Emily Mae Winters
November 25, 2017 15:00
We are so looking forward to welcoming Emily Mae Winters to Lewes for an in-store. A poetic and literate singer songwriter hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, Emily Mae Winters' songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. One of the fastest rising stars of folk, she embarks on her second tour of the year this Autumn/ Winter. Her debut album, released in April, builds upon the transatlantic sounds on her EP ‘Foreign Waters’, which earned her a host of emerging artist awards nominations including winning the Guardian songwriting contest. It was also selected as one of Acoustic Magazine’s ‘Best Summer Releases’. She received a scholarship to showcase with EFDSS (English Folk Song and Dance Society) at Folk Alliance International in the U.S. 'Siren Serenade’ blends together traditional and modern instrumental sounds of folk and transatlantic music.
Produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk award winner Ben Walker (musical partner to Josienne Clarke) the album is being received with widespread critical acclaim receiving numerous radio plays including BBC Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday, countless other BBC regional folk shows, as well as International Folk and Americana Radio in the US. It is an 11 track album of original contemporary and traditional folk songs which draw inspiration from poetry, myths and stories of love, loss, fate and memory. This album features a full ensemble and choral sound with arrangements including a team, made up, of some of the best musicians currently on the British Folk scene, including collaborations with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker, Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Evan Carson (Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys) Lukas Drinkwater and more.
Siren Serenade is available in-store and online and has had some brilliant reviews...
"Vibrant and Experimental" **** Songlines
"Outstanding.. rich and expressive." **** RnR (R2)
"Invigorating and Impressive" fRoots
"Simply beautiful... enchanting" Folk Radio UK
"Siren Serenade is a must.“ Bright Young Folk
"Haunting new release from British Folk Singer Emily Mae Winters….chilling" American Songwriter Magazine
"A nod to both sides of the Irish Sea- The result is something unique.” The Irish World
"Ripplingly lovely… mesmerising vocals” Folking
“One of the most exciting rising stars of UK folk and Americana…an album full of high quality crafted music.. She paints beautiful and deeply atmospheric word pictures.“ Laurel Canyon Music UK
“Almost filigree like in construction, glittering, but still able to breathe… “Siren Serenade” will be wrecking ships for decades, the enchantment too hard to resist" Fatea Magazine