Perhaps you’ve encountered them with June and the Bee, Old Flame, Emma June or Ruby Mack; either way the creative crux is always Emma Ayres! One of our Valley’s most creative playwrights, actors, musicians and writers, Emma is a whirlwind of talent. Their latest release, “Hard Work”, made it’s premiere on WXOJ’s The Town Crier this week. The CD release party is at Easthampton’s Marigold Theater this Saturday night 6/18!
Our segment covers a lot of topics such as the recent Franklin County Pride event (that Emma performed at), their recent personal journey “coming out” as queer, the “hard work” of making a living as an artist in these times, and much more! Emma played two new tunes live in-studio; “Milktooth” and “Hungry Ghost”. We also featured songs from their previous band, Ruby Mack including “Jane”, “Odysseus” and “Breadwinner”. We also got a radio premiere of the title cut from the new CD, “Hard Work”.
The audio segment begins with Mary Gauthier’s “Mercy Now” and includes Cloudbelly’s “Whistling” as well. Cloudbelly will join Emme Ayres for the Marigold Theater show on Saturday 6/18.