Elsie Gawler is one of our co-workers here at Avena Botanicals. She's a fantastic musician, a beautiful song writer, a skillful gardener and carpenter, and a downright awesome human being. Elsie and her partner Ethan and her sisters Molly and Edith bring such joy and life to us with their music, today, and every day. Be sure to follow them on Facebook, watch for Elsie’s upcoming album release (Sweet as Honey), and keep singing and dancing wherever you live. Our Earth needs our songs and prayers.
Elsie Gawler is a multi-instrumentalist and songster rooted in Maine's traditional folk music and culture. With her family, the Gawler Family Band, she has played throughout the state and beyond, sharing traditional fiddle tunes, songs, and original works since she was 6 years old. From this foundation she has branched out and launched her debut solo album, Sweet As Honey, which will be released in the spring of this year. The album is a collection of 9 original songs inspired by precious connection to earth and community. Currently the album can be pre-ordered on her website elsiegawler.com. While continuing to play regularly with The Gawler Family Band, her other projects include duo Elsie & Ethan, trio Wake Robin, and trio The Gawler Sisters.
"A strong, confident vocalist and lyricist" (Seven Days VT), Ethan's singing, songwriting, and instrumental musicianship have been featured in 8 albums spanning traditions, from professional a capella (Vineyard Sound), Indie and folk/trad (Maiden Vermont, Brightbird, Duncan & Stokes, Elsie Gawler), and family music (Mr. Chris & Friends). His original songs "render reverent lyrics," alongside "musicianship and a disarming vulnerability" (VT) to speak to the heart through sound and story. Current projects include duo Elsie & Ethan and trio Wake Robin with Elsie Gawler and fiddler David Duncan Yandell. Visit Ethan's Facebook profile and Patreon profile.
Avena Botanicals makes herbal products using fresh, organic & biodynamic herbs. We believe that these vital plants and a sacred connection to place promote wellness of the body, mind, and spirit and encourage humans to be mindful and loving stewards of the Earth. Our herbs are hand-harvested in the spirit of joy and immediately processed in our on-site production facility in Rockport, Maine. All of our herbal products are hand-crafted and will always be made in this artisanal way. After over three decades in business, we remain committed to offering the highest quality, traditionally-crafted herbal products possible.
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