ellen Angelico — these are people that carry some kind of magic glitter in their pockets and sprinkle it on whatever they touch."

The Nashville Scene

The Side Player Sidebar Survey

"Nashville musicians grace some of the tracks’ production credits, including contributions from in-demand session and touring musician Ellen Angelico on pedal steel and guitar."

The Nashville Scene

Another Look: More Recent Releases You Don’t Want to Miss

"Angelico’s mandolin, banjo, pedal steel and guitar embellishments filled out the ensemble’s rich sophisti-country sound."

Riverfront Times

Brandy Clark Had Delmar Hall Swooning Tuesday Night

"Ellen Angelico is a top session guitarist... Angelico's shimmering steel guitar supports twang heavy lead lines."

East Bay Express

The Long Journey Home

“A top-flight guitarist… leaning into her nimble musicianship and deeply knowledgeable appreciation of country ancestors.“

NPR Music

Tennessee Musicians Grapple with the Potential Impact of New Anti-Drag Law

“Top notch Nashville musicians Tristen Gaspadarek and Ellen Angelico… [provide] a true service, a labor of love and a resource that’s helpful for first-time voters and long time election watchers alike.”

Nashville Scene

Hey Thanks, Please Vote Nashville

“I consider Ellen another soul that realizes the importance of community in this town.”

WNXP

Take In 12 Wildly Different Ways That Kyshona Has Embraced Collaboration and Found Community

"Virtuosic guitarist Ellen Angelico reflected a vision where people other than just white, straight men could be on stage."

Her Country

By Marissa Moss

Brandy Zdan

Tone Zone with Ellen Angelico

“[One] of the most creative voices for change in the country and Americana industries.”

The Nashville Scene

Country Music Almanac 2022: Organizing Principles

Guitar Girl Magazine

Tone Talk With Ellen Angelico

Center for Popular Music

Woman Musicians in Nashville Oral History Panel Discussion

“When she speaks about her inspirations and her commitment to the music and to the future of the country genre, it’s easy to see how she received her Instrumentalist of the Year nod.”

The Boot

Guitarist Ellen Angelico Talks Advocating for More Inclusivity

“Ellen’s a killer guitarist, with recording credits that would make any Nashville cat jealous.”

Country Queer

Ellen Angelico's Feeling Lucky

Femmusic

Ellen Angelico Profile

"Angelico is one of the staunchest advocates for women in the Nashville music community.”

CMT.com

Wheeler Walker Jr. Talks Feminism and Fatherhood on 'WW III'

“Angelico is so self-assured that she’ll make you smile.”

The Deli Nashville

A Country Tune to Make You Cackle by Ellen Angelico

“Ellen Angelico, one of the greatest utility players in Nashville. May she continue to reign!”

The Nashville Scene

What Local Artist is Going to Rule in 2018?

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