Ocie Elliott

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine Street, Florence MA)

Art + Entertainment + Music + Music/Instruments

Ocie Elliott is a musical duo of two kindred souls, Jon Middleton and Sierra Lundy from Victoria, BC, Canada. The two have come a long way in a short time since a chance encounter in a Salt Spring Island café led to a spark, collaboration, and their ultimate partnership in music and beyond. That was hardly three years ago, and Ocie Elliott have been busy, releasing music and playing with the likes of Mason Jennings, Sons of the East, Kim Churchill, Roo Panes, Current Swell and Joseph, touring Canada, US, and Europe and having two songs featured in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. They were nominees for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2022.They harvest their deep artistic connection, sewing it into beautiful, entrancing folk music with choice instrumentation and gorgeous harmonies. As for the name, “the ‘Ocie’ part came from a 1920s online name generator,” said Middleton. “and became a kind of nickname for me and we added ‘Elliott’ because we liked the sound of it, and we’re both fans of the musician Elliott Smith.”