New York City native Emily Curtis began studying music in early childhood and continued her study of the piano at the High School of Performing Arts, where she also played cello and bass in student orchestras.
While in college, Emily taught herself guitar and began writing songs. Soon after, she was performing in New York clubs and coffee houses including The Bitter End and The Living Room.
In 1999, Emily released her independent CD, "Radiate," produced by Jamal Ruhe. The CD garnered much attention for the young singer/songwriter, including a feature article in Billboard. It also landed a track on the critically acclaimed, "Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Album."
Emily's voice and writing style have been compared to such influential artists as Carol King, Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell. It is this artistry that won her slot as a finalist in the Indie Band Search 2001 as well as several spots in the Chicago-set "Real World" on MTV.
After spending a year writing and recording, Emily released her second, self-titled album, produced in New York by Daniel Wise, which has been receiving great reviews and local airplay.
Currently, Emily is touring the east coast, where she has shared stages with the Steve Miller Band, Patti Rothberg, Melissa Ferrick, and Paul Westerberg.