Emily Keener at Stamper's


Emily Keener is a seventeen year old singer/songwriter (from Cleveland, OH) with a thing for Paul Simon.  She plays her dad’s old acoustic guitar, and can fill a room with her unique style. Emily draws inspiration from a huge variety of artists and writers, and appreciates just about every genre of music in existence. Her eclectic interests are obvious to anyone who hears the unexpected blend of sounds and styles in her shows. A love of classic music contrasted by a fresh, unique approach to songwriting provide a solid base for her ever-growing career.

Writing is Emily’s passion, and she does it like no one else. Her songs are distinctly original, and her goal is to allow her writing style to grow and change with her. The melodies and ideas in each one are filled with depth, honesty, and beauty.

She has performed frequently for the past five years around NE Ohio. Emily has been trained by Joan Elison, a renowned performer and vocal coach (South Euclid, OH), and Tony Schaffer, master guitarist and multi-instrumentalist (Monroeville, OH). Emily started playing the guitar when she was 11 years old and began writing songs when she was almost 12. After writing for 5 years, she has over 100 original songs and has released three EPs and one LP.

“East of the Sun” is Emily’s latest record. (Higbee Studios/Waveburner Recording–March 2015) The project is entirely backed by The Womacks, a legendary group of performers and musical minds. These finely sculpted songs are rooted in tradition but experimental in delivery. Emotional lyrics and honest musicianship pay homage to The Songwriter, while filling the listener’s soul with the good vibes of Americana and Rock. 


blog posts

  • Voting for The Voice

    We’re headed into the part of The Voice where YOU decide who continues on the show. So, here’s a handy dandy guide on how to make sure your Voice is heard.

  • The Voice Knockouts. WHAT?!

    Woah. What a ride! If you happened to miss last night’s episode of The Voice, then here’s a quick recap:

    I sang “Big Yellow Taxi” (Download) by Joni Mitchell (one of my biggest musical inspirations), and I WON THE KNOCKOUT ROUND! If you’ll kindly turn your attention to the GIF that The Voice tweeted last night, you’ll see my shocked expression.

  • The Voice: #KeenerFever

    Going to L.A. was a very big step in my life. Most people know that the audition process is a very long one, because there are several auditions and screening processes that an artist has to go through before they get the chance to step on that iconic stage.

  • I Auditioned for The Voice

    Okay, here’s the HUGE NEWS! I auditioned for The Voice! Tune in starting February 29th to see what happens! ‪#‎TheVoice‬ …SURPRISE!!! So, the news is out, and today I was reminded of how completely AWESOME my friends and family are! Thank you guys for the outpouring of love! I’ve gotten literally nothing but support from each…

  • East of the Sun, a Journey

    To me, it is a sort of covenant. It is a covenant between myself, The Womacks, the muse(s) that inspired it, and the people who encourage and support me. This recording feels so right. Like it’s meant to be. And I think others are feeling that just as much as I am. So, I view…

Emily Keener's Blind Audition

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East of the Sun Video