ALAMOSA - The board of Society Hall at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, a 501c-3 nonprofit organization, invites you to another wonderful musical evening with Emily Scott Robinson, Sunday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30. Tickets are $15.00 in advance, or $20.00 the day of the show, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot at 711 State Ave. Society Hall – Where Community Celebrates!
With an angelic voice and lyrics laid bare, Emily Scott Robinson is pioneering her own brand of roots music – she calls it Southern Gothic folk . She enchants her audiences with stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive. Emily was a resident of Alamosa in 2010 when she moved here from her North Carolina home to serve a year as a volunteer at La Puente, and quickly made many friends and fans while sharing her music around the area at community celebrations and events. Alamosa musician and Society Hall board member Don Richmond remarks, “Emily has a voice of crystalline clarity reminiscent of a young Nanci Griffith, yet totally her own, full of warmth, depth and life – evoking the richness of the fertile musical and literary legacy of her Carolina roots.”
For the last few years, Emily has been lighting up the sky of folk music like a shooting star or a blazing comet, seemingly winning accolades and contests everywhere she plays. Rolling Stone recently named her as one of “10 new country and Americana artists you need to know.” In 2017, Emily was featured on Public Radio International’s show “The World” for her single, “Traveling Mercies,” the title cut off of her latest release, receiving rave reviews in prestigious places like Rolling Stone, Billboard and American Songwriter. She was also named a winner of the 2017 Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Contest. In 2016, Emily won the Grassy Hill New Folk competition at Kerrville Folk Festival, in addition to an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Telluride Troubadour Contest. In 2015, she won first place and her Gibson guitar in the “American Songwriter” May/June Lyric Contest, as well as an Honorable Mention in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.
Emily released her debut album, “Magnolia Queen,” in February 2016 and the EP “Live in Birmingham” in 2017. She is now celebrating the release of her first full-length studio album, “Traveling Mercies,” produced by Neilson Hubbard. She is currently touring full time on the road and lives with her husband in a motorhome. Society Hall is thrilled to welcome her back to Alamosa to share her beautiful music with friends old and new!