Emily Kurn | The Doorman

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The Doorman

by Emily Kurn

A compelling acoustic album with beautiful vocals and guitar work.new folk woven with Americana.not to be missed.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. A Little Peace
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2. The Doorman
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3. Totem
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4. Nowhere Near
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5. Other Places to Go
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6. Lullaby
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7. Records (of where we are)
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8. I am the Sun
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"She's such an incredible talent for someone so young in years..." (Independent Songwriter Web-Magazine)

"...reminiscent of that early Dar William's wit. Keep your eye on her...." (Soundcheck Magazine)

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2007 KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALIST

2007 WOODY GUTHRIE SONGWRITING CONTEST
2nd Place for Mississippi Moon

2004 JUST PLAIN FOLKS AWARD NOMINATIONS
Best Americana Song - Whitebird
Best New Folk Song - Annie and Sam
Best Roots Song - Dave's Song

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SONGWRITER'S ASSOCIATION AWARD
Best Song - "Annie and Sam" from Whitebird

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It is no wonder Emily Kurn is turning heads wherever she goes. With a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts and 20 years of performance experience ranging from classical ballet and voice, to piano and musical theater, Emily Kurn is undeniably at home onstage.

A songwriter and wordsmith since she was very small, Emily began a solo music career in 1997 when she was a student at UC Santa Cruz. She recorded her debut self-titled record shortly thereafter, and went on to record two more albums in the next three years. She transferred from UC Santa Cruz to Brandeis University (Boston, MA) in 2000, where she performed in the Club Passim New Faces Showcase. In 2003, she released "Whitebird" which has been praised by publications including SingOut! Magazine and Performer Magazine. Four of it's tracks were nominated for Just Plain Folks Awards, and one track received a Best Song Award from the Northern California Songwriter's Association.

When Emily is not hiding out in the Chugach Mountains of Southcentral Alaska, which is becoming rarer and rarer these days, she can be seen in venues from California to New York. Her newest release "Things Change," recorded at the Signature Sounds Studio with co-producer and engineer Mark Thayer, features a talented ensemble including Duke Levine on guitar, Lorne Entress on drums, and Richard Gates on bass.

As a finalist in this year's Kerrville New Folk Contest and a 2nd place win in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest, Emily won't be a stranger for long. But if you come across her out on the road, be wary of any casual invitations for a Scrabble game. She always wins.

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Michael Khouri- Northeast Performer Magazine

Beautiful, Compelling....impressive work!
23 year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist Emily Kurn is a young, poetic woman with an ancient soul. Her profound thoughts and lyrics defy her tender years. She has seemingly lived many lives, collecting wisdom, insight, and a few scars along the way. Her songs are conversational in style, reminding one of Joni Mitchell, but her original stamp is clearly marked on all 8 tracks of this impressive work. With The Doorman, Kurn testifies about the harsh, cynical times she lives in. She, however, clothes her evidence in beautiful guitar work, compelling vocals, and a hard fought optimism...
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wil ferguson, sidelong glances photoworks

intelligent, inticing, and intriguing, wrapped up in a sweet voice.
I found Emily lurking in the shadows at Whole Wheat Radio, her voice tinkling in the cold night air, like the ringing of icecycles on an evergreen branch, and I have been in love ever since. She is an intelligent writer; inticing lyrics blended with relaxed, confident music, and one of the sweetest voices since Melanie. This one is sure to go very far indeed, if she chooses. She'll go anywhere she pleases with her music, if her follow up is as good as 'Doorman.' I believe it will be.
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