The Soundmen

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Meet EMay’s new band The Soundmen!

A soulful singer, exceptional fingerpicking guitarist and eclectic songwriter, EMay is most frequently compared to Alanis Morisette, Grace Potter, Joni Mitchell or Janis Joplin, and is poised to sit in the upper echelon of female singer-songwriters.

EMay’s most recent album, Let Out Your Ghosts, was produced by multiple Grammy-award winner Jimmy Hoyson and features 10-tracks of alternative folk-rock from the greats who invented the genre: guitarist Marc Ford (The Black Crowes, Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club, The Magpie Salute) keyboardist Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers), percussionist Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, The Toadies) and bassist Taras Prodaniuk (Richard Thompson, Merle Haggard, Lucinda Williams).

EMay’s songs reflect her life. She sings of the wildness of nature – both the great outdoors and the vast wilderness in a human heart. She writes about human potential, overcoming great struggles and our fragile but indelible connection to the web of life.

She currently fronts The Soundmen, a rock band comprised of four sound engineers, and B&E, an acoustic duo with her sweetheart. She frequently collaborates to create unique and often genre-bending performances. She has recorded and performed with doom-metal group Black Yo)))ga Meditation Ensemble, Turkish Folk project Kirik Hava, acoustic trio Between Liberties, party rock band The Sectionals and as a session musician.