ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Kerrville New Folk winner and former Alamosa resident Emily Scott Robinson in concert Friday, July 6th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot.
With an angelic voice and lyrics laid bare, Emily Scott Robinson is pioneering her own brand of roots music – she calls it Southern Gothic folk. She enchants her audiences with stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive.
Emily was a resident of Alamosa in 2010 when she moved here from her North Carolina home to serve a year as a volunteer at La Puente, and quickly made many friends and fans while sharing her music around the area at community celebrations and events.
Alamosa musician and Society Hall board member Don Richmond remarks, “Emily has a voice of crystalline clarity reminiscent of a young Nanci Griffith, yet totally her own, full of warmth, depth, and life – evoking the richness of the fertile musical and literary legacy of her Carolina roots.”
For the last few years, Emily has been lighting up the sky of folk music like a shooting star or a blazing comet, seemingly winning accolades and contests everywhere she plays. In 2017, Emily was featured on Public Radio International’s show “The World” for her single, “Traveling Mercies.” She was also named a winner of the 2017 Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Contest. In 2016, Emily won the Grassy Hill New Folk competition at Kerrville Folk Festival, in addition to an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Telluride Troubadour Contest. In 2015, she won first place and her Gibson guitar in the “American Songwriter” May/June Lyric Contest, as well as an Honorable Mention in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.
Emily released her debut album, “Magnolia Queen”, in February 2016 and the EP “Live in Birmingham” in 2017. She is currently touring full time on the road and lives with her husband in a motorhome. Watch for her first full-length studio album, “Traveling Mercies”, produced by Neilson Hubbard, set to release in 2019.
Society Hall is thrilled to welcome her back to Alamosa to share her beautiful music with friends old and new!