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Emily Cavanagh

Singer, Songwriter, Activist, Artist
Music as a means of healing is an idea that permeates and informs most of Emily Cavanagh’s life. A working musician in New York City, Cavanagh has recorded three records to date and played with some of the city’s finest musicians. Cavanagh, a graduate of New York University, has spent nearly ten years combining two passions-music and service- playing music, while helping underserved and homeless young adults find their voice through the arts.

Cavanagh —born to a large Irish American family in Chicago, and living amongst the doers and dreamers of NYC — has an ebullient vocal style influenced by the singers of the forty’s and fifty’s, while maintaining a great pop sensibility. Cavanagh, an independent artist, is a published songwriter, signed to an administration deal with the boutique publishing company Danger Village Music Publishing (distributed through Kobalt Music) in LA.

Cavanagh’s last record, Keep it with Mine, produced by Leo Sidran (grammy nominated producer, Garcia Lorca) featured collaborations by Jeremy Zmuda and Nir Sadovnik, finding a home on stations like Pandora, Itunes, Spotify, and publications such as American Songwriter and The Guardian. Korina Lopez, music journalist of USA Today tweeted about the project calling the record “a little gem.”

Since its release, Cavanagh has found success playing shows in rooms like NYC’s Living Room, Blue Note, Rockwood Music Hall, Chicago’s Schubas, LA’s Hotel Cafe, Nashville’s The Basement, and Dublin’s Whelans. She often tours and plays abroad in Ireland, in addition to opening for the multi-platinum selling Irish singer/songwriter, Paddy Casey. She has provided back up vocals for musicians like James Apollo (in his opening act for Lord Huron.)

Cavanagh’s song “Dark was the Night” has been highlighted as a song honoring Rwandan Genocide survivors, and she has now performed this piece for The United Nations, Georgetown University, and The Jewish Museum of Heritage.

In early 2017, the instrumental of Emily's song "Treehouse" was featured in the trailer for Woody Harrelson's new movie "Wilson," a Fox Searchlight Picture. Her music has been heard in NY Tech events, and in French photographer, Garance Dore’s video "Can Anybody be a Photographer."

Cavanagh’s newest venture will include the release of three new EP's in late spring of 2017, a mix of both originals and covers, along with collaborations by some of her favorite songwriters, producers, & musicians.

A new addition to Broadway Musical Director, Mary Mitchell Campbell’s “Artists Striving to End Poverty,” Cavanagh works freelance for arts non-profits who work with artists to bring music to youth living in poverty in places like India, South Africa, and the DR. Cavanagh remains passionate about using her music to bring awareness to causes close to her heart, helping people find their voice while sharing her own with all of us.

All music available on Itunes, Spotify, Pandora, MTV New Artist, and CDBaby.