We are delighted to announce that in April of 2022 Ellie Hakanson moved to Nashville to begin playing with Missy Raines & Allegheny. Not long after joined up with Grasstime to help keep her schedule full.
Ellie is incredibly gifted as she has played bluegrass her entire life, performing with her family band, various regional groups, and most recently toured internationally for five years with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado.
In January 2019, Ellie released her first full length album with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. The band was nominated in 2018 for IBMA Emerging Artist of the year. Ellie was also nominated for several IBMA Momentum awards, in 2017 for Instrumentalist of the year, in 2018 for Vocalist of the year, and in 2019 for both Vocalist and Instrumentalist.
In addition to performing, Ellie has been teaching private fiddle lessons and workshops at festivals since 2003, and currently teaches fiddle and vocals at camps and in individual lessons.