Hangin' at Capitol records today... got to see some pretty neat things. Frank Sinatra pictures decorated the halls... old, original Sinatra, Beatles, Nat King Cole, Miles Davis recordings! It was very moving to be in the music library where there are literally thousands of recordings - Vinyl, even transcriptions catalogued floor to ceiling- original audio from incredible artists. I could've lost it right there holding Frank's original audio tape. Wanted to share these pictures below.. :)
My sister and I are in LA right now. Well, technically, Venice Beach, CA at the moment. At the TOMS flagship store (it’s awesome BTW.. you have to visit this place.. there’s like a secret coffeeshop, dream of a laptop, freelance worker like me and my sis.. it’s magical. come.)
Since graduating 3 years ago (HOW? has it gone by so fast), I’ve been on the road.. moving between Boston, Baltimore, New York City, Nashville, and now, LA. I’ve slept on a zillion couches, but never in my car which I have come close to and for that, I thank all of my wonderful friends and family and new friends who have housed me at different points over the last 3 years. I’ve met wonderful people in all these cities, but to do the work I truly want to do and to push myself the most, I’ve decided to make LA my new home. I did A LOT of thinking, double checking, second guessing (which Sarah loved.. just kidding), but it feels right and kind of exciting.
I will continue to work mostly between Nashville and LA, as my love for Nashville and the writers there and people there will never fade. I also know I still have work to do there :)
I’m also getting ready to launch a Kickstarter Campaign for my next Album. more deets to come later on that.
I think there’s a lot of good to come and I appreciate you tuning in, checking out new music and following the updates. Thanks for you constant support + frienship. Hope to see you on the road soon with a NEW RECORD that you can play + love.
Hear my interview here: I may sing a Kanye West cover..and i might rap to #TalkThatTalk..... ;) Deets on LA trip during Grammy Week + Bmore love:
OR Listen Here:
rainy day in Nashville on my last visit.. decided to post a new song
this is what we do after shows.
Echo Park --> LA
+ My Mom and Dad named me after the singer-songwriter EmmyLou Harris. My brother & sister were named after James Taylor songs. True.
+ My whole family calls me Emmy - I tried to get them to stop, but it just stuck. (that's why you'll see Emmy instead of Emma on instagram or YouTube sometimes)
+ My 2nd grade talent show song selection was Mariah Carey's "Always Be My Baby," where my friend Rachel hit play on the 'boom box' and I sang along with the recording. My 3rd grade song selection was "MMbop" by Hanson. I held the lyric (booklet) and sang along and still couldn't get the words right. (my shows have improved.. i hope)
+ My family is known for "Hootenannies" - we all sit around together and play guitars and sing our favorite songs. sometimes someone brings a banjo or a pedal steel or breaks out Lady Gaga songs (me).
+ When I heard Justin Timberlake's solo album in 2002 I fell in love with Pop music and the dream of being a performer.
+ When I heard Usher's "Yeah" in 2004 I knew I had to not only dance, but be a recording artist.
+ I'll never forget: singing along to Dixie Chick's "Wide Open Spaces" record in 3rd grade, dance contests with my siblings in the living room dancing along to Billy Joel, watching Whitney Houston sing "The Greatest Love of All" on TV, learning songs from the "Sound of Music" with my Oma (grandmother in German) and trying to help my mom write songs as a kid, playing Tball + Basketball. My grandmother was a true performer - an actress, singer, piano player, my Grandad as well, my Mom and my uncles too are musicians. Feels like they're all with me when I'm playing shows and following this dream, and a big part of why I do what I do.
+ I'm from Baltimore, Maryland and went to Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Excerpt from BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) from Emma's BMI SHOWCASE Atlanta, GA -
"Emma White's pop-savvy vocals and sugary groove ooze unabashed hope and undeniable promise." - BMI
Emma is a Pop singer-songwriter with R&B/Soul & Country influences. She is originally from Baltimore, MD and studied at Berklee College of Music ('10).