A native Chicagoan, singer/songwriter, Ellen Rosner is a popular and dynamic mainstay in the city's most prominent clubs. She captivates, inviting
you to face your own demons, then makes you laugh, dance and sing, sometimes all at once! With a voice as strong as it is versatile, and finely honed guitar skills, the combination is absolutely irresistible. Put her band in the mix and you have a level of performance not often matched, live or otherwise. While she has been compared to Joan Armatrading and Chrissy Hynde, she is unapologetically herself. She has opened for Ms. Armatrading, as well as Janis Ian, Livingston Taylor and disappear fear, among others. A first-rate professional, Ellen performs with authority. She has been the anchor of many projects that have nurtured and showcased the talents of other formidable performers.
Ellen Rosner's pervading sense of self awareness lets her stand outside herself long enough to see the humor. Then there's that voice, which can either grab you by the jugular or soothe you into submission, depending upon her intent. Finally, there's the music, which ranges from bombastic grooves, to soulful, punchy workouts, or sparse acoustic textures. Amid all of this, Rosner holds on to that Midwestern, what-you-see-is-what-you-get, disposition. She sees the value in her unique expression as well. As she puts it, "Nobody else is going to be Ellen Rosner."