Jackson Emmer is an American Folk, and Experimental Country composer, known mostly for his songwriting, unique vocal style, and dynamic live performances. Emmer also plays the guitar, mandolin, and banjos.
A consummate DIY artist, Emmer has self-released 21 records since 2007, both solo, and with old-time band The Howling Kettles. He performs over 100 shows each year at a wide range of venues, and toured the US regularly during 2009 - 2013. Born in Chicago, but raised in California and Colorado, Emmer lends a vibrant, mercurial voice to the American music tradition. His songs range from tender ballads, to crispy barn burners, nonsense ramblings to wicked feats of English. Emmer’s nomadic upbringing lends a special flavor to his music. Hip Hop spars with Hillbilly twang, while lush harmonies disintegrate over syncopated homemade drum loops. His world of sound is at once rich, and simple.
Photo credit: Renee Ramge
Mar 1st, 2014
After a wacky and fulfilling month of performing with The Howling Kettles as part of the Americana Music Series,
I plan to mostly hibernate and work on recording my next album. Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.
PS: Many thanks to Evan Cory Levine, Sam Moss, Justice Snow's, and
Woody Creek Distillers
and Peach Street Distillers
for making this happen.
Photos above by Connie.