Born and raised in Invermere, a small interior town, Ella Swan was surrounded by nature growing up. This has always been a source of inspiration. Having written stories and poems since she was a kid, learning to play guitar opened up a whole world of expression. She wrote her first song and hasn’t looked back since.

Throughout high school she regularly played open mics and has played several full length shows of originals in the past few years. In Victoria she is part of the Ensemble Laude women’s choir. She has gone to the Nimblefingers Bluegrass Camp in Sorrento four years running, fuelling a love of old time music. Her music is a blend between old time lyrical styling and fingerpicked guitar with chorally influenced vocals.

She is very excited to be part of the Woodstove Festival and looks forward to creating new musical friendships and connections.