ELLEN GOZION is a well-regarded singer of traditional American and British ballads with an expressive and haunting voice. She been singing old folk songs for nearly two decades. Her repertoire draws heavily upon the Scottish and English songs that became a staple for generations of singers in the Southern and upper Appalachians. She has recorded two solo collections of traditional songs and is currently recording songs from southwestern Pennsylvania with regional old-time musicians Mark Tamsula and Richard Withers.

Ellen is a member of the band THE EARLY MAYS, along with EMILY PINKERTON and RACHEL EDDY.


Their 2014 CD The Early Mays debuted at No.2 on the National Folk DJ Charts. The Early Mays were named Pittsburgh’s 2014 Artists of the Year by WYEP.

In 2016 The Early Mays won First Place in the Neo-Traditional Band Contest at The Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV.