Amy Jo Ellis
"Every thoughts a prayer, think only the thoughts you wish to see fulfilled."    

LIFE:
Was born and raised on a horse ranch in Southern California. Her father was a horse trainer, as well as the tenor for the famous singing group “The Son's of the Pioneers. As the youngest of four children, Amy Jo did her share of the work on the ranch and was paid by her siblings to do most of their chores too. This is only said so you can see that she knows the value of a hard days work.

SINGER:

At an early age Amy Jo began singing and performing. She says that her years singing at the Orange County Fair taught her how to be an entertainer. “It was my job to make people think that sitting on a bale of hay, in the direct sun, was a good idea. While I was singing, I could draw a crowd, but I learned quickly, that if I didn't keep an interesting dialogue going between the songs... I was soon singing to empty bales of hay.”

Amy Jo has had some interesting events occur while singing.  During one performance she was hired on the spot by Neale Donald Walsch, (Author of Conversation With God) to perform the very next day at his retreat in Oregon.   Another day, while singing to a small audience, Kenny G walked in with his sax and performed with her.  Yet another time, while performing for an audience filled with some of the biggest names in the spiritual/metaphysical industry, Amy Jo was surprised to find she had just sang for the Dali Lama.  He was so moved by her performance he came up on stage to hug her.  

Amy Jo followed her music all the way to Puerto Rico, where a series of events found her living on a tiny Island called Culebra.    There on this tiny island she performed at waterfront restaurants to an ever changing audience of tourist.

At this time Amy Jo is most often found singing in and around Coeur D'Alene Idaho.   She spends her summers once again singing at waterfront restaurants as well as Hayden Lake Country Club,  Gozzer Ranch Country Club, The Blackwell House and Kootenai Country Fair. 

ARTIST:

While living in Culebra, Amy Jo began painting the beauty she saw around her, and was thrilled to find that she could earn a portion of her living from her art work. She would hang her paintings in her husband's bike and kayak rental shop and on three occasions someone came in and purchased everything she had.

MEDIUM: The first time Amy Jo really knew she was communicating with spirits, came as a result of attending an Anthony Robbins workshop, Tony suggested “If you have a question that you need an answer to, but you don't know anyone that you can ask. Think of any person living or not, and ask the essence of that person the question.”

Amy Jo told an audience recently   “We tried it in class and I remember being blown away with how great the answers were. I came home and told my husband about the exercise and he said. “Wow, that's great, now can you write a song with someone the same way?” I thought it was such a great idea.  I kept thinking about it.  Later that night I was laying in our bath tub (which happened to be outside the back door,)  and I thought to myself. "If I could write a song with anyone, living or not. - Who would I want to write with?"  The answer came like a bolt of lightning,  JOHN DENVER! YEAH! So I said outloud “I ask the essence of John Denver to write a song with me.” Instantly I was hearing this voice in my mind saying. “Well, it's not everyday that a beautiful woman laying naked in a bathtub OUTSIDE asks me to write a song with her... How can I refuse?” It startled me so badly, that  I nearly jumped out of the tub as I scrambled to pull the towel across me.   The voice said loudly; “Hey, don't cover up!  That's why I came!”

At first I thought it was just my own comedic self... But it was fun so I continued the dialogue.  The next day when I was finishing the song with the voice in my brain, I had named John Denver, the neighbor who was a tattooed, body pierced, heavy rock and roll fan, walked up  slapping his leg and sang... "Well life on the farm was kind of laid back!"   My husband Ken who knew what I was doing looked at me and began singing the theme song to the Twilight Zone!   "Do, do doo do, do do doo do!  That's crazy... Right there!"