From David Engels:
Mar 24 2013
An overflow crowd at the Shack last night experienced an evening of mirth, passion and inspiration. Music has been a major part of Ellen Bukstel’s journey for decades. As a pianist and singer she performed in her early years.Her 4 piece band “Legacy” became well known late in the last century. But it is about 10 years ago that she branched out as a singer songwriter.
Ellen has written about her family, life’s struggles and triumphs; and also has a keen eye for the political landscape.
Her first album, Daddy’s Little Girl was very well received. The new one should be out in late May.
Together with her two sons, Todd and Brett Segal, Ellen has taken on some important projects. Saturday night the audience
viewed a fundraising video created by Ellen and the boys. It is a gripping and very emotional brief documentary that’s only soundtrack is a wonderful song, written by Brett and Ellen. The crowd was visibly moved. Easter Seals, for whom the video was made, continues to raise millions with this film titled ” Small Miracles”, a masterpiece.
Ellen has often directed her talent to helping others and her web site www.ellenbukstel.comreveals some of the
outstanding projects she has created for the homeless, for the tragedy of violence against women, and the needs of those less fortunate in our Community. Take the time and view them. You will be inspired.
Last Saturday Ellen and her kid brother Gary put on one hellava show. Brett Segal, a great sound tech and recording studio engineer, percussionist and pianist, treated us all to 3 songs he sang.
Ellen Bukstel is a force that is making an impact and many others are benefiting. That’s a growing legacy we all can admire.
And can she sing !
Thanks Ellen and Brian for bringing the music to us all.