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Emily Drinker is an independent award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia. She blends folk, pop, and rock with a high-energy band and soulful 3-part harmonies through live looping. Emily has been featured by NPR Music, Philadelphia's WXPN, and played at many regional festivals including Firefly, Musikfest, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. In the last few years, Emily has opened for rock icon Pat Benatar, baroque pop singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, songwriting legend JD Souther (Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, James Taylor), alt-rock band Switchfoot, singer-songwriter Joey Dosik (Vulfpeck) and bass virtuoso Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon’s Graceland). In addition to a busy performance schedule in Philly and its surrounding areas, Emily enjoys working as a session vocalist doing sync work for national TV shows, and performing in half a dozen local bands. 


Photo by Tessa Marie Images for Main Line Today

Read the interview from the September 2022 issue here!

Selfie with the incredible Pat Benatar! July 7, 2022 at Univest Performance Center in Quakertown, PA when Emily opened the show. More photos from the show here.

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