Karyn Ellis is the playful and passionate embodiment of the modern folk darling. From plucky and upbeat numbers to bittersweet personal ballads, Ellis' musical resume overflows with honest songwriting. Her latest album, Even Though The Sky Was Falling, which came out in November of last year, made CHARTattack Staff's Top 10 Album Lists For 2009. It has been played on campus radio and has made national CBC programs such as Radio2 Morning and Deep Roots. Brought over as a babe-in-arms from the UK, Karyn Ellis grew up in Ontario in a household steeped in jazz and classical music. She studied two years of opera in University and through high school played trumpet in the marching band. Her distinctive style was influenced by singing along to records in her youth by her favourite classic singer-songwriters such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and the Beatles. Recent accolades include being voted "Most Original New Voice" in 2007 by Humber College songwriting faculty as well as making the shortlist in 2009 for the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, administered by the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals and Ontario Arts Council.