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New single, "Ghost" out now!  Click here to listen 

"Stallion in the Sky" at Utopiafest 2022

New single: "Ghost"

Latest News

October/November was full of fun shows playing my original songs and singing with Shane Cooley and the Midnight Girls for the "Dracula Circus Tour" 

Click here for show updates!


Fall festivals and shows

In August, a group of songwriters and I will be releasing a collaborative album of songs we performed and co-wrote in the desert. Stay tuned! 

"Polaroid Collective" Project

Shane Cooley and I went on a summer tour from Virginia to Chicago as a co-bill of singer-songwriters. Read about our journey here. (photo by Erica Chambers)


"Sleep on your floor" Tour


About Lori

Lori Ellen is a folk singer-songwriter who transforms her shadow into light as musical alchemy, and shares her song to empower others to do the same. She delivers steady, polished vocals backed by raw honesty that invite the listener into the fractured fairy tale of the human experience. Her heart forward lyrics draw out the gift from the wound, the cactus blossom from the desert. Some of her influences include: Sarah Jarosz, Joni Mitchell, Tori Amos, and Kate Wolf. 

Lori grew up in Kalamazoo, MI and has been writing songs since she was fifteen years old. She has called Austin, TX her home for the past 9 years. Lori is an elementary school teacher who enjoys writing positive songs for and with children. 




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