April 7th, 2023 9pm Stage 1
Following the first two singles, Emily returned to work with Hugh Pool at Excello where he has worked with Taj Mahal, Debbie Harry, and Michael Pitt and a host of others. Once again, drummer Keith Robinson and bassist Charles Dechants joined. Here they recorded “Changes,” “Turn Around,” “New Feelin,” “Butterfly,” “Hometown,” as well as “He Held onto Me” and “Sad Affair” on which Brian Mitchell, a musician who has worked with countless heavyweights such as Bob Dylan himself, played keys. Irreverently titled It’s Me or the Dog, this album is Emily’s most personal and fully realized offering to date. It’s indicative of everywhere she’s been and everywhere she still wants to go.