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Emily Hurd, Emily White, and Katie
Dahl in Concert at Just Goods Listening Room on May 1
(Musicians available for
interviews in advance of the show.)
Hurd, Emily White, and Katie Dahl will perform at Just Goods Listening Room, 201
7th St. in Rockford, IL, on Friday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m.
Admission is free, but freewill donations are accepted. For reservations or
more information, please call 815.965.8903 or visit justgoods.info.
Hurd, White, and Dahl are
Midwestern songwriters with loyal fan bases and multiple accolades to their
collective credit. Though they normally perform individually, at Just Goods
they will share their songs in an intimate “in-the-round” format, commenting on
and adding texture to one another’s work. Dahl, Hurd, and White are all firmly
rooted in the folk tradition, with songs that roam freely to explore country,
jazz, and rock traditions.
Rockford’s own acclaimed country-soul
singer Emily Hurd is a prolific songwriter, best known for her clear voice and
intelligent rhymes. New York Times says of Hurd: "She sits at
the piano, lips to the microphone, Frye boot to pedal, and speaks her mind—in
song." Her songs have appeared on NPR, as well as on television's NCIS, 90210,
and The Good Wife. She has currently produced 12 full-length
albums of original material, including a brand-new record called Landmark.
folk-rock touring singer/songwriter Emily White has been described as
standing out “conspicuously from the pack…with her hushed, preternaturally
haunting vocal delivery and bewitching sense of indie-rock-informed melody” (Connect Savannah). She has released four
albums to date, most recently the Kai Welch-produced LP Staking Flags in the Valley.She is based out of Chicago, but travels regularly throughout the US,
captivating crowds with her unique voice and favorite Martin guitar, bringing
her Southern roots and Midwestern charm to each city she visits.
singer-songwriter Katie Dahl, says the Milwaukee
Journal-Sentinel, “combines old-fashioned populism, an abiding love of the
land and wickedly smart love songs, all delivered in a rich and expressive
alto.” The literate candor of her songs and the easy humor of her live
performances earned her numerous songwriting awards, as well as the chance to
share stages with some of America's most respected songwriters, including Dar
Williams, Peter Mulvey, and Cheryl Wheeler. Katie is also a playwright whose
musical, Victory Farm, premiered to high acclaim in 2012 and
has since been made into a live cast album. Wisconsin Public Radio calls Dahl “the
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