A classically trained musician and gifted lyricist, Elle Winston’s music draws from her blues filled Arizona beginnings. Her sound is a penetrating blend of soulful, jazz inspired, American roots music.
On her 2017 debut album, The Buy Back, the powerhouse vocalist explores identity, power, and vulnerability through the lens of her life in Brooklyn. The Buy Back has received coverage from Billboard, Elton John's "The Rocket Hour" on Beats 1 Radio, AFROPUNK, Curve Magazine, and Singers Room.
Elle has previously releases two EP's, Who Said It Was Simple? in 2011 and Uncertainty in 2013. She has supported a wide range of artists, including Gil-Scott Heron, Carl Thomas, and Joan Jett. In the last two years, Elle has been featured at the Billboard Lounge at Barclays Center, the Apollo Music Cafe, City Winery NYC and on Apple Beats 1 Radio. Most recently, she completed her first nationwide tour - highlights included the Mile of Music Festival in Appleton, WI; Valley Bar in Phoenix, AZ; The Peppermint Club in Los Angeles, CA; and National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NY.
ON her work
"A WILLOWY, STARTLINGLY PRETTY, DECEPTIVELY POWERFUL VOICE." - Billboard
"I LOVE HER HARMONIES AND I LOVE HER VOICE. I ADVISE YOU TO GO LISTEN." - Elton John
"ELLE'S POWERFUL VOICE RINGS OUT WHILE THE BAND LAYS DOWN SOME SERIOUS GROOVES." - Afropunk
“...A LAID BAC GROOVE THAT LEAVES AMPLE ROOM FOR WINSTON'S POWERHOUSE VOCALS - NPR Music
"THE DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR!" - Curve Magazine