Press

emith

“Cowboy Junkies atmospherics with Fleetwood Mac and Aimee Mann pop sensibilities”

Mac McDonald - Monterey Herald

“…a sound that mixes the real clarity of Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins with the intricate lyrics of early Fleetwood Mac or Fairport Convention…”

Judith Salkin - Desert Post Weekly

“alternate pop, but it is not a garage band…a musical recipe that includes blues, folk, country and rock with some Celtic mysticism mixed in there…”
Tom Martin, Elko Daily Free Press

Elko Daily Free Press / in pdf format

“…Not your father’s folk music.”
Steve Graham, Arvada Press

Arvada Press / in pdf format

“…a winning sound and style that is equally thought-provoking and catchy.”
John Roos - OC Weekly

“emith is…rising fast in LA’s acoustic renaissance”

Larry Wines - FolkWorks

“A cd that you can spin several times and each time it gets more beautiful…[imagine] ‘No Depression’ style Lucinda Williams with a degree and who lives in Venice, Ca…”
TDPRI (Telecaster forum) - http://preview.tinyurl.com/6qzycc

“melodic influences from rock, folk, country, blues and Celtic genres”
Julie Daniel, Antelope Valley Press, 11/14/08 - Antelope Valley Press

“These folks are really good!” said Roger Wm. Anderson, Performing Arts Chair. “I think they are headed for stardom. Their music is very beautiful, melodic and thought provoking.” (as quoted in Isanti County (Minnesota) News, 12/30/08)
Isanti County News

Half Moon Bay Review interview with Stacy Trevenon

“an intimate melodic performance with acoustic guitars and elegant vocals.”
Marci Marks, Studio City News 04/09

Founded in 2003 at a crossroads between Los Angeles and the infamous Inland Empire, emith (“the good life”) is an original band of the old and new, of humor and sadness, of the pristine and the profane. The band plays both as an acoustic duo, featuring new songwriter Carol Ann Ives on vocals and guitar, and highly respected guitarist Stevie Gurr (Dr. John, Elvin Bishop, and others) on guitar, bass and harmonica, and also as a full band supplemented by various local favorites on bass and drums. emith’s style of music features melodic, haunting influences from rock, folk, country, blues, and Celtic genres. One of the members of Peter Paul and Mary, apparently so overcome with a powerful inspiration in writing one of his songs, once started a foundation for songs that are inspired by spirits “calling from a distant place.” This is the kind of music emith features, ethereal but rootsy, lyrically compelling but catchy, and full of humor, passion and a wry sex appeal. The band brings a modern energy to melodies that sound as if they were written centuries ago. Accessible by both youthful and mature audiences, emith is a fresh new arrival producing compelling songs and an in-the-flesh impression that is hard to forget.

  • “Cowboy Junkies atmospherics with Fleetwood Mac and Aimee Mann pop sensibilities” Mac McDonald/Monterey Herald

    “…a sound that mixes the real clarity of Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins with the intricate lyrics of early Fleetwood Mac or Fairport Convention…” Judith Salkin, Desert Post Weekly

    “…a musical recipe that includes blues, folk, country and rock with some Celtic mysticism mixed in there…” Tom Martin, Elko Daily Free Press

    “…Not your father’s folk music.” Steve Graham, Arvada Press

    "...a winning sound and style that is equally thought-provoking and catchy." John Roos, OC Weekly