In this episode, I sat down with Emily Scott Robinson, singer songwriter extraordinaire. Originally from North Carolina, Emily and her husband now travel around in their RV. She and I met at Folk Alliance International in 2016, and the following August, Emily played our very first house show. As I note with her, she played in our series before we knew we wanted a series.
Emily has toured widely and honed her skills as a solo performer. She is well known for her great songwriting, and amazingly beautiful voice. She won Kerrville's New Folk several years ago, an most recently won the Telluride Troubadour Contest last June. Her most recent album, Traveling Mercies has caught the attention of Billboard Magazine, No Depression, and American Songwriter, and frequently takes a spin on our turntable. In this podcast, we talk about Covid, Black Lives Matter, and how she approaches songwriting. In addition, she tells us the story of her quarantine inspired single--The Time for Flowers. You will hear the song in this episode, and can watch the video she and her husband made for it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqZzjLaHBIg, inspired by the Amor Towles novel, A Gentleman in Moscow.
You can find her webpage here: https://www.emilyscottrobinson.com/#home-section, and you can order cds, vinyl, merch from her store. You can find her music page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/emilyscottrobinson/, and if you would like to contribute to an independent musician during this difficult time, here are her Venmo and PayPal connections.
@emilyscottrobinson on Venmo // firstname.lastname@example.org on PayPal