One of my favorite artists right now! Very original with a complex simplicity that can't be missed. Inviting all of you to come and watch this great performer and songwriter do her thing in DC. Found out at the last minute so come and join me Monday night at DC9 near U Street Metro!
Emily Wells began honing her violin skills at age 4, released her first album at 13, and hasn't slowed down since. Blending her classical training, hip-hop loops and folk influences, Wells has developed a unique sound while touring and releasing albums independently.
Wells' new record, Mama, comes out Tuesday. She holed herself up in a tiny cabin on a horse ranch to create its textured, orchestral tunes. Taking on just about every instrument the album has to offer, Wells explores personal relationships with poignant lyrics and exquisite vocals. Hitting the road this spring for a national tour, she's playing from the largely stripped-down release and bolstering her already formidable reputation.
The Soul Kitchen is an amazing community of independent artists, writers, musicians, producers, and singers who have banned together to push the limits of their creative spirit. Throughout the year The Soul Kitchen plays host to new and returning artists. Through a series of interactive workshops. In this groove gumbo you will find a diverse group of artists including age, gender, race, genre and culture. The DC Workshops will be part of a monthly series featuring different exercises in songwriting, performing and producing. As well as discussing different aspects of the music industry (Recording, Publishing, etc). The goal is to show the many different ways to write songs and find your inspiration. There will also be a show put on monthly as well featuring Soul Kitchen alumni,various artists, recurring homegrown talent, and participants of the DC songwriting group. All are welcome ... Come and be part of an amazing creative effort!
The Songwriter's Soul Kitchen: Escape, Collaborate, Create, Produce, Perform