Blackberry Lane is taken from the upcoming debut album ‘Siren Serenade‘ from Emily Mae Winters, due for release this April. Building upon the transatlantic sounds of her critically acclaimed EP ‘Foreign Waters‘, the record blends together the traditional and modern instrumental sounds of folk and country music.
Blackberry Lane is the opening track on the album and tells the story of Winters’ move to Cambridgeshire. As well as Winters on vocals and guitar, the track features acoustic guitar from BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, Ben Walker (musical partner to Josienne Clarke) and dobro from Ben Savage (of Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage). The album draws inspiration from poetry, myths and stories of love, loss, fate and memory. Emily has recently returned from Kansas City, USA, where she appeared at the prestigious Folk Alliance International with the English Folk Song and Dance Society (EFDSS) through whom she received a scholarship to attend and showcase there. Emily kept busy on the road, throughout 2016, opening for some of the best on the folk circuit, including artists such as Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Adam Holmes and the Embers, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, and Jim Moray.
She embarks on her own headline tour in support of her album release on the 14th April – full tour details are listed below.
Emily Mae Winters Tour Dates
1st BOURNEMOUTH- St Andrews Church, Kinson (w/ Kadia (The Band)
3rd BRIGHTON- Brighton Acoustic, Lord Nelson Inn
6th LEICESTER – The Musician Pub (w/ Marina Florance Music)
7th COVENTRY – The Big Comfy Bookshop (w/ Gitta de Ridder)
9th MILTON KEYNES- The Stables Theatre
11th BIRMINGHAM – Kitchen Garden Cafe (w/ Twelfth Day)
15th LONDON – CD LAUNCH Tea House Theatre *(w/special guests)
19th ESSEX- Epping Folk Club (w/ Paul McClure)
28th CAMBRIDGE- Cambridge Folk Club
29th LINCOLNSHIRE- The Garden House
2ND NORTHAMPTON – Great Knight Folk Club
7th Hitchin Folk Club (w/ Miranda Sykes)
Photo Credit: Elly Lucas