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Emily Drinker is an 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 summer of 2022 Emily opened for rock icon Pat Benatar, songwriting legend JD Souther (Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, James Taylor), and bass virtuoso Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon’s Graceland). In 2020 and 2021, she hosted and produced a livestream series with a friend called Every Cent Concerts to support local artists during the pandemic. In addition to her busy performance schedule in Philly and its surrounding areas, Emily enjoys working as a session vocalist doing sync work for national TV shows. Emily’s new album, Starting to Feel, and busy summer of performing have garnered her write-ups in magazines and blogs including Main Line Today, Music Mecca, Dusty Organ, and No Depression. Most recently, Emily's band won a contest that awarded them a slot playing on the Martin Guitar Main Stage at the 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival in August, which was a dream come true for this rising star.

Photo by Ron Adelberg.


Photo by Tessa Marie Images for Main Line Today

Read the interview from the September 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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