Folk Bands and Artists
Emily Mae Winters
Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters’ haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Influenced by the likes of Nancy Kerr, The Unthanks, The Staves, Kate Rusby, Sarah Jarosz and Alison Krauss, Emily teamed up with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Ben Walker to produce her first commercial release ‘Foreign Waters’. Winters wrote all of the songs on the record and plays guitar and piano. Walker plays steel guitar and mandolin on the EP. Of the four songs on the EP, two are already award winning with ‘Miles To Go’ in the UK Songwriting contest Folk Category and ‘Anchor’ winning the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition.
With planned support slots with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, Jim Moray and Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage, a well received club tent set at the Cambridge Folk Festival and comparisons to Sarah Jarosz and Hannah Martin under her belt, there are exciting things ahead for Emily Mae Winters. Following the success of her debut release, Winters has recently signed with Folkstock Records and there are plans in the pipeline for an album co-produced by Ben Walker and Lauren Deakin- Davies (Laura Marling, Kelly Oliver)