New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
EmiSunshine, the captivating songstress and extraordinary vocalist, is pleased to release her fourth recording project, RAGGED DREAMS, via all major digital retail outlets (iTunes/Amazon/Spotify). Live or in-studio, EmiSunshine, best described as "a young Janis Joplin meets The Carter Family Family," fearlessly delivers an artistry far beyond her youth. Addressing dramatic and mature subject matter, the 15-original tracks (written/co-written and produced by EmiSunshine) touch on topics encompassing close-to-home tragedies (the Gatlinburg fires and Virginia floods) and imaginative, homespun stories portraying murder, deceit, vengeful spirits and incarceration. RAGGED DREAMS also features the poignant track "Ninety Miles"—a personal interpretive perspective on Autism. The corresponding, live-performance "Ninety Miles" music video is slated to premiere on September
6 at 8AM Central/9AM Eastern on TheBoot.com.
In just over four short years, 13 year-old EmiSunshine has blossomed into a career recording artist and sought-after entertainer. As a headlining act, she performs more than 150 dates per year on some of the world's biggest stages including the Grand Ole Opry (more than a dozen times), Ryman Auditorium, Stagecoach Fest, MerleFest and Woodsongs. Buddy
Miller and Jim Lauderdale welcomed Emi to their radio show; her special guest appearance on The Buddy
& Jim Show is slated to run this Saturday evening, August 26, on Outlaw Country (Sirius XM).
Emi will kick off her California tour next week; she is scheduled to perform at some of the West Coast's most famous venues (including Sweetwater Music
Hall and Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse). This October, she will emcee The Festy Experience
(a four-day festival featuring performances by award-winning entertainers) to be held at Infinity
Downs Farm in Nelson
EmiSunshine's talents have been recognized with placement in film, television and books. Her songs, "I Am Able" and "Little Blackbird," are spotlighted in the "More Than Words
" documentary (produced by Grammy winner and founder of the Documentary Channel, Suzanne Holmes); "I Am Able" also appears in the Amazon/Barnes & Noble Bestseller "The Ables." In May, Emi performed at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival in France for the premiere of Eugene Jarecki's "Promised Land." Emi and her family band (The Rain) make a cameo appearance; the film also features her performance of "Danny Ray" from the RAGGED DREAMS album.
"I'm still reeling from how cool and awesome she is! My belief in EmiSunshine just gets deeper and deeper every time I experience her talent." — Tony Brown
"RAGGED DREAMS is insanely good!" — Stephen L. Betts, Rolling Stone Country
"Emi just walked out and stormed the place! I love the effect she had on the room; she stole the show. Emi is the real deal." — Marty Stuart
"One word describes EmiSunshine…'Wow'! She blew me away with her rendition of 'Bobby McGee' and I wiped tears away when she sang 'Ninety Miles' (written for her friend who suffers with Autism). When Emi sings, I believe her." — Kenny Dean, Barn Yard Jamboree (WAXC-TV-Alexander City, AL)
"Emi is as good a songwriter and singer as there is out there." — Jim Lauderdale
Best described as a young Janis Joplin meets The Carter Family Fold, EmiSunshine is natural-born singer, musician and songwriter with exceptional and inexplicable talents. Influenced by legendary trendsetters (Loretta Lynn, Tanya
Tucker, Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, The Louvin Brothers, Porter Wagoner and Patty Loveless), Emi's signature style encompasses her own unique blend of roots music that embodies Americana, Bluegrass, Gospel, Country and Blues intertwined and steeped in Appalachian influence. EmiSunshine has cemented her place as a career artist. EmiSunshine has amassed over 14 million views on YouTube, a half-million FaceBook followers and nearly 25,000 Instagram fans.