POSTPONED - Emily Scott Robinson, New Date TBA
Rolling Stone Pick: 10 New Country and Americana Artists You Need to Know, Winter 2019
Sounds Like: Country-folk songs about America in all its pain and glory with the literate, Southern gothic sensibility of Flannery O'Connor
For Fans of: Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Townes Van Zandt
Having lived a true wanderer's life in an RV for the last three years, Emily Scott Robinson has seen and studied nearly every corner of American life. She pours all that experience into Traveling Mercies, her upcoming debut with Brooklyn Basement Records, the title track for which was included in a segment of NPRs The World on immigration and the travel ban after host Marco Werman heard her perform it at SXSW. At the time, I didn't have a recording of the song because Id just written it, so I went to a friends home recording studio in Austin that night and we stayed up late recording the first version of Traveling Mercies ever heard on the radio, says Robinson.
She Says: In The Dress, Robinson gives a gut-wrenching account of her sexual assault, along with the self-doubt, anxiety and depression that followed in its wake. I thought there was something wrong with me that I couldn't just deal with it and move on, she says. With The Dress, I wanted to write a song that spoke to other victims in their aftermath. I peeled back all the layers of my own story and wrote from the visceral and dark memories of my year after assault. Healing from trauma is never a straight line its a crooked path that goes slowly and often loops back on itself but it helps to know we are not alone.
Rainshadow Recording Studio (View)
Fort Worden, Bldg 315
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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