EmiSunshine & The Rain – Tickets – Jammin Java – Vienna, VA – June 29th, 2017

EmiSunshine & The Rain

EmiSunshine & The Rain

Annie Stokes

Thursday June 29, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Adv: $15 Day Of: $20

This event is all ages

• Full dinner and drink menu available

• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

EmiSunshine & The Rain
EmiSunshine & The Rain
It's impossible to explain the exceptional talents of Emi Sunshine, a 10-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation's attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range. The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as "an old soul," noting, "Onstage, this soul's presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy." While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family.

Whether she's performing on the Today show, the Grand Ole Opry or taking the stage at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, she is fearless, confident and firm in her musical direction. As she says, she sings "old-time music," but it's her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a little bit of blues thrown in for good measure.

Offstage, Emilie Sunshine Hamilton is a typical 10-year-old girl who loves video games, pets and colorful clothes. She's had a normal upbringing in Madisonville, Tenn., where her mother worked as a nurse and her father is a recording engineer. But when she begins singing, playing or writing, something else takes over, a phenomenon that began before she could talk. As soon as Emi was old enough to walk down the aisle, she began singing in church. Her parents filled the house with music by Buddy Miller, Johnny and June Carter Cash and Emmylou Harris, and her musical tastes were formed. Those influences served as a foundation on which she built her own sound. "It's kind of what came out," she says of her sound. "I always loved that music and I thought, 'That's what I wanted to play. This is what I want to do.'"

Emi, who has a passionate following on social media, remains unaware of much of the whirlwind swirling around her. Her career moves will be dictated not by opportunities, but integrity. After coming off a year where many of her dreams came true, Emi is quickly creating new dreams and plans. But her ultimate goal remains the same: "I just want everybody to know who I am."
Annie Stokes
Annie Stokes
Annie Stokes is an indie-folk musician from Virginia. Raised in the nation's capital on an eclectic mixture of musical theater, bluegrass, and classic Americana, her music is a fusion of city sounds and country soul. Although playing guitar only began as a hobby, soon her hometown was buzzing about "that girl who sounds like Jewel." Annie's lilting voice, poetic and introspective lyrics, and fingerpicking style draw listeners in with their rootsy and authentic feel. She's found, after years of making music and connecting with audiences, that when the artist prioritizes the song and the human experience that it's based on, everything else falls into place.

Accompanying herself on an assortment of instruments, and with a talented band of players backing her up, Annie's extensive performance background includes street fairs, cafes, vineyards, bars, breweries, concert series (Buncearoo, SoFar Sounds, Her Roots, Coffee and Dreadnoughts), nightclubs (Jammin Java and DC9), indie music festivals (Main Street Music Fest, Untitled Music Fest, and Moon Valley Music Festival), and recently the Sylvan Theater Stage on the National Mall and Merriweather Post Pavilion. She has also had the distinct pleasure of opening up for The Hunts, Elliot BROOD, The Vespers, Callaghan, Marie Digby, Sierra Hull, and Paul Pfau. She released her first EP, Ponygirl, in December 2014, and released her first full-length album, DOLL, in February 2016. She is currently recording her second album, a collection of songs loosely related to the heartache and hope of environmental advocacy.
Venue Information:
Jammin Java
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA, 22180
https://jamminjava.com/