Emily has a handful of upcoming lives dates remaining in the Northwest. If you haven't seen Emily live yet, don't miss your chance. Full dates are below.
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Upcoming Emily Wells Live Dates
- Thursday, May 31st // Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
- Friday, June 1st // Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (early show)
- Saturday, June 2nd // Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
- Sunday, June 3rd // Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
- Saturday, June 9th // Spokane, WA @ Elk Fest
- Sunday, July 22nd // Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
Born to a music minister in Amarillo, Texas, Wells began learning violin at 4 at a community college. The family later moved to Indianapolis, where she discovered Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and Biggie Smalls[/font] and gradually moved from the Suzuki method to songwriting, guitars and home recording. Releasing her own music from a young age, Wells learned to keep her work close, and toured independently while developing her palate and performance across the U.S. It was in a humble garage studio in Los Angeles that Wells' recorded her 2008 breakthrough album, The Symphonies: Dreams Memories & Parties.
Three years later, Wells returns with Mama, a collection of songs as richly hued as ever, but imbued with a newfound warmth no doubt owing to the space it was conceived in. Wells rented a tiny cabin on a Topanga Canyon horse ranch and went to work, producing Mama and playing most of the instruments herself (with a little help from longtime touring companions, drummer Sam Halterman and bassist Joey Reina). She recorded the raw tracks to tape without punch-ins or loops, often in one take. In contrast to The Symphonies, these songs are less conceptual and experimental in both sound and content, and more traditional and universal in structure and the studies of love and grief. 2012 will find Wells touring behind Mama, and preparing for the release of Pillow fight, her long whispered-about collaboration with legendary producer Dan The Automator.
01. Piece of It
02. Dirty Sneakers and Underwear
03. Passenger (free download)
04. Mama's Gonna Give You Love
05. Johnny Cash's Mama's House
06. Let Your Guard Down
07. Fire Song
08. No Good
For more information, check out:
Emily Wells Official Site
Emily Wells Facebook
Terrorbird Press Page