About Elsa Cross
"If you’ve followed the Austin Music Minute for awhile now, you’re well aware of your AMM host’s proclivity toward music with a dark heart, something that deftly crawls under your skin and won’t let go. AMM fave Elsa Cross is one such artiste, who turns her keen observations into heart-piercing Americana/roots-rock revealing the inner turmoil behind the outwardly badass troubadour."
– Austin Music Minute, Kutx98.9
“Elsa Cross plays David Lynch’s kind of rockabilly.”
– Austin American-Statesman
“Imagine the darkest of scenarios enveloping you in eerily beautiful tones, as though Johnny Cash or perhaps Tom Waits had a sister.”
– Laurie Gallardo, KUTX 98.9 Austin
“Elsa Cross should have been touring with Johnny Cash in his American recording days.”
– Performer Magazine
“There is a controlled ferocity to her tone and lyrics, even in the music’s softest moments, and the songs would seem equally appropriate if performed on a horse ranch or in a Hell’s Kitchen lounge.”
– The Wire
“Eddie Spaghetti and The Reverend Horton Heat would both fall in love with this woman.”
– Spotlight Magazine
Elsa was born in Strong, Maine, and currently lives in Austin, Texas.