With a voice that goes down like moonshine – strong but with a smooth finish – and a sincere perspective on what it means to be human, singer-songwriter Emily Reid effortlessly blurs the line between alternative country and indie pop.
The journey began for Emily in 2009 when she migrated from the land of beer and hockey (Victoria, BC) to the buckle of the Bible Belt (Nashville, TN). Three years later, Emily released her self-titled debut album: a collection of ten “unapologetically honest and unashamedly catchy” pop songs that chronicled her transition to the south (Delgado). From there, Emily moved from studio to stage, making stops at the Billboard Film & Television Showcase, SXSW, and Canadian Music Fest while on tour.
In 2013, Emily’s southern soul has truly taken root. In working with producer Eric Masse (Mikky Ekko, Caitlin Rose), her new material draws inspiration from the likes of James Taylor and Allison Krauss, all the while holding true to her love of pop. The end result culminates in campfire jams that implore you to sing-along, cherishing the moments you have and cheering on the people you love. Emily has taken her newly discovered southern soul back to her home turf and is currently based out of Toronto.