Elisa Flynn grew up in Yonkers, NY, and after taking years of classical piano lessons, discovered the Clash, and her life was changed forever. She decided it was her destiny to play punk rock guitar, but had no idea how. (This was illustrated in her role as a founding member of noise rockers the Bunny Brains.)
A few years later, she bought a $70 sparkly red Sears guitar in a run-down Main Street music shop, and began her musical career in 90’s Danbury, CT, a small city with a quirky local music scene. Learning as she went, she took up playing with a vengeance as a member of Freakbaby (later called Jet Jaguar), a roiling punk and free jazz-inspired combo, for 6 years.
Elisa moved to Brooklyn in the early 2000's, and has been playing as a solo artist in and around NYC, CT, DC and CA for the last 11 years, with occasional stints playing in indie and Americana bands, including her own band The Happy Ending, and the Bogs Visionary Orchestra. After she quit The Happy Ending, she took voice lessons with Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond), and headed out alone with a guitar and a suitcase full of effects pedals. Over the years, she has added banjo and synths to her live performance set up. Her first EP, Dimestore Mary came out in 2006, and was followed by three others including the album Songs About Birds & Ghosts in 2007, the 19th Century Songs EP (featuring tales of shipwrecks, the Civil War, and the Donner Party) in 2011, and the "My Henry Lee" EP (the title song being a take on the traditional murder ballad) which featured a stripped down live sound, in 2015. Her previous recordings are available at Bandcamp, CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify and more.
Flynn is currently finishing up her new 10 song album - The World Has Ever Been on Fire - with producer Arts and Rules, for a Summer 2017 release.
Flynn plays regularly in and around NYC and the East Coast. In the last few years, she has opened for artists including Bee and Flower, Damon & Naomi, Enablers, Lucinda Black Bear, Lydia Loveless, Melissa Ferrick, and Dean Wareham. Beginning in 2012, she began producing quarterly events at the Way Station in Brooklyn, under the banner of Tripeg Lobo Presents. Each show is based on a theme, and a loyal cast of local musicians interpret each one by playing one cover song and writing one original.