One of seven kids from a military family, one thing Emily Adams always
knew was rebellion. Her family ended up making a permanent home in the
Yucca Valley in California and life in the desert made her...long for the city!
She chafed at boundaries and prescribed expectations. She escaped into
her Dad’s vinyl collection. Dylan, Buddy Holly and Janis Joplin seeped into
her soul and fed her dreams.
By age 12, Emily was teaching herself acoustic guitar and harmonica and
loving the challenge. While clearly not as much fun for her siblings, she
was relentless in her pursuit of mastery. When she picked up her first
Fender Strat electric guitar she knew music would be her life. She had
found joy in the discipline—not to mention a rock and roll attitude.
After performing all over the Yucca Valley, her hometown crowd helped
her on her quest to fulfill her dream. At age 17, Ted Quinn, an early, ardent
supporter, hosted the “Send Emily Adams to NY Benefit Concert” at his
venue, Beatnik Cafe Lounge in Joshua Tree. With money & confidence
raised she left home at 17 and moved to the New York metro area.
Emily spent the years since honing her songwriting, playing and singing.
She played any open mic, gig and festival she could. It was often difficult
and she had to take time off to pay her bills in other ways.
After surviving a personal tragedy, she was newly driven to write and
exorcise her demons with performance. Drawing on her experiences,
Emily’s raw emotion and undeniable strength is evident in every word and chord.
Emily is unfailingly honest in her music. Her focus is empowerment, catharsis
and genuine connection with her audience. She is working in the studio every day
and is excited about the upcoming release of her 2nd Album.