Ellie Barber


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Banjo, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, DJ, Electronic Music.


Cellist/vocalist that just moved to San Francisco from Colorado. Raised playing and studying classical cello through college, until I discovered that it's possible to play the cello and sing at the same time. I subsequently made the switch to the Americana folk genre, which I've now been playing for 7 years. I've played in several bands, recorded for film soundtracks that have gone to Sundance and the Colorado Environmental Film Fest, and recorded with grammy-winning artist Peter Kater.

My most recent project was a Colorado-based Americana folk trio named Pearl & Wood (.pearlandwood). We gigged about once a week around different mountain towns in Colorado and released a self-titled album that you can listen to on all of your favorite listening platforms.

I'm looking to collaborate with some folks who can share a vision with me. I'd like to mix acoustic instrumentation with someone who is knowledgable with synths, percussion, and beats (think Sylvan Esso meets Sarah Jarosz). My vision consists of: me on cello and vocals (maybe with some pedals/effects), another female on lead/harmony vocals and an acoustic instrument (i.e. fiddle, guitar), and someone on synth/beats. My vision is adaptable, but I think it could turn out pretty coooool.

It's important to me that my collaborating musicians have a base understanding of music theory, a natural ear, and experience in the studio.

Screen name:
Ellie Barber
Member since:
Sep 17 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


I'm With Her, Crooked Still, Sarah Jarosz, Mike Block, Sylvan Esso, Lucius, Rising Appalachia, Ben Sollee, Gillian Welch, Goat Rodeo Sessions

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