"Smooth, smokey vocals poured over upright bass and ukulele"
Emily Turner is a singer, song writer, and multi-instrumentalist based out of Applegate, Oregon. Spanning across genres from Americana, folk, indie, jazz, reggae and funk, her experience infuses a wide array of feels into her compositions. Her instrument of choice is upright bass, but in order to perform alone while traveling, she incorporates ukulele and a light weight loop pedal, thus creating a unique and enchanting representation of original songs and playfully chosen covers. Her reach is rapidly expanding since having enabled herself to perform solo- easily drawing the attention of all the people in the room as she performs with her unique yet familiar sound.
Emily has performed in several Oregonian projects, including Verbs & Nouns, The Alphadelics, Mad Woodsy, and Turner Moore Band. She currently performs live with her solo act, sings backups for her fiancé Marv Ellis, and produces with her duet project Verbs & Nouns. She also continually fosters other special collaborations across the Pacific Northwest, and internationally.
Emily was raised in Anchorage Alaska, and though she played cornet in band while in middle school, she did not pick up the upright bass until later in life, while living in Ashland, Oregon attending university for Environmental Studies. She is self taught in all regards- bass, ukulele, singing, looping, and song writing, though she continually pushes herself to new heights through enjoying collaboration and developing her performances.