Sustaining Our Spirits #13 - Ellis, singer/songwriter (2020)
"Ellis is like a human vitamin. I feel healthier and happier after a dose."
Mostly MN Music with Ellis Delaney (2020)
"[This] is a CD that celebrates the ordinary joy in a tumultuous time. Love extends beyond romantic love to love of family, friends and community. Ellis is about as kind as Iâve ever met and it really comes through in her music. Itâs a perfect time for an album like Ordinary Love."
Ellis Delaney: Ordinary Love (2020)
"One of the Twin Citiesâ most enduring and endearing folk singers of the past two decades reiterates her warm, earthy and soulful style on her new album, 'Ordinary Love,' perfectly timed for release to Valentineâs Day."
Ellis live on The Current/ Radio Heartland (2020)
"Sometimes, seeing a performer live makes such a difference. Recordings are wonderful, engaging and in many cases perfect, but when you actually experience someone like Ellis Delaney in person, you leave much happier than when you came."
Best Bets For the Weekend: Ellis
"Ellis Delaney is a criminally under-appreciated singer, songwriter and performer...Sheâs gifted with a gorgeous voice. She writes beautiful songs with really intelligent lyrics. I realize this isnât out of the ordinary around here, but Ellis has something truly unique, and I tend to think itâs in her smile."
Ellis' 'Guest House' is a throwback in all the right places
"Ellis embraces all of lifeâs lessons and insists on ingesting and growing from them. She shares her experiences through vivid storytelling, creating pictures many can relate to. She empathizes with and acknowledges losses without letting them define her or bring her down. She feels pain but remains hopeful in the face of self-doubt. In a world of broken hearts she understands they have to break to know love."
Interview on Radio Heartland with Mike Pengra (2016)
"If you've seen her perform live, you already know that Ellis is totally engaging. She exhibits a true sense of joy when she sings, which you can see in her intense smile and can hear in her voice and in her laughter. Ellis makes her audience feel as lucky as I was to sit a few feet in front of her and listen to her sing."
The Big Gigs (2016)
"After eight albums and 15 years of touring mostly by herself, Minneapolis’ coffeehouse-folk stalwart Ellis got some pretty sizable help with her elegant new record, The Guest House. The personal and relentlessly hopeful collection — named after a Rumi poem and inspired by death, motherhood and (legal!) marriage — includes string arrangements by big-dog composer Rob Mathes, who has co-helmed Sting’s orchestral albums."
Preview in The Local Current Blog (89.3 The Current) (2016)
"...Ellis Delaney is basically the nicest person on Earth, and you can hear that in her music. Her aptly-titled new album, The Guest House, is sure to be a cozy place to curl up, full of the solid songwriting and precise but warm arrangements that have marked the Minneapolis-via-Texas musician’s entire career."
Singer Ellis's songs tell you all you need to know at Listen Live Music (2014)
"...her voice always in pure, strong notes that punctuated the lyrics, the singer often closing her eyes as if to reach for emphasis, instead of pointless vocal runs. In addition to the smile on her face, Ellis’ voice, too, carried the sound of a smile – often sly but never snarky, first revealing itself on the night’s second song, How Would It Be."