Emily Mae Winters

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Emily Mae Winters

Booking Agent: Denis Grabill

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Fast rising star on the U.K. Folk/ Country scene, Emily Mae Winters has that rare quality in a singer that makes critics reach for the superlatives. Described as having a voice that “stops you in your tracks” and “arresting, enthralling, tantalising” by Americana UK, Emily combines straight-to-the-heart bittersweetness with her own unique passion and drama in performance. A trained musical theatre performer turned Shakespearean actress, eventually Winters left the characters behind in favour of her guitar to tell her own stories through song. A self confessed ‘poetry geek’, growing up a fan of 19th Century romantic poetry and literature, Winters released her much awaited second album ‘High Romance’ in July 2019 which sits between the stormy seas of folk and country.

The record was produced by award winning London based Americana producer Matt Ingram at Urchin Studios (Florence and the Machine, Lucy Rose, Laura Marling, The Staves) Winters has received support from the BBC Country Show with Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show & BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday. The record reached No.3 in the iTunes Country Charts and was listed in Folk Radio UK’s Top Ten Albums of the Year leading to being awarded the PRSF Emerging Artist Award, two sell out headline tours with her band and invitations to play a host of prestigious festivals. Winters very recently supported award winning Nashville artist Molly Tuttle on her U.K. tour and received the PRS International Showcase fund to showcase at Folk Alliance International, New Orleans.

“Winters is her own woman & her voice has a uniqueness that transcends all comparisons. A force to be reckoned with. There’s a big future for her. 8/10.“
Americana UK

“Outstanding.. rich and expressive. Winters’ songs reflect a love of poetry giving a dark edge to songs that are beautifully performed”
★★★★ RocknReel Magazine

“Vibrant and experimental… sumptuously produced making it clear why Winters is gaining a following on both sides of the Atlantic”★★★★ Songlines

“Four years ago, Gretchen Peters’ Blackbirds set the benchmark by which future Americana albums would be measured. Winters has set a new one. Her voice variously as powerful as a raging thunderstorm or as gentle as a butterfly’s wing. Breathtaking.’ Folk Radio UK

“Strong follow up album from this Americana prodigy. Dark and moody, compelling vocal style” Maverick Magazine

“One of the finest slices of Americana you will hear. It won’t be long before reviews compare others to Winters rather than the other way round. A sure thing for best of the year lists.”

“Electrifying. She can effortlessly move between genres. Full of literary references. We are in no way dealing with a run of the mill artist. High Romance marks the arrival of a new force on the Americana scene.” W21 Country Music

“Emily Mae Winters has taken a big step towards the mainstream. Remarkable. Emily Mae’s voice is spectacularly good. Winters is moving on towards a big future.” Folking

“She combines heartfelt songs with her unique passion and drama. There is no doubting the talent of this lady in delivering a message. A rising star.” ★★★★Cross Country Magazine

“If I had to predict the path for Emily Mae Winters, there will be Radio 2 folk awards, respect will be gained. There’s a depth to her talent. I expect one day I’ll use the phrase ‘sounds like Emily Mae Winters.’ ” Americana UK

“Emily Mae Winters’ haunting songs are quickly permeating the U.K. folk and Americana scene” Acoustic Magazine- Best Summer Releases

“Haunting new release from British folk/ Americana artist Emily Mae Winters- simply chilling.” American Songwriter Magazine

“A sparkling collection of tracks and her voice is powerful, distinctive and timeless” Shire Folk

For North American bookings please contact Denis Grabill (denis@blackoakartists.com)