From: TX, United States
Genre: Folk, Country, Soul
In the winter of 2006, after a string of dead end lovers, loose tongues, myspace harassment, twenty-five below zero wind chills…Emmi Chen stood there, broke, waiting for the train and started to form her first song- "Friggin' Feb and the Blue El". Moving out of the Loop and a couple years of country solitude, reflection and a mindless full-time job brought about songs "Meant to Be" "They Call Me Lizzy" "Diamond" (then titled "Mr. Lonely") "Song #3" "Sea Green and Blue" and a bunch more. Soon the space of solitude was becoming too breath taking and it was time to move. She came across The Reality Institute and out of it came the song "Good Man". Shortly after, she made her way back to the city. Settling into the Pilsen neighborhood, she joined the band Ornery Little Darlings. Her time in Pilsen catalyzed a couple of music videos, a handful of national tours, a 6 song ep- Ooh La La and a full length album- O is for Ornery . Her vocals were featured on the song "Radio" off of Flying Cars debut album Cause of Motion and played rhythm guitar in a MOTO cover band named MOTOO. The winter and spring birthed another reality check and in the summer of 2012 Emmi found herself releasing her first solo ep- Songs by Emmi Chen- an acoustic guitar and vocal ep paying respects to the early folk stylings of Leonard Cohen, Dylan, and the masses. Since the summer, Emmi has moved down to her childhood home of Austin, TX ready to start the next chapter, RedBird Artistry.