Elisa Ferrari

Elisa Ferrari


Dark folk songstress Elisa Ferrari is based in Austin, Texas. Originally from Argentina, her music draws from Brazilian, pop, folk, jazz, classical, and country music. Her full time band includes Jen Smull on cello and vocal harmonies, Ian Dicke, bass and vocals, and Owen Weaver on percussion.


Elisa Ferrari has been playing guitar and writing songs since she was ten years old. Although she has a background in classical music, her music draws from the many styles heard as a child raised by hippie Argentines, including Brazilian pop and tango as well as tropicalia, bossa nova, and forro- musical styles that she studied while pursuing her masters degree in ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin. One can also detect inspiration from the likes of Tom Waits, Neko Case, and Radiohead some of her favorite artists. Elisa's lyrics often lie between fantasy like constellations of tales of love, life, and decision, and biting political critiques pushing for social awareness in today's cultural climate. Her band features a circle of highly talented classically trained musicians including Ian Dicke on bass, Jennifer Smull on cello and vocal harmonies, and Owen Weaver on percussion. Elisa just released a new album entitled Isla de Ninos!


EP- Strip Malls and Plastic Dolls
streams at: http://www.myspace.com/stripmallsandplasticdolls and http://www.elisaferrarimusic.com
Isla de Ninos, 2009 available on I-tunes, CD Baby, and Amazon

Set List

Elisa Ferrari has enough original material for 60 minutes or more