...glimpse through this portal into a vast emotional galaxy....
— Amanda Gunther, TheatreBloom.com

ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is an award winning song and story alchemist, musician and performer, based in Baltimore, MD.   Mixing equal parts of pathos and humor throughout her songs, ellen cherry is mysterious and powerful on stage and her banter gives audiences a peek into a whimsical, curious mind. She seamlessly fuses her love of History, Poetry, and Literature with the Usual Suspects of Love, Loss, and Despair, all expressed with a singular voice and skill on both guitar and piano.  Her latest project was a new touring program called "Portraits in Song" that showcased her love of storytelling and her passion for history and women's equality.


After a devastating car wreck caused by an intoxicated driver in 2013, cherry was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and has spent the last five years fostering recovery and resilience, her own and others, through performance, music, and storytelling.

Photographs by Bonnie J. Schupp