Elli Perry Is A NoCo Artist On The Rise

Elli Perry’s New Single, Music Collective, Inspired By Art And Community

When we brought Elli Perry’s new single to August’s Music Meeting at the Moxi Theater, her finger-snapping, bluesy “Without You” received some of the highest scores of the evening. You can now hear “Without You” from the Northern Colorado artist on The Colorado Sound.

The song captures a lot of what we love about our local music scene. “Without You” is raw and edgy, all while maintaining a rootsy flair. Listen to the new song below, off of Perry’s new EP, Totality, recorded at Cloverlick Banjo Shop in Fort Collins.

Before recording music in Fort Collins, Perry toured all over the country, Canada, and Europe. It’s here where she has seemed to have found her place. (Her Soundcloud bio says “woman makes music, paints pictures, lives in an RV, wails onstage, roams endlessly, repeats eternally.”)

Perry has co-founded the Native Stranger Artist Worker Collective, with fellow artists and musicians Mark “Rooster” Austin, aka “Pappy Longlegs”, and Cory Marshall Spangler, a local photographer and poet.

The mission of the collective is based on the belief “that the health and well-being of a place can be gauged by the artistic response and output of its makers – a symbiosis in which we, the artist workers, are the witnesses, interpreters, and first responders.”

Recently, all three members of the collective joined the Musician’s Help Desk, a podcast courtesy of The Music District. In their appearance on the podcast, they discuss the role art can have in a community’s well-being, their work, and their upcoming appearance at the Downtown Artery on September 8.

You can get tickets to that event here