Emily Kopp's music has been described as a marriage between "bluesy heartache vocals and pop songwriting smarts" (The Advocate), and the 23 year old singer-songwriter is a full-time road warrior with the release of her debut full length album, "Serendipity Find Me” (10/15/13). The record charted at #39 on the iTunes songwriter chart within it's first week, which is a testament to the tenacity of an independent artist running the show all on her own. That month, Emily was named an "Indie Spotlight Artist" by BMI, and soon thereafter, Billboard featured the record in addition to an in-depth interview with Kopp. http://bit.ly/19i6XCy
Though an independent artist, Kopp has already gained much momentum and the attention of many, working in the grassroots-esque style of countless artists who she most admires; Among them, Brandi Carlile, who Kopp had the opportunity to open for on tour in early 2013. She has spent the last two years honing her skills the traditional way: touring the Southeast along with her top-notch band in-tow, and also sharing stages with artists such as Michelle Branch, Parachute, Boyce Avenue, Air Supply, ZZ Ward, Delta Rae, and even Matchbox 20.
Like many artists, Kopp's musical beginnings started at a young age. She grew up singing in the school choir, playing behind the drum-kit in garage bands, to eventually strumming cover songs on her guitar at wine bars and coffee shops. After relocating to Orlando, FL to study at The University of Central Florida, Kopp began working at local music venue, running errands and providing hospitality for artists (Marc Cohn, Joshua Radin, Joe Bonamassa, The Civil Wars, Dr. John, Bryan Adams, Ani DiFranco, among many others). Much of Kopp’s tenacity and knowledge about the music industry was developed while cutting her teeth behind the scenes—working hard and watching from the sidelines.
Now after finding her own voice, Kopp shares a similar soulfulness, lyrical knowhow, and pop sensibility that blends beautifully with the same artists who she has always admired, and in many instances, worked for. Kopp will be touring heavily this Spring, with trips planned to all of the major markets throughout 2014.