After releasing three albums of original contemporary folk music, singer/songwriter Emily Mure shines a light on her influences — as well as her unique, classically-influenced arrangements — with Sad Songs and Waltzes.
A six-track EP of reimagined cover songs, Sad Songs and Waltzes finds Mure putting her own stamp on material originally performed by some of her favorite artists. Tracks from the EP will be released as a string of singles this summer, while the full project will officially hit stores September 13th.
Raised on New York City’s Roosevelt Island, Emily Mure sharpened her songwriting chops while studying music at Ithaca College and busking on the streets of Galway, Ireland. She later returned to New York, pursuing her songwriting career in the same city that housed her grandfather, musician Billy Mure. Over the course of three acclaimed albums, she has cracked the Top 10 on the Folk DJ Charts, showcased at the International Folk Alliance conference, toured internationally, and seen her music featured on NBC, ABC, and PBS. She’s also made a habit of nodding to those who’ve come before her, adding covers of David Bowie’s “As the World Falls Down” and Cake’s “Mexico” to the original music that fills previous albums. With Sad Songs and Waltzes, she directs her focus toward her influences, while also doubling down on her own ability to transform — and transcend — the sounds that helped inspire her to pursue a career as a songwriter.
Matt Sucich writes songs mostly with a pen and sings them always with his face. Aren’t bios silly?
Matt Sucich (pron: Sue-Sitch) is from Queens, NY and has appeared at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN (2012), Electric Lady’s Heartbreaker Banquet on Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX ranch (2015), Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE. (2013), Newport Folk in Newport, RI (2015 & 2016), and The Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, NY(2009) as well as many other extraordinary stages.
Isn’t that impressive?
Matt Sucich has supported & shared the stage with headline acts including, but not limited to, Levon Helm, Adam Duritz & Counting Crows, Lucius, Rachael Yamagata, The Lone Bellow, Hunter Hayes, Daughtry (really? yes, really) and Lewis Watson.
How about now? Impressed?
Matt doesn’t complain about music streaming services so please, by all means, stream his music guilt free. For starters you should listen to his newest double A-Side single “Fire On Bowery/After The Fire” (available March 22nd,2017.)
Matt can’t confirm or deny that he did not write this bio himself mildly buzzed on Bordeaux while watching “The West Wing.”