Gwendolyn Elliott

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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. 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 such as LA Weekly, Paste and Wine Enthusiast. She has written about a stable of cultural icons, from Joan Baez, Shirley Manson and Mavis Staples to Wayne Coyne, Philip Glass and Thurston Moore. 

A New York state native, Gwen has lived in Seattle for over a decade and loves learning about her adopted hometown. Among the stories of, you'll find interviews with innovators like David Byrne and winemakers like Charles Smith, her series Band of the Week and other pieces exploring the various corners of Seattle's art, music, wine and culinary scene.  

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

From the red carpet and beyond, Nancy Guppy digs deep into the annual film fest.

Singer/songwriter Bart Budwig recorded his new album 'Paint by Numbers Jesus' live at the nearly century-old OK Theatre in Enterprise, Oregon. Here, he tells us more about the grooving single,"Goliath Got Stoned" and tour plans that include an upcoming show this Friday at the Sunset

As we brace for yet another few weeks of record-breaking rain, it's time to take shelter in poetry

"One very big question on my mind is how bands can survive in a post-CD, music-streaming economy? The answer is syncs for paper towel commercials."

Folk songwriting duo Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche perform as March to May. Here, they discuss a single from their latest album, Through the Night. The pair plays this Thursday at the Triple Door with Devin Sinha

"A friend from London came to see it in New York and said, 'David, this is a musical for people who don’t like musicals.' And I thought, 'Oh, well that’s a good tag line.' And it’s nice that I didn’t say it."

Maldives frontman Jason Dodson tells us about the new album, 'Mad Lives,' and his dreams of a vacation

Taste Washington, billed as "the nation's largest single-region wine and food event," turns 20 this year, and the gathering, organized by the Washington Wine Commission and Visit Seattle, has pulled out all the stops.