Monthly Archives: June 2011
Few words from Pati deVries…
Jun 26 2011
Hey Music Lover,
Emily O’Halloran is not a trend-driven artist. Fresh and seemingly in her own world, she writes smoky Americana, her husky voice enveloping each track like cut velvet. Delivering her poetically understated songs in a penetrating baritone, Emily creates a cinematic Americana ghost town of landscape shot through with a raw, mystical energy — bordering at times on the shamanic.
Straight from the Australian bush where Emily was born and raised, her voice speaks volumes, like her lyrics, deep, intimate, and intensely compelling,. Think Nico and Tom Waits. For Morphine and Cupcakes her debut outing, Emily joined forces with Producer Mark Howard, who’s many legendary collaborators (Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits) also happen to be O’Halloran’s influences.
Raised on a commune in Australia, O’Halloran is a modern day beat poet who honed her craft in NYC then got the calling to go to Los Angeles where it was finally time to set music to tape. And the results are glorious. Wrap yourself in Emily’s golden cloak of a voice and enjoy.
Morphine and Cupcakes will be released this fall on Tear Stained Records distributed by Burnside.