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Emily Elbert, Not My Sister, and Francesca Blanchard at The Parlor Room

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Francesca Blanchard

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32 Masonic St

Northampton, MA 01060

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Emily Elbert, Not My Sister, and Francesca Blanchard at The Parlor Room

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EMILY ELBERT

We Who Believe in Freedom, the fifth album from Emily Elbert, provides both a thoughtful meditation on the status quo and heartening call-to-action for our inner activist. In a merging of groove-laden soul and introspective folk styles, Elbert shares her reflections on today’s political climate, and also brings a new light to the work of revolutionary artists like Marvin Gaye and Pete Seeger. In intimate, stripped recordings, Elbert’s voice and guitar work serve as clear channels for messages of peace and justice, as relevant now as ever before.

In 2018, L.A. Weekly named Emily among the “Best of L.A. Music”, noting that “Elbert would be considered remarkable just for her guitar playing, which segues from hard-edged funk and blues to subtle jazz intricacy. But she’s an equally adept vocalist, weaving her soulful phrasing nimbly within the rhythms of her guitar chords.” In addition to her solo work, Emily has contributed her voice and guitar to projects by Esperanza Spalding, Dweezil Zappa, and Phish’s Mike Gordon, and co-wrote Bruno Major's viral hit “Easily.” On tour, she has opened for artists like G. Love & Special Sauce, Emily King, Leon Russell, and Richie Havens, and played 1200+ independent shows in 30 countries around the world.

In the opening song on her new album, Elbert beckons to listeners, “hold on for the healing, family / all voices needed / to speak up and to listen, to act on intention / we’ve got work to do.” This album is an expression of her own work, a true prayer for peace and justice - in turn, providing a soundtrack for progress to come. We Who Believe in Freedom will be available on all platforms October 24.

http://www.emilyelbert.com/

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NOT MY SISTER

The front women of Upstate.

https://www.facebook.com/notmysistertrio/

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https://wearecommonfolk.bandcamp.com/album/not-my-sister-4-7-17

FRANCESCA BLANCHARD

Francesca recalls her Mediterranean childhood as one of bare feet on terra cotta tiles, fuchsia sunsets, fresh mistral breezes, the aroma of lavender and evening cricket choirs. La vie douce (“the sweet life”) aptly describes the rhythm and rhyme of those early years, where extended sojourns to a family cabin in the Alps further nourished a love of wild, open spaces and the solitary peace of simple living in the heart of a family that was anything but conventional.

Raised by the voices of Tracy Chapman, Eva Cassidy, Françoise Hardy and Nora Jones (among others), Francesca has always felt a strong connection to deeply intimate female vocals, ("the ones that speak for themselves", as Blanchard puts it). Notable performances include opening for Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading and Yuna, along with performing at Les FrancoFolies de Montréal and the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

Following her 2011 six-track EP, Blanchard released an extended EP in 2014 with three additional demo tracks. She recorded her first full-length album of original songs (six in English, six in French) in the summer of 2014.

Pouring her heart into delicate melodies written for the acoustic guitar, Blanchard’s debut album deux visions was released on October 2, 2015. It was produced by Chris Velan (Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars), mixed by acclaimed Montreal producer Jean Massicotte (Lhasa, Patrick Watson, Arthur H, Jorane) and mastered at the prestigious Metropolis Studios in London. The album reflects Francesca’s travels, both physical and emotional, with influences ranging from Norah Jones and Carla Bruni to Eva Cassidy and Françoise Hardy.

http://www.francescablanchard.com/

https://www.facebook.com/francescablanchardmusic/

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Emily Elbert

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32 Masonic St

Northampton, MA 01060

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