Emily Keener is a sixteen 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.

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“Let It Shine”, by Emily Keener with The Womacks

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Fans

  • Emily Keener again amazes me with her incredible demeanor and uncanny ability to be unreasonably good at everything.

    Cory Boomer
  • Emily you were wonderful tonight at Stampers! Keep up the great work and you’ll go far! And also you made my wife’s night with the CD. Thanks again and can’t wait to see you sing some more again sometime soon!

    Brett D, Fan

Press

  • “We announced the two shows on a Wednesday morning and by 8’o clock that night, we were sold out,”

    Emily Keener returns to the Listening Room for four sold out shows
  • “I’ve always kind of looked deeper into life, try to find deeper understandings to things, and songwriting has been a very powerful tool to understand myself and the world around me because it’s a very honest medium,”

    Keener a young singer with old soul
  • Emily Keener in studio at the Register

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    3/3/2016 Emily Keener stopped in the Sandusky Register for an interview and quick musical set

    Watch video at Sandusky Register

    Emily Keener in studio at the Register
  • Local artist Emily Keener joins Kelly Rose and Shawn Daley live in studio to discuss her audition on NBC’s The Voice.

    Local artist Emily Keener joins Kelly Rose and Shawn Daley live in studio
  • Two Teenage Girls Absolutely DOMINATED ​The Voice​ Blind Auditions Last Night

    THE VOICE -- "Blind Auditions" -- Pictured: Emily Keener -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

    THE VOICE — “Blind Auditions” — Pictured: Emily Keener — (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

    3/2/2016 Teen Vogue – 16-year-old Emily Keener then stole the stage with a killer performance of “Yellow Brick Road,” even prompting Blake to say: “Your voice is like nothing I’ve ever heard before. It’s just a completely new sound.”

    Read the article: Teen Vogue

    Two Teenage Girls Absolutely DOMINATED ​The Voice​ Blind Auditions Last Night
  • Four-chair turnaround and flowery responses highlight Emily Keener’s debut on NBC’s ‘The Voice’

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    3/3/2016 From the article: As Emily finished her amazing performance the audience exploded and roared with appreciation. Those standing in the bar watching with Emily stood stunned as each of the four coaches begged for the opportunity to guide her to victory. Those who have watched Emily grow as an artist since she was 12 years old saw the four coaches gush over Emily’s obvious talents. Each coach spoke of Emily’s unique and powerful voice, saying things like “I’ve never heard a voice like yours”. – by Tony Schaffer

    Read the article norwalkreflector.com

    Four-chair turnaround and flowery responses highlight Emily Keener’s debut on NBC’s ‘The Voice’
  • Local The Voice Contestant Shares Secrets About The Show, Team Pharrell And MORE! CLE 102 WKDOK

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    3/4/2016 Radio interview; A local Northeast Ohio native has made her way onto the Voice and we had the chance to talk to her this morning!

    Emily Keener sang Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” for the judges and within seconds, all FOUR turned around for her. That’s incredible!

    Emily also shared some secrets about the show, what it’s like to work for Pharrell and more!

    Listen to the interview star102cleveland.cbslocal.com

     

     

    Local The Voice Contestant Shares Secrets About The Show, Team Pharrell And MORE!
  • ‘The Voice’ Blind Auditions continue with Emily Keener giving the coaches something to fight for

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    3/2/2016 From the article: “Pharrell told Emily it was a “breathtaking” performance and she “used the tapestry of her vocal cords.” Pharrell also called it “fresh and effervescent,” while insisting he had no intention to change her. Christina complimented Emily saying she’s “so special” and the performance was “beautifully controlled” and honest. Christina explained her talent derives from pure passion and she could have the voice that speaks to a new generation.” By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski  

    Read the article www.realitytvworld.com

    ‘The Voice’ Blind Auditions continue with Emily Keener giving the coaches something to fight for
  • A real winner…an amazing young lady…a great message!

    Governor Mike Huckabee, Huckabee Show, FNC
  • She’s very talented!

    Janine Turner, Actress
  • Emily Keener might be young, but she’s got some serious pipes.

    Funcoast.com

Venues

  • Your songs (and your translations of them in a live setting) are beautiful, intelligent and honest. ~ Chris Castle

    Dirtsandwich Music Co.