EARLVILLE – Though only in her mid twenties, award winning Scottish singer and songwriter Emily Smith has firmly established herself as one of Scotland’s leading lights in folk music. Her band, which has toured worldwide, will be playing in the Earlville Opera House Arts Café at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 14.
Since becoming BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2002, Smith has gone on to gain further accolades of ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Year’ nominee (Scots Trad Music Awards, 2003) and ‘Scots Singer of the Year’ nominee (Scots Trad Music Awards, 2005). She gained an Honors degree in Scottish Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and is now not only a respected interpreter of traditional songs but is also gathering interest with her own compelling songwriting. To date, she has released two studio albums ‘A Day Like Today’ (Footstompin’ Records, 2002) and ‘A Different Life’ (White Fall Records, 2005) both to critical acclaim. Her third album is due for release in Autumn 2007.