February 26th, 2020 11pm Stage 1
Emily Zuzik is an L.A. based Americana singer-songwriter who has planted her musical roots in a unique eclectic blend of alt-country, modern, rhythm & blues and rock music. She brings to her songs a woman’s vulnerability and strength in the tradition of Patsy Cline and Madonna. As a singer-songwriter, her music captures the film-noir essence of Los Angeles’ haunted past infused with the soul of the Memphis Stax sound. Her songs compel and engage as they call to mind her musical kinship with Carole King and Rickie Lee Jones. Her voice is warm as she seduces the listener in a way reminiscent of Sheryl Crow and Liz Phair. She is currently celebrating the release of her latest single Trouble, cowritten and produced by Grammy winning bassist Ted Russell Kamp (Tanya Tucker), coming out Feb. 7. Her full album, Torch & Trouble, comes out in May 2020.
Over the last two decades as a solo artist from San Francisco to New York to LA, Emily has released 14 solo and collaborative albums, EPs and singles. Most recently, her 2017 three-song EP Tender, cowritten and produced with Geoff Pearlman (Echo in the Canyon, Shelby Lynne, Jakob Dylan) includes the blue-eyed soul of the title song, met with critical acclaim. In 2016, Emily re-teamed with Tim Lefebvre (Tedeschi Trucks Band, David Bowie’s Blackstar) to create an experimental EP titled, Angelenos. The duo released an album, Domestic Blitz, in 2010 as well. In 2011, Emily was a featured singer and cowriter of "The Low Hum" on Moby's Destroyed album. Emily sang the theme song to the NBC rom com Love Bites (2010-11) and the end credit song for the film The Endless. Additionally, Emily sang songs for the Aimee Teagarden character in the WB series Aim High.