Nashville-based singer/songwriter Annalise Emerick will join us on November 17th. I am pleased to share that my daughter Gabrielle loves her music and is super excited that Annalise will be joining us.
Annalise is a twenty-something, singer-songwriter has been on the road virtually non-stop for three years solid and each year plays to sold-out crowds throughout nearly 90 different cities.
Eternally a free spirit with an insatiable wanderlust, Emerick comes by it honestly. “We moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I feel like my life on the road was kind of inevitable,” she laughs. “I’m always exploring the notion of home musically, emotionally, and geographically.” The singer claims a scattering of cities as her muse, growing up in the rich musical heritage of both Seattle and Austin before eventually making her way to Nashville to attend Belmont University. In Music City she honed her craft, but it was several charmed summers as a camp counselor in Maine and New Hampshire that inspired her to relocate to Boston and start her musical career.
Show by show, one crowd at a time, Emerick built quite a following for herself by taking charge of her own career. She dove right in, booking all of her own performances, self-promoting her music, and amassing fans from all over. “A lot of artists get lost in the business side of being a musician, but I love it,” she confesses. “I love booking shows, traveling, and making relationships with promoters. I think it’s important to know how to help yourself as much as you can.” Emerick’s undeniable work ethic and thirst for knowledge has been widely recognized throughout the music community with Sonicbids crowning her an “indie songstress with a head for business” in a recent blog feature.
Now, three years after the release of her first EP, fresh off of a first place win in the New England Songwriter’s Competition and a relocation back to Nashville, Emerick returns with Field Notes, a folk-inspired, markedly more mature turn for the singer that demonstrates just how much her endless days on the road and years of hard work have fostered her growth as an artist and performer.
She has received quite a few accolades:
- 2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalist
- 2014 Concerts in Your Home Artist of the Year
- 2015 Wildflower! Festival Performing Songwriter Contest Winner
Manhattan Beach Studios hosts "in-house concerts", private intimate events with artists in a listening and engaging environment. There is often time to interact with the artists, ask questions, get autographs and have meaningful and engaging evenings while supporting artists and their crafts. We do supply some basic noshes but encourage guests to bring desserts and items to share. This is not generally an evening designed for our kids; so get away if you can! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.