The Stokes County Arts Council welcomes 15 year old singer/songwriter and band, EmiSunshine and the Rain, to The Arts Place of Stokes, 502 Main St, on Thursday, March 12th at 7 pm in Danbury.
Named among the “10 new country artists you need to know” by Rolling Stone, EmiSunshine has been in the national spotlight since the age of nine. EmiSunshine and The Rain have made appearances on The Today Show, NBC’s “Little Big Shots,” Pickler & Ben, and the Grand Ole Opry, among others. In 2018, EmiSunshine was featured in the Elvis Presley documentary film, The King, alongside longstanding national stars such as Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Alec Baldwin, and Ashton Kutcher.
In October 2019, EmiSunshine and The Rain released Emi’s sixth studio album, Family Wars. No Depression magazine praised the album, describing EmiSunshine “as someone bold and talented enough to tackle today’s issues while honoring yesterday’s folk traditions.” Through ten songs and a bonus track, EmiSunshine explores and addresses tough topics like domestic violence, dysfunctional families, political corruption, mass murder, lost love, and freedom – those who have it, and those who seek it.
Following the release of Family Wars, EmiSunshine received the ASCAP Foundation Desmond Child Anthem Award in New York City that recognizes promising young artists. There is no better way to get to know this up-and-coming artist than hearing her live with her full band performing songs from her newest album, Family Wars.
Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 SCAC members and seniors, and $10 eighteen and under. Purchase tickets online or by calling Stokes Arts at 336-593-8159.