Gwendolyn Elliott

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Senior Digital Editor

Gwendolyn Elliott is’s digital editor. With a passion for music and a liberal arts degree, she started her career in journalism as a music blogger in the early aughts. From news and reviews to feature stories and profiles, Gwen has interviewed everyone from Joan Baez, Shirley Manson and Mavis Staples to Wayne Coyne, Philip Glass and Thurston Moore. She is the former music editor of Seattle Weekly, the former content manager of ARTISTdirect and has contributed to various blogs, journals, magazines and newspapers.

Gwen occasionally still freelances, though these days you’re more likely to find her byline in Wine Enthusiast or No Depression, and naturally, among the stories of, exploring the connection between wine and music, along with other topical subjects. A New York state native, Gwen has lived in Seattle for over a decade and still loves learning about her adopted hometown. She accepts pitches about the Seattle music and arts scene, the Seattle lifestyle and city trends, animals and pets, gender and social justice, current events and Seattle personalities. 

Gwen and her husband Toby live in White Center with their beloved pets and ever-expanding vinyl collection. She misses things like album liner notes and paper concert tickets, and occasionally tweets about such things at @ellidruff.


contributed articles

Sera Cahoone, formerly of Band of Horses and Carissa's Wierd, will release her fourth solo album, 'From Where I Started,' on her own Lady Muleskinner records this Friday

Joy Mills and her country/roots ensemble releases its latest EP, 'Coming Up', this week, complete with a release show planned for Sunday, March 12 at Ballard's Hotel Albatross

With his new solo album release, 'Trembling Frames,' singer/songwriter Lincoln Barr takes us behind-the-scenes of his album as he shares his inspirations and background

Singer/songwriter Brenda Xu talks about a single from her latest album, 'Overflow.' She performs at the Fremont Abbey this Friday with Tomo Nakayama and Shenandoah Davis

This week, guitarist Peter Richards of indie rock trio Dude York takes a crack at our questions. His Hardly Art-signed group will release its new John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill) and Cody Votolato (The Blood Brothers)-produced album, 'Sincerely,' this Friday

"As an artist in Seattle, I pledge that with every bit of my life energy, I will continue to give more music to the world for the purpose of spreading more aloha and, as I sing in the song “First Avenue,” 'reteaching the world to love.'"

The new glam rock tune from a bunch of guys faking Workers’ Comp injuries to get pain meds from Urgent Care