ALAMOSA — Society Hall, at 400 Ross Avenue in Alamosa, is proud to present Kerrville New Folk winner and former Alamosa resident Emily Scott Robinson, with special guest Bethel Steele, in concert Saturday, July 29th at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door, and are available online at www.societyhall.org, or in Alamosa at the Green Spot.
With an angelic voice and lyrics laid bare, Emily Scott Robinson is pioneering her own brand of roots music – she calls it Southern Gothic folk. She enchants her audiences with stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive. Emily was a resident of Alamosa in 2010 when she moved here from her North Carolina home to serve a year as a volunteer at La Puente, and quickly made many friends and fans while sharing her music around the area at community celebrations and events.
Alamosa musician and Society Hall board member Don Richmond remarks, “Emily has a voice of crystalline clarity reminiscent of a young Nanci Griffith, yet totally her own, full of warmth, depth, and life – evoking the richness of the fertile musical and literary legacy of her Carolina roots.”
For the last few years, Emily has been lighting up the sky of folk music like a shooting star or a blazing comet, seemingly winning accolades and contests everywhere she plays. In 2017, Emily was featured on Public Radio International’s show “The World” for her single, “Traveling Mercies.” She was also named a winner of the 2017 Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Contest. In 2016, Emily won the Grassy Hill New Folk competition at Kerrville Folk Festival, in addition to an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Telluride Troubadour Contest. In 2015, she won first place and her Gibson guitar in the “American Songwriter” May/June Lyric Contest, as well as an Honorable Mention in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.
Emily released her debut album, “Magnolia Queen,” in February 2016. She is currently touring full time, living on the road with her husband in their motorhome, writing and performing across the country. Society Hall is thrilled to welcome her back to Alamosa to share her beautiful music with friends old and new!
Opening the show is Bethel Steele. Bethel has toured from Portland, Maine to Austin, Texas slinging songs and sharing stories with listeners. B’s career began in Boston, Massachusetts in 2008 and after releasing four projects there, is now based out of Fort Collins. Something of an amalgam of Lori McKenna, Mary Gauthier, Lucinda Williams and Neil Young, Bethel “draws the listener in with songs that are clearly intensely personal, but reveal themselves to be true for us all. You cannot help but be moved and perhaps changed a little for the better in listening to them.” (Kelly Walker, Sundilla Radio Hour.)