Raise Up Your Eyes with Emma Back” in an evening of multi-instrumental performance and community engagement that investigates how to heal personal and global conflict through bearing witness to issues of feminine power, racial and religious oppression, war and ancestry.
Hailing from the rural hills of Vermont, Back brings her Avant-Folk, Live-Looping multi-instrumentalism and years of vocal and violin training to engage communities in dialogues of darkness and transformation through a series of songs and reflections from her debut album Little World (released May 24th 2018).
Little World “soars on the strength of Back’s stunning vocals, sparse and compelling instrumentation, poetic lyrics and a captivating sound that conjures such singular artists as Andrew Bird, Rhiannon Giddens and Tori Amos while standing tall on its own unique merits.” (Tom Huntington, The Times Argus).
Back uses a loop pedal to create lush layers of vocal and string harmonies, accomplishing a sonic and poetic lyricism that reaches deep into the past and far into the future simultaneously. Whether she is tapping her violin bow on the mic stand, beat boxing, digging into a klezmer violin solo or whispering her haunting melodic stories, Back’s dynamic and passionate performance invokes in listeners a deep sense of intimacy and care.
Friday, July 13 at 5:00pm
Streetlight Records-Santa Cruz 939 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, California 95060