Ellen Bukstel
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Ellen Bukstel

High Springs, FL | Established. Jan 01, 1997 | INDIE | AFM

High Springs, FL | INDIE | AFM
Established on Jan, 1997
Duo Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"POWERFUL VOICE, INSIGHTFUL LYRICS, PASSIONATE PERFORMANCE"

It is a treat to witness the evolution of a significant talent. Ellen expresses that imagination with her beautiful voice, guitar and keyboard. Her award winning songs chronicle the joys and sorrows of a colorful tapestry still being woven...She conveys a depth of concern for the ever-increasing threats to world peace and to our own democratic rights. All this is related to the audience through a brave, though humorous and earthy connection between the world of musical performance and that of the social “bard” or “troubadour” from which the most powerful and relevant strand of folk music derives it’s roots. It’s not an act. It’s real. -David Engels - David Engelf - EMERALD CONCERTS


"ELLEN - AN AMAZING ARTISTS & SPIRIT"

“Ellen Bukstel's beautiful voice and poignant lyrics on her track, "You’re Not Better Than Me" create an anthem and a voice for the thousands of survivors and victims of Domestic Violence who hopefully know that they are not alone. I was honoured to have judged the song contest that led us to Ellen–an amazing artist and spirit. Watch the video, listen to the song and you will know what I know–that Ellen has managed to capture the horror of Domestic Violence while providing hope for thousands – all in a ballad that stands on its own as a great song.”
- Michael Bolton


"MOST WONDERFUL TALENT EVER TO GRACE OUR STAGE"

"When I went to the Gamble Fest, I attended Janice Ian's master class on "The Responsibilities of an Artist". Janice does not suffer fools and I know she does not pass out compliments unless they are totally and supremely deserved. I understand why she would use superlatives after listening to you. You are one of the most wonderful talents to ever grace our stage. Yes, you entertain us, you make us laugh an cry, but you also make us think! And, if I may echo what everyone said last night, what a voice! Your song "By My Silence" deserves every prize and accolade it has received. It is a timeless theme that is, frighteningly enough, always contemporary." - Walter McKenzie / WHITE SPRINGS FOLK CLUB


"KEEP ON SINGING.."

"Keep on singin, girl! You have a gorgeous voice. Your work is fantastic...you are as good as it gets in every way that matters -- your passion, your voice, your musicianship, your meticulous recordings...."
- Christin Lavin, Singer/Songwriter


"A RARE TREAT"

How about a wonderful evening of listening to one of the most beautiful songbirds in South Florida...from Ellen’s sweet lilting voice to the perfectly played acoustic guitars, keyboard and percussion, you’re in for a rare treat and a memorable night.
. . . Carol Ulbrich, - Entertainment News & Views


"ELLEN BUKSTEL & BETH WOOD ENTERTAINED MASTERFULLY"

The driving rain during the first set did not dampen the rousing spirit that two voices created last night, at the Shack in the Back gathering, in west Broward. Fine music played with enthusiasm and joy brings out the kinder side of human nature. The atmosphere is friendlier and more giving. Beth Wood from Texas shared the stage with Ellen Bukstel, the venue’s host. Both accomplished songwriters and both are blessed with powerful voices. Though they only met yesterday, they complimented each other beautifully on each other’s songs. From love ballads, to political commentary,to self effacing humour, Ellen and Beth masterfully entertained. The audience had a wonderful time as they joined in at every opportunity. When a crowd sings, you know they are having a great experience. Thanks to Ellen and Brian for opening their home to us all. We are not going to allow them to ever sell the place. Brett’s sound was stellar.” - David Engels


"A WEAVERS OR PP&M HIT"

Tikkun Olam, Repair The World – “Wish I'd written this – a Weavers or PP&M hit!” - Janis Ian


"LOTS OF GOOD SONG CRAFT HERE..."

“Based on a concept that is important and famous, By My Silence makes the point powerfully and well. Lots of good song craft here with a deeply important message. All to the good!” - Peter Yarrow


"FINE OLD FASHIONED POLITICAL SONGWRITING..."

“Fine old fashioned political song writing is alive and well in this familiar text” - Holly Near


"BROTHER & SISTER DUO SHINE"

Brother - and - sister team Ellen and Gary Bukstel form the core of the folk-pop ensemble Legacy, which also includes multi-instrumentalist and singer Andy Neuman. Their album “Somewhere in Time”.....brims with love songs, some heart wrenching, others perky. Outstanding tunes include the title track and “Another Place in Time.” Profound yearning — for kinship, tranquility, re-connection with a lost love — is the theme in both ballads, which feature Ellen’s warm voice and the trio’s Peter, Paul, and Mary-sounding harmonies. Gary’s adroit finger picking shimmers
-Nina Korman - New Times


"THE ROOM QUAKED"

...The music filled the room, with harmonies entwining like good lattice work. As I listened to the lyrics I wondered how they could possibly know so much about me....who told? Then someone made a comment in a similar vain, so I guess the universality of the lyric sentiments became obvious. What also had powerful impact for me was the stage presence. The strong eye contact (especially Ellen's) and response made me feel like a participant rather than an observer. The evening was filled with original music and came to a strong ending. The room quaked
. . . . . Deanie Heller - Broward Folk Club Review


Discography

• 2018 Legacy of Love ......coming soon!!!

• 2008 Daddy's Little Girl - 15 song CD
• 2002 Born To Sing - 10 song CD with Ellen and Gary Bukstel and Amy Carol Webb
• 1995 Somewhere In Time - LEGACY (Ellen Bukstel, Gary Bukstel)
• By My Silence - SINGLE (Co-written by Ellen Bukstel & Nick Annis)
• Who's The Pusher Now? - SINGLE (Written by Ellen Bukstel, Co-writers: Nick Annis & Brett Segal)










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NOTE: FOR CURRENT SHOW DATES GO TO ELLEN'S WEBSITE http://ellenbukstel.com/shows/

From Menopause to Marijuana. From Peace to Politics From Poignant to Provocative - Ellen Bukstel writes and sings about it all. This type of happy-sad, life embracing, fear-overcoming emotional schizophrenia truly captures the spirit of modern independent music making. With more than 50 songwriting & music video awards since 2002...Ellen is a rare, bold, break-the-mold original!  Hailed by pop star Michael Bolton as "An Amazing Artist And Spirit", Bukstel, a multifaceted singer songwriter draws from her roller coaster of a life to bring hope, laughter, tears, biting wit and inspiration to delight audiences everywhere. It’s has also won her a bucketful of honors and acknowledgments from high profile songwriting competitions over the years. Thirteen out of the fifteen songs on her Solo CD Daddy’s Little Girl have either won or have been awarded top honors in various prestigious songwriting and music video competitions with several songs acknowledged multiple times.

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PRESENTERS, CRITICS & FANS SAY IT BEST...

Ellen Bukstel's beautiful voice and poignant lyrics on her track "You're Not Better Than Me" create an anthem and a voice for the thousands of survivors and victims of Domestic Violence who hopefully know that they are not alone. I was honored to have judged the song contest that led us to Ellen...an amazing artist and spirit. Ellen has managed to capture the horror of Domestic Violence while providing hope for thousands all in a ballad that stands on its own as a great song.
- Michael Bolton, Two Time Grammy Winner Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist

Keep on singin', girl! You have a gorgeous voice. Your work is fantastic...you are as good as it gets in every way that matters your passion, your voice, your musicianship, your meticulous recordings.
- Christin Lavin, Recording Artist & Singer/Songwriter

Tikkun Olam"Wish I'd written this a Weavers or PP&M hit!
- Janis Ian, Recording Artist & Singer/Songwriter

By My Silence stopped me in my tracks – ...Ellen, you nailed it. Way to go!  I have to shake your hand.
- Tom Paxton, Recording Artist & Singer/Songwriter

Ellen is possibly the best solo artist we’ve had. As an entertainer, Ellen has a phenomenal voice and I’d love to have her back any time. She is also a great entertainer and I had several people request that we bring her back ASAP.
-Phil Bowling Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse / Durham, NC




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