Annalise Emerick is a gypsy, a poet of the people. Her music is an intimate snapshot of society. Annalise rolled into Boston with an acoustic guitar and a cache of catchy melodies Fall 2011. She hadn’t lived in town a week before she was playing coffee houses and indie haunts from Cambridge to Brookline. As a leading folk voice of her generation, Annalise bid goodbye to music city, Nashville, TN, and headed for the stomping grounds of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Tracy Chapman to carve her legacy into the old cobblestone streets.
Starry-Eyed, Emerick’s debut EP, released on September 20, 2011, reaching #9 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts its first day. The success of the release prompted an outpouring of attention from the national blog scene. The Music Discovery Podcast, hosted by CD Baby, featured Emerick’s “This Love Won’t Break Your Heart,” assuring their listeners, “Fans of Ingrid Michaelson will feel right at home.”
But home is a funny concept for Annalise, and she spends much of her musical energies exploring the idea of “home.” After all, gypsies find home wherever they can. Seattle, Austin, Nashville, Boston: all are cities Annalise has claimed – almost as lovers. Each cradled and nurtured her transient soul for a time before the tides changed and challenged her to find refuge elsewhere. For now, it’s Boston, New England, and the greater Northeast as her concert calendar can attest. After all this wandering, Annalise and her song have found a comforting corner of the world to grow.
Her familiar melodies, many borrowing from the folk legacy of American antiquity, calm the soul like a childhood friend. Yet Annalise’s voice uniquely twists intricate melodies in fresh and exciting new ways. It would be just as true to describe her voice as modern, with bits and pieces of Brandi Carlile’s songwriting prowess, Adele’s powerful vocal style, and Regina Spektor’s quirkiness all mixed in. To fully appreciate the wisdom of the Annalise Emerick folk/pop/indie experience, catch her live. There is no telling where the open road may call this talented gypsy muse. She could be across the continent or the globe in a year, so see Annalise Emerick while you can.
I heard "This Love Won't Break Your Heart" on the Christmas special and wanted to tell you I just love it! It's stuck in my head, and it's uplifting message and sound just make me smile! Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Good luck and God bless.
Welcome. I too am from the Boston area originally, living in NH now. Check out my music when you get a chance. I am what they call a modern day One-Man-Band (Corny I know) But anyway I compose, write, arrange, and produce all my own material. I love all genres specifically Country. "I was country when country wasn't cool" (I am the Corn-Master) LOL. Love the old stuff too Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, etc.