Each week on The World, we feature a unique selection of music, and every week, we put together the highlights for you here. Emily Scott Robinson was one of the artists World host Marco Werman met at this year's South by Southwest music festival in Austin.
With a clear, sweet voice, Emily Scott Robinson will leave you breathless with songs that are both heart-wrenching and dark, playful and surprising. She writes with raw lyrical power and authenticity, enchanting audiences with an intimate performance every time.
In 2016, Emily won the Grassy Hill New Folk competition at Kerrville Folk Festival. She also received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Telluride Troubadour Contest. In 2015, she won first place in the “American Songwriter” May/June Lyric Contest, as well as an Honorable Mention in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase.
Emily released her debut album, “Magnolia Queen,” in February 2016. She is currently touring full time, living on the road with her husband in their motorhome, writing and performing across the country.
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"Remember the name since you won’t be able to forget the music. Robinson’s debut Magnolia Queen, a haunting, acoustic eight-song collection [...] is more than worth the price of admission, featuring impassioned vocals and stunning songwriting that’s garnered her honors from American Songwriter magazine and the Kerrville Folk Festival, among others. The first track off the album is a murder ballad recounted matter-of-factly and unapologetically by a scorned wife with vengeance on her mind. Now that Robinson is pursuing music full-time, listeners can look forward to hearing more from a literate songsmith who’s only just begun to showcase her talents." - Goodnight Hestia
- May/June 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Emily Robinson "American Songwriter"
- 2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Press Release