national anthem

This week I was asked to sing the national anthem at the Brooklyn Nets vs. Detroit Pistons game. What an adventure. I’m always reminded when I sing the anthem that words have different meanings depending on who’s voicing them. I’m moved at how deeply present I feel in our country’s story when I’m in moments like these. My America is one that belongs to the people I know, the people I love, and the people who have sacrificed so that I can stand up and sing as a free person.

The anthem is not simple, but it's a good litmus test for a singer and for a citizen. I’m so thankful for these opportunities to challenge myself and for the incredible support system that encourages me to take risks.

S/o to my family for listening to my rehearsals and giving me notes.

S/o to Missy Robles for joining me, as well as shooting and editing this video.

Elle Winston @ Make Music New York Festival 2015

I'm playing this year's Make Music New York Festival!

Happy to announce that I'll be playing this year's Make Music New York Festival on Sunday, June 21st! I'll be playing in more than one location, more than one borough and more than one set! Come check out one performance or follow us around and check out both! (Playing with guitarist Julian Litwack!)

This is the best time of year to be out and about in New York - the sun is bright, the people are still in relatively good moods and there's music everywhere you turn!

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