January 31, 2015: Leela and Ellie are currently on a temporary
hiatus from touring as a duo because they are both busy with
life-changing projects... Leela and her partner, Seth, welcomed
their beautiful baby girl, Arizona Bryan Grace Barr, on September 1,
2014! Meanwhile, Ellie was accepted as a Teaching Fellow at Smith
College in Northampton, MA, where she is studying to receive her MFA
in Dance and Choreography in May 2015! Leela continues to teach
popular banjo, harmony singing, and clogging
classes in Portland, Ore. and both
sisters are still writing new songs. They hope to come together in
the next few years to share all this new inspiration with the world!
They post to their
Facebook page slightly more often than they update their
August 18, 2013: We're still here! We had a wonderful performance on
the Main Stage at the National Women's Music Festival in July. Ellie
is in the midst of a big move to Northampton, MA to begin her MFA in
Dance at Smith Colllege! She has also continued to perform with her
band, Blue-Eyed Girl and write many wonderful songs! Leela is still
busy in Portland, Oregon, performing with bands and as a solo artist
and teaching popular classes in clawhammer banjo, by-ear harmony
singing, and clogging. Like us on Facebook and send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to keep up with our adventures...
May 10, 2012: Happy Spring! We are in Asheville, NC getting ready
for our tour! In the next few weeks, we'll be doing shows in OH, PA,
MD, VA, NC, and NM!
Check out our Tour page for all the details
and also browse our NEWS
page, which has been updated to include our latest newsletter!
January 4, 2012: Happy New Year!
Our NEWS page has been
updated to include our latest newsletters and new dates have been added to our
Tour page! We are getting the new year off
to a good start with shows in Lafayette, IN, Columbus, OH and Salem,
OH January 12th-14th. It is shaping up to be an exciting musical
year! (Make sure you're the first to hear about our latest news and
tour dates: Send an email to
with "Add" in the subject line.)
October 31, 2011: After a busy spring and summer of national travel,
Leela and Ellie are staying in their respective locales for the
fall, teaching and performing regionally. Leela is doing solo shows
and teaching Clawhammer Banjo and
By-Ear Harmony Singing Classes in Portland, OR while Ellie
teaches Appalachian Clogging and Cape Breton Step Dance and tours
with her Old Time band,
Blue-Eyed Girl in and around Asheville, NC. The
Tour page is also being updated with
upcoming duo shows in winter/spring 2012!
March 27, 2011:
The details of Leela and Ellie's upcoming Midwest Tour (May 13-22)
through Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois are being added to the
November 16, 2010:
page has been updated with solo teaching and performing appearances
by Leela and Ellie! Leela is doing a
SHOW with Chris Kokesh on
December 3 in Portland, Oregon!
December 10, 2009:
The News page has been updated the story of
the Canadian adventure we had in October, a link to a
of the tour, details of the Winter Sale, and much more!
August 25, 2009:
has been updated with NEW DATES -- La Crosse, WI this weekend, the
Turtle Hill Folk Festival near Rochester, NY Sept. 12-13, and
Oregon, British Columbia, and Alberta in October!
December 3, 2008: Our News page has been
updated...Finally, our limited edition
Leela and Ellie Grace T-Shirt
is available for purchase online!
December 2, 2008: Leela and Ellie were featured in an article in the
October/November issue of national folk and world music magazine, Dirty Linen. You can now read it
HERE! You can also read a
review of Where the Waters Run from Dirty Linen
April 29, 2008: You can now
Find some photo shoot outtakes and a few videos, too!
April 25, 2008: Leela and Ellie's CD "Where the Waters Run" was #25
on the Folk DJ Chart in March! Also, the
Lyrics and Listen pages were updated
with songs from the new CD!
January 2, 2008: The News page has new news
for the new year! Also, you can download tracks from Where The
Waters Run on Digstation.com: DigStation - Indie Music Downloads
August 5, 2007:
Leela has moved to Portland, Oregon! Despite their new bi-coastal
status, Leela and Ellie continue to work on the new CD!!!
Go to the Current Calendar
for information about upcoming appearances.
We are booking for our 2012 season.
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