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Emily Mure is a classically informed, smoky-voiced singer-songwriter.
She got her start in music playing the oboe. Growing up in New York City and attending LaGuardia High School For The Performing Arts, she performed in major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, all before the age of 17. She later went to Ithaca College and majored in Oboe Performance and Psychology. It was here that Emily started playing guitar and writing songs.
After college, Emily moved to Ireland and began her songwriting career as a busker on the streets of Galway. She built her performing chops here and wrote songs inspired by her travels and the people she met while along the way. When she later returned to her native home of NYC, these songs and a few written in Ithaca were recorded and compiled into her first album, Where I Began.
Emily performs solo, with various other musicians, and with her chamber-folk trio, which includes Audrey Q Snyder on cello and Emily DiAngelo on oboe and english horn. She writes the arrangements for her trio and recorded material, integrating her classical roots and composition techniques with her folk and Irish inspired singing and songwriting.
Emily has two full-length albums, including her recent 2013 critically acclaimed second album, Odyssey. She was an emerging artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, a Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour in 2014, and has shared the stage with the likes of Kim Richey, Kath Bloom, Darlingside, Garrison Starr, The Farewell Drifters and Kris Delmhorst. Her songs have received airplay on numerous radio stations and have made their way into shows and movies on NBC, PBS, and ABC.
"There was/is something about her songs and voice that made me want to go off into a quiet place and to be sure I captured each and every note. She surprised me too.. just when you're pretty sure you've got your basic coffee house folky singer-songwriter, she slips into that chamber mojo mode where people like Marissa Nadler and Meg Baird live, and then out of nowhere...I mean like an Ali left jab...you get a pedal steel, oboe and a cello thrown at you. Bam."
“(Odyssey is) an album of unpretentious, straight-and-true songwriting that draws from contemporary folk, acoustic country and intimate chamber pop”
-Direct Current Music
“(Odyssey is) introspective, unorthodox, and powerful”
-Adobe and Teardrops