An updated playlist of Emily's solo releases and collaborations with artist friends, including Esperanza Spalding, Dweezil Zappa, Bruno Major, and more:
Thanks to Falling James Moreland at L.A. Weekly for the great piece promoting this week's Hotel Cafe show:
"Emily Elbert would be considered remarkable just for her guitar playing, which segues from hard-edged funk and blues to more gently subtle jazz intricacy. But she’s an equally adept vocalist, weaving her soulful phrasing nimbly within the rhythms and “the silence in the space between the notes” of her guitar chords. The local singer tries to reconcile the opposing worlds of creationism and evolution in three succinct lines from the title track of her Evolve EP: 'There’s a force that brings us together/It’s the same one that created us all/And now the point is to evolve.' "
Dallas family: I'm honored to be a part of Café Momentum's Sunday Supper Concert Series, presented by Eric Nadel. Café Momentum is a locally-sourced nonprofit restaurant that provides culinary, job and life-skill training, as well as continued mentorship and support to young people coming out of the juvenile detention system.
The amazing team at Café Momentum is developing a one-night-only menu for the concert, based on foods that have a personal significance to me, and I can't wait to share in it all together. Dallas songwriter Kirk Thurmond will be sharing his soulful sounds to open up the show as well. Please join us for this beautiful night of food, music, and community in support of CM's impactful work. Tickets here.
this was a challenging year in many ways, but such a beautiful year of music. here's some songs from new albums that moved me in 2017:
New interview up on the Nebula Music Podcast with Eddy Barco, discussing music, life, community, and collaboration. Check it out here:
Headed to the Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival & Workshop in Montana this week, to play and teach alongside some masterful musicians:
All people deserve love, respect, and protection from abuse. Tomorrow, Bandcamp is donating 100% of their share of music sales to the Transgender Law Center, and so am I. You can purchase downloads of any of my albums, and all of the proceeds will be donated to the much-needed legal support of the trans community.
"...the Transgender Law Center, [is] a nonprofit organization that works tirelessly to change law, policy, and culture for the more equitable. TLC does critical policy advocacy and litigation on multiple fronts, fights for healthcare for trans veterans, defends incarcerated trans people from abuse in prisons and detention centers, supports trans immigrants, and helps trans youth tell their stories and build communities."
Playing an intimate show in Burbank this Thursday at the beautiful, intentional Space-Shift.
Address: 216 North Rose St., Burbank, California 91505
Show begins at 8 with special guest Selina Moon
Limited capacity - to reserve your spot please make a contribution of $20 to firstname.lastname@example.org via PayPal (send as friends and family)
The Dallas Morning News' GuideLive featured an article by Michael Granberry on tomorrow's hometown concert - click here to read. The show will take place at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse, and feature Roland Elbert on piano.
5/12: Dallas - Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse (with Roland Elbert)
5/13: Houston - Kolanowski Studio Presents House Concert Series
5/14: Spring - Creative Life Spiritual Center (morning services)
5/16: Austin - rooftop party (email email@example.com for info)
5/20: Rockwall - Cork & Canvas