Berklee Summer Concert SeriesEmily Elbert
Raised in Texas on a musical diet of Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Taylor, and '60s radio, 21-year-old Emily Elbert first picked up the guitar when she was 15. Her self-taught approach on the instrument grew to include singing and songwriting, and her passionate involvement in these three soon led to the creation of her debut CD of original material, Bright Side, in 2006.
Elbert then moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music, but simultaneously continues to maintain a musical career. She's toured with G Love & Special Sauce and Kaki King, and was a featured artist at the North American Folk Music Alliance in Memphis. Boston-based WUMB-FM radio named her the Best New Artist of 2008. She has played more than 300 gigs worldwide, from Los Angeles to New York, from Alaska to Tennessee, from Peru to Puerto Rico, and has just returned from Scotland, where she was a guest of the Burnsong International Songwriting Contest, played for Scottish Parliament, and was broadcast on BBC Radio. Elbert is currently in the process of recording her second studio album in New York, expected to be released in fall 2010.