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Songwriting Workshop
June 1, 2023

A couple of spots still  open for this fun day:

Join award winning songwriters Elly Wininger and Dave Kearney for a one- day Songwriting Workshop on Sunday, July 30th from 10:00am to 5:00pm. All levels welcome in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Workshop limited to 6 participants. Fee: $225 (includes lunch).  Woodstock NY location.  For more info or to register:



International Blues Challenge
January 31, 2023

Just want to say what a great experience the International Blues Challenge was! I was honored to advance to the Semifinals. The atmosphere of support and camaraderie was noticeably different (better) from other music conferences I have attended. A true love of the genre permeated the events and performances. And even though the centerpiece was the competition, musicians were friendly and  generous and inclusive. Bravo to The Blues Foundation for producing such an inspiring and energizing event. And Memphis...these people really know how to have a good time!

Winner of Solo/Duo Competition
June 26, 2022

Happy to announce that I just won the Solo/Duo Competition at the Hudson Valley Blues Society and I'll be going to Memphis for the 2023 International Blues Challenge presented by The Blues Foundation.  I'm excited!

Independent Blues Award Nomination
May 30, 2022

Well this is kind of cool! My album "The Blues Never End" has been nominated for a "Best Acoustic Blues CD" award. You have to vote in all categories, but can take your time and resume voting anytime until Sept. 15th. Thanks!



Thank you, Sandrolin Koppel
March 25, 2022

"So sick of 'best of women guitar players' lists-- Then they show gals with great cleavage and shredding guitars fast soulless noise… yay … yippee .. fast fingers ….Again .. if you have not heard me .. (you do now … )
Talent ranked on gender lists … imho is garbage in garbage out…
That being said. ..Elly was trained from early teen years by a NYC male star … testosterone on a stage but he was/ is good ..
And I have seen Elly on stages with testosterone shredder guys who couldn’t keep up with Elly’s prowess and wonderful improvisations .
Yup …. she was handed one of their electric snazzy geetar machines and on the cuff …flew …but with amazing craft that made music."
~Sandolin Koppel (Adelphi Records)


The Awesomeness Continues!
January 24, 2022

All 13 tracks from "The Blues Never End" are in the top 24 songs on the Roots Music Report for the week ending 1/22/2022!!


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