My 2020 Vision 

In all seriousness, I actually do have 2020 vision.


Poor eyesight runs in my family but somehow I’ve been spared. However, as I approach the next decade of life, I’m told by my ‘slightly more mature’ friends that the eyesight will start to go and I too will be changing the font size on my iPhone and holding menus an arm’s reach away. Maybe my New Year’s resolution should be to take care of my eye health, or health in general, so I can keep this ironic 2020 thing going for at least another year.  😉


This new and awesome year has started off with a bang! Right out of the gate, I found myself at Noble Street Studios in Toronto on January 3rd recording a couple of new tracks with producer Gavin Brown for my upcoming album. There’s no wasting time this year—not that I wasted much last year! Life is busy or as my friend Suzy Lamont likes to say, “Life is full.” I like this more relaxed and positive outlook on a stacked calendar of events and long to-do lists. It’s good to have progressive happenings and it will help me stay out of trouble—I wonder what kind of trouble I could get into if I had more time on my hands? Feel free to send me your suggestions, just in case some time frees up later this year! Hahahaha!


The concert calendar kicks off early this year, as it does every year, with one of my favourite events, ‘Light Of Day Winterfest’ in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Musicians and music lovers gather from ALL OVER THE WORLD to support raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Disease research. This year the Light Of Day organization will celebrate their 20th anniversary and will hopefully reach the 6 million dollar mark in funds raised over the last 20 years. I’m honoured to be a part of several shows over the course of the January festival including performances at The Stone Pony, Paramount Theatre and Wonder Bar, to name a few. Check out my website for more detailed info on where I’ll be playing!


February 3rd I’ll be performing a song at the 23rd Maple Blues Awards where I’m also nominated in three categories: New Artist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. The event will take place at Koerner Hall and tickets are still available for this exciting event through .


I will be back in Kingston at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on Valentine’s Day (February 14) for a show featuring some new originals, tunes from past releases, special guests and a few surprises — I like to keep things interesting!


Finally, before I head back into the studio to finish up my new album, I will perform at Hugh’s Room Live in Toronto. An awesome listening room with great staff, menu and cocktail list—it’s always one of my favourite performances of the year and I’m thrilled to spend the extra day of 2020 there. It’ll be one last performance—Saturday, February 29th— before the festival season kicks off in late Spring. I hope to see you there, Toronto friends. 🙂


My wish to you all in this new year is health, happiness and MUSIC! 2020 is sure to bring new adventures for us all and I hope a couple of them allow us to cross paths.


All the best to you all!


Xo - Emily


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