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, 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

Seattle Repertory's musical portrait of Woody Guthrie, 'Woody Sez', rings true for our times, too

"We have the responsibility to use [our music] in a way that's empowering, positive, uplifting, and socially and culturally equitable, especially to those who identify as POC, LGBTQ, Muslim, Jewish, and female in a country whose newfound government wants to silence them."

Catching up with Adra of Fly Moon Royalty, playing its last show this Friday at Neumos

Sultry singer/songwriter Star Anna's country-noir tinged vocals have been called "the real deal" by Duff McKagan