Tapping into a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to Blind
Lemon Jefferson, the wide open Fenlands and the frenetic buzz of London, State Of
The Union is a masterclass in songwriting, showing off the talents of bluesy Americana
stalwart Brooks Williams and cult British singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine to full
Whether it's authentic Americana, delicate ballads, reimagining modern pop or a new
take on the classic standard 'Peg And Awl', the union of Williams and Hewerdine is
in a wildly creative state, producing one of the year's must-have albums.
“A beautiful album, full of classy playing and great songs” -Acoustic Magazine
Originally from London, Emily was classically trained on cello, piano and flute before
she discovered Bob Marley, and taught herself to play his songs on the guitar.
Emily puts her classical training and cello-playing to good use, writing and recording
all the string arrangements for all her albums. After 7 months on the road in 2011
with the former lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere, Emily took time out from
touring to write and record her fourth studio album ‘Bird Inside A Cage’. The release
of ‘Bird Inside A Cage’ in July 2013 has been funded entirely by Emily’s fans.
Full of vibrancy and blossoming with an abundance of talent and passion, music for
the soul… -Maverick Magazine