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

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

The new album is about a quiet black princess who must follow her heart back to a tetherball court