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Emma Frances is a singer-songwriter with roots on two coasts: Boston and San Diego. Born into a family of music-lovers, Emma defines the Coastal Folk genre by drawing inspiration from the woods of rural Massachusetts and the laid back groove of southern California. Through her music, she explores identity, love, and adulthood, crafting stories from her personal experiences. Often compared to the likes of Madison Cunningham, Laura Marling, and Carole King, Emma's memorable melodies and raw lyrics blend Americana and Indie Pop, with a sprinkle of Irish Folk.

Early Musical Exposure

At age 3, Emma was a super-fan of The Wizard of Oz. Early home videos show a toddler Emma passionately singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” From there, her involvement in music developed by playing classical piano with her mom and 1920s ukulele tunes with her dad. At the age of 13, she delved into the world of guitar, learning fingerstyle picking inspired by musicians such as Laura Marling, Paul McCartney, and Cat Stevens. Acoustic fingerpicking has become a cornerstone of Emma’s style. She has spent over a decade performing in small venues in Boston and Southern California, where her quiet yet soulful performances blend the softness of acoustic folk with the rhythmic intensity of pop music.

First Album and Subsequent Releases

Emma's self-recorded album, "Post It Songs", was released in 2016 as a personal challenge to document songs written in high school. After a hiatus to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, her single "Nice To Meet You," came out in 2020 as a reflection of her adventures during a six-month study abroad in New Zealand. In 2023, Emma released “You’ll Never Know,” as a personal goodbye to a lost love. 

Current Projects and Future Endeavors

As a kickstart to 2024, Emma released “Days” as the first single to her anticipated EP, “Caverns of Youth”. Her newest single "Honey" released April 4, 2024. The project represents the latest chapter in Emma's ongoing musical journey, as she processes family, adulthood, and emotions through her music.

Emma performs regularly at songwriter showcases and house concerts, bringing a distinct upbeat spunk to her acoustic sets. Focused on building community through music, Emma she welcomes opportunities to foster collaboration with other artists. 

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