Ellisa Hartman

Ellisa Hartman

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Ellisa brings a unique Canadian perspective to her art, evoking Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot in her sparkling original material. Her interpretations of select covers combined with a fresh lyrical guitar style stir the soul and challenge the heart. With honest voice and soaring range she transports and delights her audiences while exploring the events of her life and the world we live in. Not to be missed.

Biography

Ellisa Hartman is a multi-talented young performing artist/musician ready to leap into a high-profile role in the Canadian and international music scene. Her artistic presence, unique voicing and instrumental styles enable her to lead or support in many genres, always adding ‘that certain feel’ to the moment.

At 23, she has written a portfolio of significant songs that would be the envy of many established musicians. Drawing on the spirits of Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Sarah McLaughlin, her music moves all who hear it. Arising from a musical family, her singing and performing started at age 6 and currently includes 100’s of stage performance in community theatre, music venues and clubs. Her vocal prowess is enhanced by experience in range of instruments with a unique form of finger-style acoustic guitar figuring prominently. Her abilities to blend moments of unorthodox time signature into her songs and covers make musical points that few can match.

Raised on the west coast of Canada, her other interests centre around the ocean, She is a master diver and lover of all things marine. Her marine photographs display an empathy and depth of understanding that is reflected in her music and world awareness. This awareness has grown through extensive solo travel in some of the challenged areas of the globe, and yet a sense of fun and joi de vivre permeates her music. Supported by a successful business team, her current aspirations are focused on building networks and alliances to help her musical passion move into a career, seeking cooperative projects that allow the music to become a lifestyle and enhance her life and those of the people around her.