Friday, December 18, 2009

emily elbert @ the kessler theater, 12.27.2009

liles sends:

Award-winning singer/songwriter Emily Elbert will be home for the holidays, performing at The Kessler Theater in Dallas.

• Sunday, December 27 at The Kessler Theater, an open house from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to those of all ages.

Emily will be performing new songs that will be on her second CD – to be released this spring - and some old favorites from her debut album, Bright Side. She'll also perform her jazzy, acoustic versions of rock classics by Michael Jackson, The Allmon Brothers, and Jimi Hendrix, along with covers from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and John Mayer.

The native Texan now lives in Boston where she is a junior at Berklee College of Music and maintains an active touring schedule. She recently returned from Scotland, where she was a guest of the Burnsong International Songwriting Contest, played for Scottish Parliament, and was broadcast on BBC radio. At twenty-one, Emily has performed her soulful, jazz-infused folk/rock music at over 300 shows, from Alaska to Puerto Rico. Boston's WUMB radio selected the Texas native and Berklee junior as Best New Artist of the Year in 2008 and this summer, Falcon Ridge Festival in New York chose Emily for their annual Emerging Artist Showcase.

The Kessler Theater originally opened in 1942 and is currently in the process of being renovated. A soft opening is planned for February.

On December 27, Ruby Jane, a 15-year old singer and violinist from Austin will be the opening act. Video clips of both performers are available here:

The Kessler is located in Oak Cliff at 1230 West Davis Street.


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