"With an honesty and warmth that sets her apart from so many artists, Doty is an emerging Canadian talent who is clearly one to watch for 2017 and beyond." -CBC Music
Ellen Doty is a soulful Canadian vocalist and songwriter with a world-class voice. Doty’s first album “Gold”, a more traditional sounding pop-jazz album, was released in 2014. It reached the top 10 on several college radio charts in Canada, and she followed up the release with a crowd-funded, self-booked, 42 stop Canadian tour. In the past couple of years, Doty has been touring quite extensively in Canada. She had the chance to open for two-time Grammy-winner Gregory Porter, and recently completed a Western Canada concert theatre tour.
After nearly two years of experimentation and songwriting, Doty’s long-awaited sophomore album “Come Fall” is set for release on March 2nd, 2018 on Alma Records / Universal Music. The project seeks to strip the music down to its bare bones, leaving a raw and incredibly spacious sound. No bass. No background vocals. No horns. No layers. Just piano, voice, and drums. The mixture of pop, jazz, soul, folk, and indie music, is a sound that is undoubtedly hers. The album was recorded in Toronto with drummer Davide Di Renzo (Cassandra Wilson, Tom Cochrane, Molly Johnson, etc.) and pianist Mark Lalama (Kevin Breit, Sisters Euclid, Daniel Romano, etc.). The album features co-writes with many notable writers including Justin Rutledge, Andy Stochansky, and Danny Vacon.