#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Creative Zones

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Creative Zones

Today’s question is “What do you do to get into your creative zone?” Submitted by Lars Carl Schmid in Switzerland 🇨🇭 

#AskEmilyAnn: Keeping Up Momentum Without a Deadline

#AskEmilyAnn: Keeping Up Momentum Without a Deadline

Today’s question is “What advice do you have to keep the momentum even when there isn’t an actual deadline?”

New Song! "Tell Me Again"

New Song! "Tell Me Again"

I wrote this song for the Bushwick Book Club's most recent concert featuring songs inspired by Lindy West's book Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. (Pictured above, you'll see her sitting right in front of the stage! No pressure!) Lindy West is most definitely one of my modern heroines. She writes these killer articles for the New York Times and always has such important, powerful things to say.

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

#AskEmilyAnn FB Livestream: Midday Music

Today’s question: How do you know how “out” to be??

New Song! Tide's Turning (feat. Ben Sollee!)

New Song! Tide's Turning (feat. Ben Sollee!)

Oh you guys... today is a treat! Many of you know that last spring I stole myself away to go live with my Atlanta family and care for my grandpa (aka Poppop.) One of the really beautiful parts of being near this side of the family was that I got to hear all these stories that I hadn't heard before. I mean, I had heard the stories, but hadn't heard them with such detail!

FB Livestream: Every day I fall in love

FB Livestream: Every day I fall in love

Songwriting, authoring, teaching, mentoring: these are the things I have to offer. I know I could do almost anything else, but the pull of song and story is much stronger than my resistance to it. So I happily fall in love. Every day I fall in love.

6 Reasons Why a Song is The Greatest Gift You'll Ever Give

6 Reasons Why a Song is The Greatest Gift You'll Ever Give

One of my favorite parts of my job as a musician is writing songs for people. No, not for the greater public to enjoy via Spotify or at a house concert of mine, although I love that too. My favorite part about being a songwriter is...

Concert Window: Songs in a Stairwell (aka to the Moon and Back!)

Concert Window: Songs in a Stairwell (aka to the Moon and Back!)

Yesterday I took advantage of the perfect lighting and acoustics in a stairwell by *almost* spontaneously giving a little concert via the killer website, Concert Window! These shows are always so crazy. It blows my mind that I can press a couple buttons and send myself to the moon and back down for ANYONE, ANYWHERE to see!

New Song: Little Bit

New Song: Little Bit

Alternative Blog Post Title: "I Don't Have Time To Write Songs for a Kids Album! ...Or Do I?" I've got a lot going on these days - writing a book and getting ready to release a new album. As part of raising funds to release this album, I've set an album pre-order level for anyone to commission an original or cover song.

The Biggest Reveal I've Ever Done On The Internet... No, Really.

The Biggest Reveal I've Ever Done On The Internet... No, Really.

This week last year I was gleefully holed up in the Columbia City Theater with a handful of musician friends recording a certain album, *cough cough* MY album.

Yes, it's been a year. Although time has certainly flown, this day could not have gotten here any slower. Every step of the way has felt like molasses rolling down the sidewalk. 

A Song About Online Dating

A Song About Online Dating

Yep. That's right. 

A song about all the types of guys you'll find while online dating, written by yours truly.

When a Facebook Post Becomes a Song...!

When a Facebook Post Becomes a Song...!

One of my songwriting mentors, Jan Krist, saw a post I made on Facebook earlier this week....