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.
February 10, 2024
White House Pizza and Pub
White House, TN
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3rd and Lindsley
February 28, 2024
The Down Underwood Band
March 8, 2024
The Grand Ole Opry
"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
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"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
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“A top-flight guitarist… leaning into her nimble musicianship and deeply knowledgeable appreciation of country ancestors.“
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“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.”
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“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.”
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