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 an angelic voice and lyrics laid bare, Emily Scott Robinson is pioneering her own brand of roots music: Southern Gothic folk . She enchants her audiences with stories and songs that are equal parts playful, darkly funny, heart-wrenching and redemptive.
In 2017, Emily was featured on PRI's show "The World" for her single, "Traveling Mercies." She was also named a winner of the 2017 Wildflower Festival Performing Songwriter Contest. In 2016, Emily won the Grassy Hill New Folk competition at Kerrville Folk Festival, in addition to an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Telluride Troubadour Contest. In 2015, she won first place and her Gibson guitar 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.
// Press //
- "March, 2017: Traveling Mercies" Featured on NPR's "The World"
- Adventure Journal: "The Music of the Open Road"
- 2017 Wildflower Arts & Music Festival Artist Interview
- 2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners
- May/June 2015 Lyric Contest Spotlight: Winner Emily Robinson "American Songwriter"