Emily Elbert weaves together a soul-folk blend of introspection and celebration. With a global, D.I.Y. spirit, she has carried her music around the world, playing over a thousand independent shows from Peru to Palestine. Anchored by intricate guitar work and jazz-steeped vocals, Emily’s songs offer progressive perspective while paying tribute to the timeless. She has independently released four albums, and will release a new single, "True Power", in October 2017.
In addition to her work as a solo artist, Emily has contributed her voice and guitar to projects ranging from local L.A. bands to Grammy-winning international acts. Recently, she spent a year touring as a member of Esperanza Spalding’s experimental music and theater project, “Emily’s D+Evolution”. The group recorded an album to wide critical acclaim, and played shows ranging from the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to the Sydney Opera House. She also lent her vocals to Dweezil Zappa’s latest record, "Via Zammata", co-wrote Bruno Major's viral hit "Easily", and coming up, will join the band of Phish’s Mike Gordon.
Solo, Emily has had the honor of opening for acts including Leon Russell, Victor Wooten, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Richie Havens. Her music has garnered praise from publications like the Washington Post, Utne Reader, and Glamour Magazine, and won awards in the U.S. and U.K.. Through authentic song sharing, she strives for a deepening sense of human and spiritual connection that is accessible to all.