Emily Anderson | Singer/Songwriter

“Hold Me” Single Release

Posted by on Jun 3, 2017

“Hold Me” Single Release

I couldn’t be more excited to share my very first single EVER with all of you. This song has been a year in the making and is very near and dear to my heart because of the musicians and talented engineers who helped bring it to fruition. Special thanks to the Rasmuson Foundation for making this entire project possible. This is such a surreal experience for me and I feel extremely blessed. Plus, I’m about to eat a burrito. THIS IS A GREAT DAY! Hold Me will be available for download for the next 24...

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Simple Things- Album Progress

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017

Simple Things- Album Progress

WE ARE IN THE HOME STRETCH! It’s hard to believe that this album has been years in the making and we’re almost done. The next steps are putting the final touches on mixes, mastering, and then coming up with a marketing plan and touring schedule and merchandise and duplication and… Ok maybe there’s a bit more work to be done. But the important part is so close!! So here’s the timeline of how we put this thing together. Mike Adams (my producer) and I met up in his hometown of Erie, PA, where we proceeded to have some much needed catching up and recording session planning time. This included walking on beaches and playing pinball in his parents’ basement, obviously. We hit the road and drove 12 hours to Nashville, TN, where we recorded the majority of the band parts for the album (just instrumentals, no lead vocals). My dear friend Tommy Cantwell owns a studio in Nashville called Big Punch Music, so if you’re in need of a rad recording space, give him a ring. It was an incredible, busy, blurry experience with lots of caffeine and bagels. Many long days later and with the help of many wonderful and talented friends (Kim Auch, Ali Veech, Gavin O’Broin, Lars Thorson, Danny Pratt, Zach Wheeler, Tommy Cantwell, and Molly Lins to name a few!), we had the bones of the album finished. Mike and I journeyed back to Erie to drop off Mike’s car and hop on a plan to Los Angeles. Los Angeles is a seriously insane place. The traffic is awful and the city essentially smells like a giant swimming pool. But it is so magical in so many other ways. The energy is infectious, like laughter or a bad cold, and our friends who live there are pretty much the crème de la crème. We settled in, sleeping on various air mattresses and trying to maintain some semblance of a routine. Jordan King, aptly named, is based in LA and was gracious enough to be our mixing engineer/producer for this album (also he let us sleep on his floor). We recorded lead vocals for the album at Sunset Sound in Hollywood, with the incredible engineering expertise of Sarah Tudzin (pictured below, holding a guitar and looking fly). We also had the privilege of recording Liam Lewis on banjo, mandolin, and fiddle (he is amazing- look at “Space!” in the link...

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New Video, and Hello Boston!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016

New Video, and Hello Boston!

Pamela Cumming and I have been working steadily on getting our “We are Pamily” EP released, and we are nearing the final mixing stages!! We are so excited to share this music with you and couldn’t have done it without our Kickstarter supporters and some amazing musicians along the way. Many thanks to Framed Photography (Jason McNamara) for creating such a beautiful video, Graham Greer, Stephane McAlear, Dylan Groulx, and Glenn Forester for the work you have done, and are doing, to make this EP a beautiful reality!!!   Here’s a little sneak peek of what’s to come- hope you enjoy! Almost a week has passed since I arrived in Boston and I just feel so incredibly lucky to have such great humans in my life. It’s been such a surreal experience running into old friends at intersections, in coffee shops, catching up as if no time has passed at all. Working with my dear friends Mike Adams and Seung Hoon has been a freaking dream come true. Yesterday was our first session, and I would honestly be happy releasing what we got done in that short two hour session (but we’re going to add some cool things so that’s not going to happen quite yet!). We recorded ukulele and vocals for “Simple Things” which is going to be the title track of the album. The choice to start with “Simple Things” ended up being a fortuitous and accidentally-symbolic beginning to what I am sure is going to be a long, challenging, and rewarding creative process. I feel like I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing, and I haven’t felt that way for a while. So much love– thanks for reading about my feelings. You look dashing today 🙂...

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Sirens of Spring Tour II

Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

Sirens of Spring Tour II

Tomorrow night, March 31st I’m opening for Christine Havrilla and Mama’s Black Sheep at Club Passim at 8pm in Cambridge, MA!  I’m so excited to play with these awesome ladies and I feel like I should share the story of how I got this gig.   I went to North Carolina to visit some dear family friends for Thanksgiving and get out of the crazy city.  My friend Anna, her mother Nita and I spent the afternoon shopping and exploring downtown Mebane until we passed a quirky little restaurant that claimed to have the world’s best Margueritas.  Now you can’t just say that on your sign without having to prove it.  So, we went inside to test this theory and Nita gets to talking with a woman beside her at the bar, Ashland, and finds out she’s a musician.  We get to talking, I give her a CD and she says she’s playing at the bar that night across the street and that I should come play a few tunes between sets. Nita, Anna, and I run home, grab my ukulele, and we return to the bar.  Ashland and Laura (the two members of Mama’s Black Sheep) tell me they listened to my CD in the car and loved it and I’m just so flattered and mildly embarrassed that I don’t really know what to do with myself.  Here are two women who actually make their living touring and playing music and they actually cared about what I was doing.  Crazy!  They graciously invited me on stage between sets and I played a few songs for the bar and had a great conversation with them after the show when they invited to me open for them for this show at Club Passim. Life is wonderful and strange sometimes.  I am so grateful for this opportunity and I will never go anywhere without having a CD on...

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Hello Again, Boston

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014

Hello Again, Boston

Finishing up my last semester at Berklee!  I can’t believe how fast it’s gone.  I also can’t believe I’m one of those people who talks about how they can’t believe how fast time goes by. My song “One More Second” just got selected to be performed in Berklee’s Perfect Pitch Competition!!  It’ll be performed at the Berklee Performance Center on Tuesday, March 25th.  It’s a live performance and the winner gets free recording time at a studio and a bunch of other cool prizes.  Maybe a pony.  Who knows....

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Nickels Available on iTunes!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013

Nickels Available on iTunes!

Nickels is now available on iTunes, CDbaby, Amazon, Spotify etc. Pick your poison! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nickels-ep/id692336024 http://www.amazon.com/Nickels-Explicit/dp/B00EPXXXOI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1379542831&sr=8-2&keywords=emily+anderson+nickels...

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