Biography

Granddaughter of a trucker and a coal miner, Emily Zuzik hails from Southwestern Pennsylvania. She gave her first public performance singing Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” to her fifth grade religion class in Catholic school. By eighth grade, she was performing original work in front of her school. From this encouragement, she began composing original songs and performing publicly in high school and college. And the rest, as we say, is history…

Emily recently released her second album, You Had Me At Goodbye, produced with Joshua Kessler at Bushwick Studio (The Bravery, Erica Cashman). Two CD Release Parties to packed rooms in September 2006—Thurs. Sept. 7th at NYC’s rock haven Piano’s and Friday, Sept. 15th at San Francisco’s indie-rock club, The Make-Out Room, cemented Emily’s place in the rock scene. Both events received praise and essential preview listings in The Village Voice and San Francisco Chronicle, respectively. She is planning a tour for the UK with Will Hawkins in November 2006.

A proud Epiphone Guitars endorsed artist and 2005 calendar girl, Emily released her debut solo album, The Way it’s Got to Be, in February 2003, which received praises from NYC’s The Village Voice and Time Out, as well as Performing Songwriter Magazine’s Top DIY Picks, November 2003. Emily has been featured in publications such as ICON Magazine, GO! NYC Magazine and Women Who Rock Magazine. Emily’s song “That’s the Way” was a semi-finalist in the JANE Magazine Readers compliation in 2004, and also appeared as one of IGN for Men’s “Babe of the Day”.

She has shared the stage with such performers as Holly Figueroa (CAKE Records), Jon Dee Graham (New West Records), Jolie Holland (ANTI), Tracy Bonham (Rounder/Zoe), Johnny Dowd (Munich Records), Jennifer Marks (Bardic Records) and 80s teen pop icon Tiffany.

Emily has performed both solo and with many bands including acoustic roots rockers Sexfresh, Babes with Beats, the Burning Man phenomenon Funkmobile, 70s classic rock tribute group Southern Frost and San Francisco WAMMIE-awarded Shitty Shitty Band Band. Additionally, she has contributed backing vocals for such acts as Will Hawkins, Tom Glynn and Pi. She plays regularly in the NYC scene and tours nationally annually.

Emily is also a co-conspirator in the electronica project, mz., with bassist/producer Tim LeFebvre.

Emily’s also active in the woman’s music community as a performing member of Indiegrrl, SF’s DivaBands and NYC’s Womanrock collectives. She is also the Events Coordinator for showcases and special events of Womanrock.com. She is also co-founder of sirenswildride, a nationally touring collective of female singer-songwriters. In addition to this, she is a performing member of Folk Alliance and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Emily’s songs have been featured on Alice Artist Spotlight on 97.3 FM in San Francisco, KUSF’s “Diva Radio” 90.3 FM San Francisco, KOOP’s “Soul Talk Radio with Chuck Freeman,” and KUT’s “Femme FM.” The video for her song “Try a New Line on Me” airs regularly on the Austin Music Network and aired nationally on the Trio Network to over 18 million households.

Edited by ccano on 19 Oct 2006, 02:25

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