Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Music Business Hacks

Aug 21, 2019

Today's interview is with Ellisa Sun.

“Ellisa Sun is a force of nature.” (KFOG) She cuts out her heart and leaves it on the stage—which is why she never wears white.

Currently on her first national tour, Ellisa is showing she has what it takes to make it on her own. Just a guitar, a 30-foot RV, and an insatiable desire to perform.

Raised in Los Angeles, Ellisa migrated north and found a home in San Francisco’s creative scene, where she wrangled a seven-piece band to play her music. Her sound is honest and textured, combining elements of jazz, soul, and pop.

Ellisa self-produced her debut album Moon & Sun in 2017 to critical acclaim. SF Weekly called the first single, Unravel “as near to perfect as any song could be” and “damn gorgeous.”

Ellisa self-released her 2nd album—the Just a Little More EP—in September 2018. With support from her talented bandmates, the 5-track EP boasts a one-of-a-kind, edgy sound that “takes listeners on a trip across all spectrums of love” (WomenCrushMusic) and is “too much of an original to fit into one box” (The Bay Bridged).

Since releasing her album, Ellisa has ventured out on a year-long national tour. Living full-time out of their Winnebago, she and her partner Ken are taking the music directly to the people. Ellisa and her guitar have also earned frequent flyer miles in Japan and South America.

Learn More:

Official Website:


A Beginner's Guide to Living in an RV (Book)

How to Make it in the New Music Business (Book)

The Artist's Way (Book)

Music Industry Blueprint (Podcast)

And the Writer Is (Podcast)

DIY Musician (Podcast)

Song Exploder (Podcast)

Music recording gear:

Logic & Propellerhead interface, and Sennheiser e935 mic.