Acoustic Brew series to host Ellis Delaney

Ellis Delaney

LEMONT — Ellis Delaney will return to the Acoustic Brew Concert Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Center for Well-Being.

She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her songs with uplifting lyrics and infectious spirit. If you looked up the definition of open-hearted in the dictionary, you just might find her photo there.

A winner of several awards and honors, she has been recognized both for her songwriting skills as well as her engaging performances. Many folk festivals have “audience choice” awards, and Ellis has claimed those honors at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Moab Folk Festival (three times), and Sisters Folk Festival.

She also has won the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Contest, the Midwest region of the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, and the award for the Just Plain Folks (International) Best Female Singer Songwriter Album.

Ellis has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion four times in the last three years.

“If ever there was a feel-good folk musician, this is the woman – somebody who really does send you off feeling better about the world,” said John Davy of No Depression.

“Ellis has one of most engaging personalities that I’ve ever witnessed on a stage,” said Ron Olesko of WDFU.

Tickets are available at www.acousticbrew.org/tickets/

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