We're excited to present the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, the 13-year-old prodigy from East Tennessee who has captured the nation's attention with her powerful voice, gifted musicianship, and remarkable stage presence.
Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist embraced the classic country, blues and folk music that echoed throughout her Madisonville, TN home. Steeped in Appalachian music, and influenced by country legends like Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker, and The Louvin Brothers, EmiSunshine wrote her first song at age 5. Since her breakout at just nine years old, Emi has garnered more than 14 Million YouTube views and a half million Facebook followers. The young songwriter self-produces all of her music (live and in the studio). Emi plays a wailing guitar; she can make the mandolin cry and the ukulele sing, and she is a true vocal stylist.
The crooner now plays more than 50 dates a year backed by a group made up of those closest to her. Her father plays upright bass, her brother (John Letner) accompanies her on mandolin and "Uncle Bobby" Hill plays drums. The fearless entertainer has performed on The Today Show and The Grand Ole Opry (more than a dozen times), at the Ryman Auditorium and numerous renowned festivals (CMA Fest and Merle Fest).
Personal musical heroes have been captivated by her commanding stage presence; Loretta Lynn, Emmylou Harris, Tim McGraw, Ricky Skaggs, and Marty Stuart have stepped forward to sing the praises of EmiSunshine as her biggest applauders.
Friday, September 1 at 7:30pm
The Palms Playhouse 13 Main St, Winters, California