Emily at the release of A Book of New BeginningsEmily Keener is a sixteen year old singer/songwriter (from Cleveland, OH) with a thing for Paul Simon and VW Buses. She’s often been called a young girl with an old soul, and likes nothing better than to write and share her words.

She plays her dad’s old acoustic guitar with a folksy groove, and can fill a room with her unique style. Her shows include her original songs, with some choice covers here and there. Her natural stage presence showcases her beautiful melodies and ever-growing vocal talent.

She has performed frequently for the past four years around NE Ohio. After a year of training under accomplished vocal coach, Joan Ellison, she now studies guitar and music theory with Tony Schaffer of The Womacks. With experience, dedication, and a love for the stage, her impressive vocal range and dynamics have only gotten better with time.

Emily started playing the guitar when she was 11 years old and began writing songs when she was almost 12. After writing for 4 years, she has over 100 original songs and has released two EPs and one LP (in addition to the one that’s currently in the works)!