" Nancy Elliott has a natural grace that lends a layer of
elegance to even the rowdiest western tune.
Her repertoire includes decidedly romantic covers of old classics,
hand-selected tributes to strong women, and her own portfolio of love
songs. Nancy's finger style guitar
playing is clear and precise, and she knows her instrument well. A long history of playing solo, or in bands
of various sizes has helped Nancy develop a confidence and a style that
manifest in each performance. She has
been good for a long time, but she is better now than she was the last time you
heard her. "
Mike Kirkwood, Concert and Festival Producer
"My love of writing came from a fourth grade English teacher who gave students a few minutes each day to write whatever we wanted about any topic. Well, I hiked and played in the local woodlands, along the river trails where great men such as Tecumseh, Blue Jacket, Daniel Boone and Simon Girty walked and hunted and fought. Of course my imagination would take huge liberties with a cast of characters and scenery like that! Stories came alive and pen and paper became my best friends. I learned to play guitar at thirteen and got my first 12-string at fourteen years old. By then, I had written several songs and was playing and singing for weddings and folk festivals and getting up with friends who were older and singing at gigs where they had to sneak me in! But, when I left home and came west, that's when the adventures really started!"
Best known for an alluring vocal style and enrapturing music and lyrics, Nancy writes " songs inspired by real life and soaked through with color and passion then delivers them completely, no holds barred.
Magical, mysterious.....A master of the story telling song....
This poet, singer, musician and author may be petite and soft spoken, but she hits the stage in a big way!
This is the music of a life rich in spirit, infused with soul.....
Whether presenting a full concert or the women focused "Heart of it All" program, this lady is weaving a legendary trail of music into the tapestry of her self coined genre "Southwestern Americana!"!
.....This girl has a voice that is the very personification of Americana, to rival Lucinda Williams and Eliza Gilkyson, with shades of Edith Piaf and Buffy St. Marie. Her music speaks the truth and the beauty of the American West, and of life in general, in every song she performs and every line that she writes; her audiences tune into that authenticity and find themselves wonderfully entertained. It is always apparent that her tunes come from love and from experience. Nancy is the real deal, regardless of any genre she cares to express in.
Nancys recent appearance at the Western Music Associations annual Awards Show was an exquisite highlight of the evening and I am honored indeed to have the opportunity to tell anyone who will listen what a bright and shining star she is!
Jon Messenger, President, Western Music Association