Photo credit: Radiant Human

Photo credit: Radiant Human

“You can call it folk, but this ain’t Americana. At once soothing and emotional, Elana’s performance is nothing less than cathartic…Her sound draws from something more ancient, and yet is unbound by the forms and structures of traditional folk ballads.” —Matthew Gilliam, Eastern Soundboard

In 2017, Elana Low bought a used harmonium in Ozone Park, Queens. She wrote her first song the next day and hasn't stopped since. Influenced by Bjork, Joanna Newsom, and Melora Creager, in the past year she has played shows at Sidewalk NYC, Pianos, The Cobra Club, Friends and Lovers, The Topaz, and more. Her performance style "has a trance effect on the audience, inviting comparisons to Nico, Florence Welch, and Joni Mitchell on steroids" (Tony Sokol, Den of Geek) and “the hypnotic harmonium combined with Low’s clear, vibrato-free voice create an atmosphere that is quite compelling…The songs sound ancient and modern at the same time, adding to the fascination” (Jeremy Shatan, An Earful of Music). She is currently recording her debut EP, Loam, for Spring 2019 release.

She can usually be found making music with her harmonium at Sidewalk NYC or making poetry with words at Brazenhead, the secret bookstore.

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Upcoming shows

FEB 8 - FRI - Sidewalk NYC - 9:30pm

Feb 17 - SUN - Antifolk Fest - Sidewalk - TKpm

FEB 24 - SUN - APARTMENTparty - 7pm - DM for location in BK

FEB 28 - THURS - Roomful of Sky showcase - 7pm - 515 Avenue I #5A

The Topaz, 2018. Photo credit: Eric Sasson

The Topaz, 2018. Photo credit: Eric Sasson