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Dear Ella

Dear Ella is a musical trio from Western MA that includes Ann Percival (Wild Asparagus, The O-Tones) on guitar, uke, & snare, Mary Witt (The O-Tones) on bass & Annie Patterson (Girls From Mars, Big Yellow Taxi, & Rise Up Singing creator) on banjo, guitar, & snare. These three talented and seasoned performers are a treat to see and hear perform. They came together to form Dear Ella during the pandemic and are so happy to be singing 3 part harmony together! Their repertoire includes songs in many different genres including swing, R&B, and acoustic folk music.

The band's name, "Dear Ella", is an homage, a thank you, a love letter to the iconic vocalist and band leader Ella Fitzgerald and also to the inspiring civil rights activist Ella Baker. Someone recently suggested adding the fabulous Ella Jenkins (talented musician, actress & children's performer) to the list of "Dear Ella"s. The Dear Ella trio encourages us all to write love letters to every and all women who have inspired us to stand for justice, sing our truths, and be the best selves we can be.

For booking and more info please contact Annie Patterson at rasongbook@gmail.com or call 413-658-7473. Dear Ella are available for different kinds of events (online or in person), private parties, retirement communities, & more. 

Dear Ella Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DearEllaTrio


Wed, Jan 18 at Burgy Brews in Williamsburg MA - 6-9pm  info at: https://www.riseupandsing.org/events/dear-ella-williamsburg-ma-jan-18

Recent events:

Friday, Oct 28th Northampton, MA - Dear Ella will be performing for the cocktail hour at the MICA fest. Tickets go on sale Oct 1st https://experiencemica.org/