Singer | Songwriter | Songleader
An inspiring performer, cantorial soloist, and songleader based in Nashville, Ellie Flier has found her passion and purpose in writing Jewish music. Listeners can’t help but feel a palpable connection to her songs, whether calling for social justice or rising up in joyous celebration. An eclectic mix of Jewish day school, a college major in opera, and seven years as a Nashville songwriter gives Ellie a unique quality and sound as she deconstructs Hebrew liturgy to find deeper meaning in the context of the world around us today -- and, of course, all her poetic lyrics are accompanied by beautiful and catchy melodies.
Named an Emerging Artist on Jewish Rock Radio and published in Ruach 5779: The Best of Contemporary Jewish Rock and Pop, her music has been enjoyed and performed all over the country. At home in Nashville, Ellie co-founded Music City’s “Jewsic City Shabbat,” a popular monthly unplugged service for young professionals. On the road she has performed at the URJ Biennial conference, served as a songleader on Birthright Israel, and led services at communities around the United States and abroad.
Ellie's voice is enchanting, and I found myself falling deeply into the melodies and lyrics. Each song is truly beautiful and so carefully crafted.
In these trying times, Ellie has helped us find closeness and humanity despite obeying the mandate to 'stay at home.'
President of Shir Hadash in Florence, Italy
Ellie's passion and energy and love for both music and Judaism shine, and the teachings she gave between each song were inspiring.