The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: Pop-soul artist Emily Curtis has sung harmonies from the young age of four with her father, who is also a musician. These days, the South Carolina native can be found writing her latest tunes at local coffee spots such as Kudu or Black Tap or on a stage near you when she tours this spring and summer. Curtis will hit the road in support of her latest EP, Hindsight, in which the artist wears her heart on her sleeve and exhibits the epitome of girl power.
’Til then, learn a little more about Curtis and what all she has in store for 2018 here in the latest edition of Beat Juice.
Who has been your biggest musical influence?
My dad, who is also a musician, has been my first and biggest influence. He was the one that instilled that love of singing from an early age, and put a guitar in my hands when I was four years old, taught me how to sing harmonies over melodies, and would make up songs with me as a little girl.
Favorite bar to post up at on an average Saturday night?
Depends on who is playing
Any exciting projects you’re working on right now?
I’m in the middle of writing a lot of new music and working on touring regionally this spring/summer.
What inspires you to keep making music every day?
Creating something out of nothing and then seeing how it affects people is incredible. I get so excited when I finish a song and usually post a clip on social media way too soon.
Best coffee spot in the Holy City?
Black Tap/Kudu … can’t decide. If Kudu had wifi I might be able to decide.
If you could travel anywhere no strings attached, where would it be?
Ireland! I’ve always loved their positivity and would love to play in a pub for the locals.
Any upcoming shows or releases that you’re excited about?
This year’s Cooper River Bridge Run will be a new experience for sure.
Who is your dream artist to collaborate with?
Favorite local venue?
Dockery’s on Daniel Island is new venue/restaurant and has an awesome set up. I can tell it’s going to be come a music hotspot! Can’t wait to play there again.
How do you spend your spare time when you aren’t working on music?
I like to work on fitness whether its at the gym or in dance classes. Femme hip-hop at Dance FX has become my weekly therapy session.
Last show you went to?
Adelie and Matt Mackelcan at PURE Theatre was the last show I went to. I was the opener though so I’m not sure if that counts, but I would’ve gone either way!