Emay and Chris Quattro
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“EMay is one of the most multi-talented artists you will ever come across”
“E.May’s songs pull listeners into the story, her performance skills and stage presence demand attention, and backstage she’s smart and easy to work with. Keep an eye on EMay — she’s going somewhere.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“So much heart… She has the voice to sing anything, and has already well transcended the plaintive mode.” – Bret Mosley
There is no room for compromise: Emay will either learn to do it on her own, or she will study with the very best. She is a soulful self-taught vocalist, but she counts among her teachers Alanis Morisette, Jorma Kaukonen, Tom Feldman, Zoe Jakes and John Robbins.
A soulful singer, exceptional fingerpicking guitarist and eclectic songwriter, Emay is most frequently compared to Tracy Chapman, Joni Mitchell, Alanis Morisette, Edie Brickell, Janis Joplin, and is poised to sit in the upper echelon of female singer-songwriters.
Emay’s songs often venture into the realm of love and loss, with grief and trauma being part of her personal history. She explores themes relating to the wildness of nature – both the great outdoors and the vast expanse of wilderness in the human heart. She writes about what Aldous Huxley calls human potentiality, singing of our innate ability to overcome great struggle and our indelible connection to the web of life and humanity.