A lifelong songwriter, Ellen Braun has learned that it is fruitless to resist the endless hankering to create music and melodies.

After making a name for herself on the stage in the early 2000s, and releasing her self-titled EP in 2005, Ellen did the thing where she thought she could do it all; however children, and a career in environmental policy, meant only a handful of performances each year. All of that changed circa 2015 when Ellen moved to the mountains (and moved mountains!) when her songs decided it was time for them to be shared with the world. In 2017 Ellen officially re-launched her solo career and embarked on Trundled, a music duo project with BC’s Joseph Shea. 

Since then, her song “Inchoate” has cracked the top 100 in CBC’s Searchlight competition, she has attended prestigious residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, joined Canada’s Music Incubator Artist Entrepreneur Program, and has recorded music for film, including Chasing a Trace. Her pandemic anthem “Okay” (recorded and produced by Howard Bilerman at the Banff Centre in 2019) made way for multiple Canada-wide radio sing-alongs; and songs from her first full-length Trundled album, High Water, produced by acclaimed Canadian award-winning producer, Daniel Ledwell  has enjoyed time on Spotify playlists, charted on community-radio, been nominated for a YYC Music Award, and been on rotation on CBC and CKUA.  Ellen has performed and/or toured with acclaimed musicians including Craig Cardiff, John Wort Hannam, Sarah Hiltz, Danny Michel, Bobby C Dove, Carla J Easton, and Braden Gates; and has collaborated with other musical legends including Howard Bilerman, Kim Richey, Beth Nielsen-Chapman, Verlon Thompson, Byron Hill, John Thiel, David Francey, and Kevin Welch.

Ellen is back to touring again in 2022, having recently played the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as the Smithers Midsummer and Canmore Folk Festivals. Ellen has plans to tour Canada and record her first full-length album over the coming year. Ellen is based in the Bow Valley, near Banff, AB. 

Music Links (click here for SmartURL)

Bandcamp – https://trundled.bandcamp.com/

Spotify  – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6DVzSevooiFQbnsvHQDtJn

Youtube –https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOeSRpRA01igs8y2AYdYWvA

“Juliet” (video, recorded live at The Banff Centre, 5 October 2018)

Recent Notable Shows

  • Ironwood Stage & Grill, Ellen Braun Opener for Craig Cardiff, Calgary, AB – November 2019
  • Black Sheep Inn, Ellen Braun Opener for Craig Cardiff, Wakefield, PQ – May 2019
  • Canadian Music Week, Cameron House, Ellen Braun, Toronto, ON – May 2019
  • Ellen Braun In the Round with John Wort Hannam and Sarah Hiltz, artsPlace, September 9, 2019, Canmore, AB
  • Canadian Music Incubator Final Show, Ellen Braun, November 2019, King Eddy, Calgary, AB


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Other Notable Adventures

  • Trundled and the Ebbs Northern Roadshow – Prince George, Smithers, Terrace, Prince Rupert, October 2019
  • Summer Festival Tour (Canmore FolkSasquatch Gathering, Ontario tour – Ottawa, Kingston, Collingwood, Parry Sound (Sans Souci), Hamilton, Guelph) – Spring & Summer 2019
  • Trundled recording of High Water album – Producer, Daniel Ledwell, Echo Lake, NS, June 2019
  • Banff Centre Singer Songwriter Residency (Ellen), AB – March 2019
  • Vancouver Island Tour, BC – February 2019
  • ColdSnap Music Festival, Prince George, BC – January 2019
  • Canmore Cave Show – December 2018
  • ShannonFest, Williams Lake BC – October 2018
  • Otway, Prince George BC – October 2018
  • Banff Centre Musicians in Residence Program, Banff AB – October 2018
  • Canmore Folk Festival, Canmore AB – August 2018
  • The Ironwood Stage & Grill, Calgary AB – July 2018
  • The Calgary Stampede, Calgary AB – July 2018
  • Nancy O’s, Prince George BC – June 2018
  • Moonshine Cafe, Oakville ON – May 2018
  • “Inchoate” – reached top 5% (Top 100 out of > 2000 songs) in CBC’s 2018 Searchlight
  • artsPlace, Canmore AB – December 2017
  • Ironwood Stage & Grill, Calgary AB – November 2017
  • The Royal on Baker, Nelson BC – October 2017
  • Café Blackbird, Edmonton AB – July 2017
  • (Ellen Braun) Opener for Joey Landreth, Communitea, Canmore AB– March 2017
  • Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary AB – April 2017