Missourian singer/singer writer has a unique music journey compared to most. Ellie Schmidly didn’t set out to become a songwriter. She didn’t attend a music program or even consider music as a career path. Instead, her music was discovered by famed producer Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, The Lone Bellow) after one of her performances was posted to Twitter.
Peacock was so taken with her Springfield, MO house show performance that he reached out to her the very next day to introduce himself. Peacock invited Ellie to Nashville to partake in songwriting sessions and introduced her to those in the community that could help cultivate her music. She says Charlie’s encouragement was life-changing. It turned out to be literally life-changing because she left her home, friends, family, and school in Missouri where she was studying public policy, to make the move to Nashville.
After years of learning, working, and continually writing, Ellie has arrived at this seminal point when she’ll unveil her debut, EP Blossom & Bone. Ellie Schmidly has released “One More Wave,” the second single from her upcoming EP, Blossom & Bone. Composer Jordan Critz arranged strings for “One More Wave,” with Todd Gummerman (of MuteMath) producing this song along with the rest of Blossom & Bone.
“I sometimes find myself celebrating joyful times only to be interrupted by the fact that the moment will pass. It seems grim, but I think it gives us freedom to find gratitude for something in every season of life.”
“One More Wave” truly showcases the beautiful talent and voice that Ellie possesses. I’m excited to hear new EP!