Emily Hurd and A Cache in the Warehouse Floor

Emily Hurd
A Cache in the Warehouse Floor

Emily Hurd is a singer-songwriter from Rockford, Illinois who is extremely driven and very talented. She has a voice that is refreshing and a true talent on the piano. She mainly sings and plays the piano, but her musical talents reach far beyond the two.

I remember seeing Emily at the Elbow Room in Chicago for her first cd release party for her first album Lines, which Columbia College’s Label picked up. Her live performance is incredible because of her voice.

She hasn’t disappointed on any of her albums up to this date. The best and probably the quirkiest part about Emily’s music, is she is not afraid to use big words. We joked about her use of language in her songs a long time ago, but now its a part of her writing. I remember people used to tell Emily that she needed to stop using “big words” in her music. They thought no one would listen to it because of her use of words. I wonder what they are thinking now? I think it is crazy and I’m glad she never dumbed down as we used to say.

She’s bright, talented, and a delight to see live. Need to hear a little bit of Emily? Check out her MySpace or her Official Site. Her influences: Hoagy Carmichael, Tom Waits, Erik Satie, Solomon Burke, Kris Kristofferson, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, Claude Debussy, Ray Charles, Greg Brown, Mavis Staples, Bon Iver, Pat Sweany. That should give you an impression of the mix of sounds that appear in her music.

Emily’s Video and Tour Dates after jump…

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Emily’s Your Dates:

 Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Lucky 7′s

9:00 pm

322 2nd Street
Jersey City NJ 07302
USA
(201) 418-8585

Friday, October 17th, 2008

The Dockside

7 pm

825 S. Lake Blvd.
Mahopac NY
845.621.0057

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Cafe Gizzi’s

7 pm

16 W. 8th Street
New York NY 10011
212.260.9700

With Shiloh Andrews and Jacob Vanags

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Arlene’s Grocery

7 pm

95 Stanton Street
New York NY 10002
212.995.1652

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

WSPN

Interview and music with Chris McGill – 11:00 am

162 Edie Road
Saratoga Springs NY
USA

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Cornelia Street Cafe

Soul of the Blues – 9:15 pm

29 Cornelia Street
New York City NY 10014
212-989-9319
Price: $10

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

An Beal Bocht Cafe

10 pm

445 West 238th Street
The Bronx. NYC (near Greystone Ave) NY
718-884-7127
Price: No Cover

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

The White Eagle Saloon

8:30 pm

836 N. Russell Street
Portland OR 97227
USA
(503) 282-6810
Price: Free

Opening for Andy Pratt!!

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The Thirsty Lion

Songwriter Showcase – 9 pm

71 SW 2nd Ave and Ash Street
Portland OR 97204
USA
(503) 222-2155

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Mock Crest Tavern

4:30 pm

3435 N. Lombard Street
Portland OR 97217
USA
(503) 283-5014

Happy Hour

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Avogadro’s Number

8:00 pm

605 S. Mason Street
Fort Collins CO 80524
USA
(970) 493-5555

Songwriters In The Round

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Paradigm

8 pm

1022 Michigan Avenue
Sheboygan WI
920.457.5277

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

University of Wisconsin

8 – 10 pm

Platteville WI

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Severson Dells Nature Center

6:30 pm

8786 Montague Road
Rockford IL 61102
USA
(815) 335-2915

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The Village Theatre

7 pm

50400 herry Hill Road
Canton Township MI
734.394.5300

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

Mead Street Station

9:00 pm

3625 W 32nd Ave
Denver CO 80211
USA
(303) 433-2138

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Songwriter Sessions

7:00 pm

273 Main Street
Oxford MA 01540
U.S.A.
508-987-9636
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