Emily Pakes is a songwriter / multi-instrumentalist from Durham, NC. Her songs have won prizes in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and the International Songwriting Competition. Pakes was a lead guitarist and songwriter for DC metal band Cobra Kisses (Warped Tour '08). She has taught guitar improvisation at GirlsRock! camps in both Washington, DC and North Carolina. She currently hosts the Homoground Open Mic series at The Bar Durham and performs comedy music as Purdy Holsom.
On November 1st, she released We All Make Miss Pakes, featuring Emily Musolino on vocals.