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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    I created a performance piece, a song-cycle accompanied by large scale projected portraits, that springs directly from my love of storytelling and my passion for history. The purpose of this project is to turn our gaze away from imposed beauty standards and instead see women as powerful thinkers and doers.

    The accompanying album, "Portraits" features my original songs from the project and the CD includes thumbnails of the portraits that were created by Liz Downing.

    More information about this project and how to present it:

    ellencherry.com/portraits

    Includes unlimited streaming of Portraits via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 11 ellen cherry releases available on Bandcamp and save 15%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Home Movies {November 2016}--A Cyber Tour with ellen cherry and Andrew Grimm [TIP JAR], Portraits, The Thread, Whippoorwill Lodge, Live at the Creative Alliance, August 23, 2014, Please Don't Sell The Piano, Merry Christmas from the Family, The Dizzy Pleasure Club, INC, and 3 more. , and , .

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lyrics

I like a bath that almost burns
I like a wheel that spins and turns
I always like to entertain
So there’s no time to be ashamed.

I like sad songs about sad things
Like silent films and wedding rings
I don’t like sweet, I like to savor
Those shiny, pretty party favors

I like a lot of what’s around me
but I love the thing that hasn’t found me
the quiet and the waiting thing
that keeps my hands upon the strings
that cuts the seams of lovely dreams
and then leaves

i love that moment at the start
the tease, the breath, the racing heart
i may stutter; i may laugh
I’ll play the fool on your behalf

I want the thing that makes me high
that first hello and the long goodbye
I want to know what I don’t know
I need to stop, I want to go go go

I like a lot of what’s around me
but I love what wants to dazzle and astound me
the silent thing that dominates
that mesmerized and fascinates
and makes it hard to separate
the quick from the kind

the self from the mind

it’s true, I might just slip and fall
sometimes i like to spill it all
i could tell you what it’s all about
but now it’s time to shut my mouth

I like a lot of what’s around me
But I love the dog that howls and hounds me
the fevered dream is manifest
it sparks and scalds without a rest
it rips my heart right from my breast
and then smiles

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from Portraits, released September 17, 2016

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ellen cherry Baltimore, Maryland

Emmy nominated singer/songwriter ellen cherry (lowercase letters intentional!) is a full-time touring and working performer based in Baltimore, MD. In 2017, ellen presents a new touring project called Portraits in Song that marries her love of storytelling and her passion for history through songs and portraits of interesting women in history to increase love and empathy for all. ... more

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