Although born and raised in Philadelphia, Ellen Rawson considers Boulder, Colorado, her North American home. Her actual home, however, is with her husband and their cats in the New Forest area of England. She has taught English for 20 years and has been a folk music aficionado for even longer.

Reviews by Ellen include:


Live in Europe

Rachel Bissex
Between the Broken Lines

Jenny Brennan

Outside It Rains

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
When I Go

Bruce Cockburn
Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979-2002

Christine Collister
An Equal Love

Don Conoscenti
Extremely Live at Eddie's Attic
Paradox of Grace

The Copper Family of Rottingdean
Come Write Me Down

Kris Delmhorst
Five Stories

Maighread & Triona Dhomhnaill, with Donal Lunny
Idir an Da Sholas (Between the Two Lights)

Disappear Fear
Seed in the Sahara

Stacey Earle
Simple Gearle

Epiphany Project
Epiphany Project

The Dark Ages

Fairport Convention
Liege & Lief
Meet on the Ledge: The Classic Years 1967-1975

Grey Eye Glances
A Little Voodoo

Nanci Griffith
There's a Light Beyond These Woods
Winter Marquee

Juliana Hatfield
Beautiful Creature

Terri Hendrix
The Ring

Sian James

Margaret Jane
Mate With Life


The Klezmatics

Lisa Knapp
Wild & Undaunted

Alison Krauss & Union Station
New Favorite

Aimee Mann
Bachelor No. 2 (or The Last Remains of the Dodo)

Amy Martin
This Fall
To You

Deborah McColl
Naked in the Garden

Megon McDonough
Blue Star Highway

Erin McKeown

Holly Near
And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection

Carrie Newcomer
The Gathering of Spirits

Nerissa & Katryna Nields
Sister Holler

Laura Nyro
Angel in the Dark
The Loom's Desire

Maura O'Connell
Walls & Windows

Quick Look

Willy Porter
Falling Forward

Maddy Prior

Terry Quiett

The Reel & Soul Association

Uncertain Wonders

John Roberts & Tony Barrand
Spencer the Rover is Alive & Well

Kate Rusby

Anna Ryder
Pockets on Fire

Laura Satterfield
Dirty Velvet Lie

The Sea Monkeys
Waiting for the Flood

Sharon Shannon
The Diamond Mountain Sessions
Spellbound: The Best of Sharon Shannon

Liz Simcock
Seven Sisters Road

Shane Simpson
More Electric

Here Among Strangers

Tannis Slimmon
Oak Lake

Debi Smith
More Than Once

Emily Smith
A Day Like Today

Steeleye Span & Maddy Prior
A Rare Collection 1972-1996

Sally Taylor
Apt. #6S

various artists
Bridget Jones's Diary
Main Stage Live: Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Stoking the Fires of Resistance: A Musical History of the U.S. War on the Iraqi People
The Singer-Songwriter Collection
Wonderland: A Winter Solstice Celebration

Norma Waterson
Bright Shiny Morning

Annie Wenz
Poet's Dance

Susan Werner
New Non-Fiction

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Dar Williams
End of the Summer

Victoria Williams
Sings Some Ol' Songs

Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley


The Askew Sisters

The Be Good Tanyas with Darden Smith

Jenny Bird, with Melissa Crabtree

Mary Black

Luka Bloom

Cropredy Folk Festival 2002

Johnny Cunningham & Susan McKeown

Catie Curtis

Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart

Melissa Etheridge

Fairport Convention


Bella Hardy, with Chris Sherburn

Indigo Girls with Cara Dillon & Pina

John Magnie Trio

Lucy Kaplansky

Lisa Knapp, Jenna Reid & Gwenan Gibbard

David Massengill

Loreena McKennitt

The Mediaeval Baebes, with Carolyn Hillyer & Nigel Shaw

Lynn Miles with Bill Morrissey

The New Lark Rise Band (featuring Ashley Hutchings)

Mollie O'Brien

Pipelines: Kathryn Tickell's Piping Journey

Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band

Terry Everett Quiett

Kate Rusby

Rachael Sage, with Jess Gardham & Rachel Taylor-Beales

Sharon Shannon & the Woodchoppers

Steeleye Span

Savourna Stevenson

Tannahill Weavers

Susan Tedeschi

Richard Thompson

Martha Tilston

Suzanne Vega, with Nerina Pallot

Gillian Welch, with David Rawlings & the Old Crow Medicine Band

Susan Werner

A Woman's Word: Karine Polwart, Kellie While, Kirsty McGee & Abbie Lathe

Chris Wood, Roger Wilson & Martin Carthy


Elizabeth Bear
Promethean Age #2: Whiskey & Water
Promethean Age #3: Ink & Steel
Promethean Age #4: Hell & Earth

Brian Hinton & Geoff Wall
Ashley Hutchings: The Authorised Biography