It was about 9 years ago when I came to Nashville for the first time. My mom and I flew up from Austin to visit Belmont University and while we were in town we caught a show at The Bluebird Cafe, it was an evening I have never forgotten. The show was an “in the round” format (the first time I’d seen anything like that ) and included the hit writer Tony Arata (no big deal but he wrote “The Dance” which was made famous by Garth Brooks). The bluebird has changed a lot over the past 8 years but the legacy it holds in Nashville is quite untouchable.
On Friday, I will make my Bluebird Cafe debut. To many in Nashville, this moment comes quite quickly but I’ve waited a long time for this and I’m proud to finally join the bluebird family of artists in Nashville. It’s a big deal to me and I know I will always cherish this moment. Now, I’ll finally get to say “I’ve played the Bluebird,” something I’ve been hoping to say for years.
But enough of this mushy stuff. See on you Friday, 6:30pm at The Bluebird Cafe.
My dear friend, Cullen, works for the Maine Cancer Foundation and asked me if they could use “Time of Day” in their upcoming “Maine Cancer Stories” video. Of course I agreed.
So here’s a beautiful, intimate and candid look into the story of Sharon Leddy. I’m so proud to be part of this project, it is a true honor.
We tracked 10 songs in 3 days.
I feel like I just got home from 6 weeks at summer camp. We start vocals at the end of next week. Hopefully you’ll have this album by the time April rolls around!
The wonderful people at Squareware Studios sent me this wedding video that uses “This Love Won’t Break Your Heart.” I only cried three times the first time I watched it.
Watch it and you’ll instantly feel happy. Heck, I don’t even need a music video anymore, this one does the trick perfectly.
Find your people and celebrate the new year with the ones you love the most.
See you in 2014. New Album. New Tour. New Songs!
It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog but it’s only because I’ve been focused on writing for the new album and generally taking a bit of time off from the business side of all this music stuff.
But now it’s back to work and I’m happy to do it! I’ve already got a bunch of shows booked for next year but I’m still working on my regional tours. As soon as the new project is done I’ll be hitting the road, late March I think.
I had a wonderful visit with my family during thanksgiving. We spent it in Nashville and had a friends/family/misfits-giving. Lots of laughter, food and thankfulness.
The weather has officially dropped to winter level in Nashville as of last week. But it feels nice, reminds me of those freezing days in Boston last year. Only it’s not even close to as cold, wet or miserable.
The new project will be recorded at the beginning of January! We’ll be doing 3 days of tracking and then we’ll spend the rest of the month doing vocals, overdubs, strings, bgvs etc. I CAN’T WAIT to hunker down in the studio and get to WORK. I wrote 2 new songs in the past 3 days that I hope will make it on the album and I’m almost sure we’re going to do a full length record as opposed to another EP or 2 little EPs. I just can’t wait to get these songs out and into your music libraries. Woooo!
Have a wonderful holiday season.
Hey Team! I just entered a contest that’s put on by Guitar Center and Don Was (a massive, legendary, game changing producer) and need your help!
Points are calculated by how many SHARES we get. So if you click through to the website below, share the link on all your social media and then I’ll get a few more points. I’m still feeling it all out but this would be such a huge opportunity for me and I cannot do it without you. I usually try to stay away from contests but since this one is just based on online presence and social media shares, it’s a bit different than just trying to get every single person to vote every single day.
Let me know if you have any questions!
Well the Somewhere in Between tour has come to an end. Over the past week I moved into my new apartment in Nashville, played the end of tour show at The Listening Room and performed at the Belmont University Alumni Showcase. The transition has been just that, a transition, but things are going well in Nashville and I’m excited about writing new songs and getting prepped to record this winter.
If we met during the Somewhere in Between tour, thank you for joining me on my musical journey. I hope we cross paths again soon. If you’ve been a fan/friend for a while, thank you for your support during my first tour. It was a truly amazing experience and solidified that this is exactly what I want to be doing. Sure, sometimes the drives were hard, early mornings, late nights and all that, but when the time came to perform each evening, everything just felt right.
I can’t wait to get back on the road in 2014. If you want me to perform near you just shoot me an email (Annalise@AnnaliseEmerick.com) and I’ll see what I can do. House concerts are my new favorite kind of show so if you’ve got a living room or back yard, then I can play a concert for you and your people.
I’ve got another show in Nashville this Saturday, Septemeber 14th, at Edgehill cafe. It’s a Cause a Scene show and guaranteed to be an awesome night. Find tickets here.
October 17th I’ll be playing at The Row for the first ever New England to Nashville night in Nashville. Mark your calenders now! It’s going to be fantastic evening featuring a ton of talented songwriters from New England and Nashville.
By the way, the Somewhere in Between tour put over 4000 miles on my Honda fit.
See you out there,
Greetings from Mills River, NC!
We only have 4 shows left on the Somewhere in Between tour. I just can’t believe we’ve been out since August 9th and now it’s almost September. Where does the time go?
I’ll be posting a full wrap up of the tour next week when I arrive in Nashville but for now, here’s a picture of Tom and I at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ last week.
If you live in or near Mooresville, NC, Southport, NC, Johnson City, TN or Nashville, TN you still have a chance to catch us before the tour is over. Spread the word.
By the way, we’ve put almost 3000 miles on the Honda fit in the last 2.5 weeks. Poor girl needs a break!
Update from the road!
We’re 5 days and 5 shows into the tour and things are going swimmingly. Today is our first of 2 days off and Tom and I are hanging out with friends in York, ME.
The generosity we’ve received in the last 5 days is completely overwhelming and definitely bodes well for the rest of the tour. We’ve already had some wicked adventures including, making new friends via couchsurfing, getting a tire changed in Stowe, VT and making a pit stop at the Alchemist Brewery for some heady toppers (#1 IPA in the world).
Later, we’ll hit the beach in Maine for a rainy day walkabout and tomorrow we’re off to Portland for show #6.