Two more shows left in the California tour – what a trip this has been. Playing the inspiring conference of zeitgeist-healing Social Venture Network, sharing several sweet shows with my new pal Rushad Eggleston, a stellar house concert in SF, and now, back south for the last two shows – at two of my favorite venues, LeStats and Witzend. Thanks to all who have made this so special so far – hope to see you this week in San Diego or Venice!
SE Asia Tour video #1: “Dialed In & Opened Up,” live from the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia! Featuring Hailey Niswanger on alto sax, Bruno Esrubilsky on drums, and Kyle Miles on bass. More to come soon, but for now check the photos page, as well as facebook, twitter, and instagram for more media and info about our adventure. Aku cinta, Indonesia!
Here’s an acoustic version of my original tune, “Visitor”, filmed by my friend Keenan O’Meara in Brooklyn.
West coast friends! I am back in your sunny homeland this month for shows all over the state. I’ve just wrapped up my first 3 gigs, in 3 cities, in 24 hours – Venice Beach, Ramona, and San Diego – and am looking forward to the remaining dates in Winters, San Rafael, Half Moon Bay, San Clemente, and Hollywood. Check the tour page for more info.
Having an amazing time so far on this winter’s Southeast Asia tour! Brought over a great quartet, and we’re performing in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. First, we played the beautiful Re:Earth Festival on Koh Samui, Thailand, and now we’re at the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, alongside some truly amazing international jazz acts. Up next, we’re excited to head to Bangkok for workshops and a gig at Stu-fe’, then to the north of Thailand for the Chiang Mai Fest! So excited. My first-ever shows in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur will follow after that…photos, video, and blogs to follow soon. In the meantime, check out my tour page, facebook, twitter, and instagram to keep in touch!
Here’s a beautiful old gospel song I recorded for “The Storm is Passing Over,” a Hurricane Sandy relief project from the brilliant guys at Mason Jar Music. Check it out below – all purchases go directly towards relief funds! The album (available on SoundCloud) also features luminaries like Roseanne Cash, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Lucius, Aoife O’Donovan (w. Noam Pikelny & Paul Kowert), Lucius, Tift Merritt, Michael Daves, and more.
So enjoyed playing at Cameo in Brooklyn with two of my favorite artists and dear friends, Julia Easterlin and Nadia Washington last week – and playing this week at Pete’s Candy Store for the CMJ Music Marathon! Thanks to all who came out. Now, looking forward to opening for the very cool Nneka at Boston’s Café 939 on Saturday Oct. 20, and returning to NYC to play at Pete’s with the beautiful and talented Rhianna LaRocque and T.H.E.M.! This is going to be fun.
Just wrapped up a tour with some of my favorite musicians, my dear friends Eric Robertson & the Boston Boys – we played in New Orleans and Lafayette, Louisiana, and Lufkin, Austin, Dallas, Linden, and Paris, Texas. It was a joy to play for everyone – thanks so much to all who came out and supported us along the way! Feel free to check out the blog for more photos & info!
Such a joy to tour in California again last month – playing Hollywood, San Diego, Laguna Beach, Ventura, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Mill Valley, and Groveland. Met so many lovely people, played some great shows, and got to explore a good part of the American West, including the Grand Canyon, Zion, Death Valley, and Yosemite (I’m a big National Parks fan)! Such a gorgeous region. Thanks so much to all who came out & supported the tour – see you again in a few months!
I’m so excited to share this music with you – I hope it brings you joy. I certainly had a blast creating it! A most heartfelt thank you to all of those who helped make this album possible – to the awesome musicians and behind-the-scenes friends, and to the 192 beautiful Kickstarter supporters who made this an entirely fan-funded project. Grassroots love… check it out!
This past summer, I went on my first real solo tour in Europe – shows throughout Scotland, Italy, and Spain (and I also hung out a bit in Paris with the lovely musician Hannah Read). It was a wonderful experience. I met so many kind, interesting new friends, explored beautiful cities and countrysides, learned a lot, and played a ton of music. Recently, I put together this video to share some of what happened. You can also check out some of the photos from the tour here.
In Scotland, my first stop, I played the 4th of July Party for the US Consulate in Edinburgh, and a Douglas’ Place House Concert, which were both great ways to kick off the experience. Special thanks to Dana Linnet and to photographer Douglas Robertson for hosting those. In Italy, the Tuscan Institute of Music and Art sponsored two wonderful gigs, in Prato and Campi Bisenzio, and I also had the blessing of performing with Luigi Gagliardi‘s Suryananda Project, a band of great musicians from Florence. Spain was the final country on the tour, and it was a total blast. I got to play several concerts and radio programs with songwriters Guillermo Marin and Sharin, in Madrid, Zaragoza, and Barcelona. Thanks to Guillermo and Encinta Productions for making that happen.
Thanks also to everyone who came out to the shows. This was such a positive experience for me, and I loved meeting you all. Hope to come back in 2012!
Just finished an incredible tour in Indonesia! A blog update is on the way soon, but first here’s some photos from the week.
I had the incredible experience last week of getting to play in Ramallah, Palestine after a week of wonderful shows in Israel. During that tour, I experienced some of the most moving moments I’ve ever had as a performer. The people were so genuine and warm, and I really felt the uniting power of music. Peace is possible! The Ramallah gig was also covered by the Palestinian TV and Radio – here’s the video coverage, with Arabic subtitles. Blog and photos to come soon!
I’m excited to be featured as the Timberland Community Artist of the Month for January! They focus on musicians who strive to live and work in a more earth-friendly way, which is something I’m very passionate about. You can check out the site here if you’d like! Along with the video, there is a free mp3 download of my song “To Stay Alive in the World”.
Glamour magazine recently selected Emily as one of the “Top 10 College Women of 2010″. The competition, in its 53rd year, features some of the US’ most impressive female students, and past winners include Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Diane Sawyer, and Martha Stewart. This year’s winners just got back from the NYC awards ceremony – you can read more about it on Glamour’s website or Emily’s blog.
You can help make this new album a reality! Check out the video here, featuring clips of 3 brand-new tunes and then go to the the Kickstarter page: