She’s from Orlando, Florida. She’s Nashville-bound—world-bound!
She is Emily Kopp, and she knows how it works for a music artist, how you struggle, how you do everything yourself and live out of a van, on stage night after night. Emily is prepared, and she is on a fast and furiously entertaining path to singer-songwriter success.
Emily’s style is described as a mix of blues and folk with a dash of gritty pop vocals. Combined with her enthusiastic confidence on stage and a natural ability to connect with her audience, you can understand how she was able to make it to a performance at the 2014 SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. That’s quite the big deal!
She’s already released a full length record, Serendipity Find Me, which debuted at No.39 on i-Tunes, and has been featured on Billboard.com. In the same month as her record release, she was also selected as a BMI Indie Spotlight Artist.
Having opened for such well-known singers and bands as Brandi Carlile, Kenny Loggins, Marc Cohn, Matchbox 20 and Delta Rae, not only broadens Emily’s fan base, it’s also serves as a performer’s internship. In an interview in March of this year, she talked about learning from Delta Rae, the Durham, NC, based folk/rock band, “They really are the epitome of grassroots, coming up on your own terms, in your own way. And I respect that a lot,” she said.
Emily’s doing it grassroots style, too, having recently recorded an EP and currently in a pledge campaign to fund its release. The EP, Making Sense Of, was written and recorded in Nashville last summer. For someone in her early 20s, Emily is surprisingly savvy about all things music-biz, and is ready to roll on releasing the EP with a publicist, manager & booking agent, and a business plan in place. She’s on the road most of the time, playing gigs with her band, ready for the next phase of her brilliant musical career.
This is a little musical treat to help prepare you for Emily’s April 10th TEDxGreenville performance: a video of “When We Fight,” from her CD, Serendipity Find Me.
This post is one in a series featuring presenters at the April 10th annual conference. For details about TEDxGreenville 2015: HeadVROOM, visit the conference and presenter pages. Tickets are sold out, but never fear — we’re streaming!