SF based singer/songwriter EllaHarp is a curious sort of artist. After years honing her skills touring, recording, and releasing music on a unique harp she designed for the purpose, 2020 saw the addition of another self designed/built instrument that got swiftly put to work; a small, 5 string banjo which fits just inside said harp’s case, which in turn fits neatly in an airplane overhead. A bit like musical Russian dolls…
Her 2021 sophomore album ‘Screaming Into the Void’ showcases both instruments in signature style, blending folk and Americana with pop sensibilities, highlighting dark, thoughtful lyrics and memorable hooks. The independently released album spinned on 85+ radio stations nationally and abroad, and saw multiple chart appearances on the NACC Top 30 Folk, the AMA top 200 and the FAI Top Albums in both Oct and Nov 2021.
Entering the scene with her 2018 debut album, ‘Who Asked You Back’ (hitting #4 and #2 on RMR Top 50 Folk and Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album charts), EllaHarp played 150+ shows in 7 states and a province (from opening for Grammy winning singer Mýa in San Diego to showcasing at Canadian Music Week in Toronto), bringing dynamic live performances that contrast dark songwriting with humor and a knack for creative storytelling.
Despite the pandemic’s blow to a promising start in 2020 (opening for Hollow Coves and Harrison Storm in SF’s Noise Pop Festival in Feb) EllaHarp built 40K followers on Instagram, 20K on Facebook, and over 2 million streams since COVID. She performed in Seattle Hempfest 2020 and her track ‘Time’ can be heard on popular Netflix show ‘Emily in Paris’.