22 August 2008

New Love - Emily Elbert.

if you're into musicians like nora jones or colbie caillat, then this girl has got to be on your list of favs.

introducing: Emily Elbert.


Emily Caroline Elbert (born December 21, 1988) is an american singer-songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. in 2006, she recorded her debut album of original music, Bright Side.


elbert began studying piano at an early age but it wasn't until she was 15 that she picked up a guitar and began to sing. her love for the instruments led her to the Berklee College of Music 5-Week Performance Program, vocal jazz workshops at the University of North Texas, and choirs at Coppell High School.


during high school, elbert was selected as one of four female vocalists in the 2007 Gibson-Baldwin Grammy Jazz Ensemble which performed at the Grammy events in Los Angeles. she was named Grand Prize Winner in the 2007 Texas Music Project’s "Texas 10Under 20" Contest, a winner of a four-year scholarship to Berklee College of Music, winner of Berklee's Performing Songwriter Contest, and winner of the Youth Talent Competition in the 2007 Old Settlers Music Festival.


so far in 2008, emily has opened for G. Love & Special Sauce, Kaki King (yeah and you wonder how i came to know about emily. ;D ), Patty Larkin, the Wood Brothers, Marcia Ball and Ben Taylor. she was recently named a New Folk Finalist by the Kerrville Folk Festival and will spend a few weeks in May, 2008 touring with her new trio. she'll be writing more songs and recording an EP of new material during the summer. she currently attends Berklee in Boston, Massachusetts on a full-tuition scholarship.

(source: wikipedia.com)

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emily may seem younger than her actual age (she's 20 this year btw), but she has such a sensational voice and a talent so big that it's seemingly impossible not love her and her music. the way she enjoys playing music and singing to it is really awesome and it makes me smile everytime i watch her perform.

give her music a try and i promise you, you will NOT regret it. : )

Emily's acoustic cover of michael jackson's "Thriller".



i never thought that playing this song on the guitar is possible but emily managed to pull it off so damn well that i couldn't stop screaming "RESPECT!!!!" after watching it. : )


and here's one of emily's own written songs, "In The Summertime".



she does it so beautifully, don't you agree? : D


ari hest's "Caught Up In Your Love" covered by emily, live at Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, MA.




and "Cry Me A River" cover of Justin T's.



emily is just a pulsating talent waiting to be discovered by millions.

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