Sprung from the far outskirts of Appalachia, Emma's Lounge has the unique ability to morph from rootsy folk to rollicking rock and powerful soul, to head-turning electronic-tinged psychedelic funkiness. Their strange range of creative influence is united by the band's raw energy and audience inclusiveness.

The band fits equally well at a family-friendly daytime street fair as they do a late-night festival stage, as shown by their performance history.

Emma's Lounge have previously performed at SweetWater 420 Fest, The BIG What? (three-years-running), Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, French Broad River Festival, NXNE, Front Porch Fest, Mustang Spring Jam, Soulshine, Meeting of the Minds, and many others. Their diverse musical style has opened opportunities for the band to share stages with an equally diverse group of artists including BIG Something, Brandi Carlile (on NPR's Mountain Stage), Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Fritz, Dangermuffin, Futurebirds, Litz, and many more.

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"I walked away that evening confident that I had witnessed the genesis of something epic...I didn’t fully expect the pace off their meteoric rise – a rise that has been made possible by their talent, their drive, and perhaps most importantly, their love."

Live Music Daily

"The most unique musical discovery of the day was Emma’s Lounge, a band from Asheville that blends Spacey Folk, Hard Rock, Bluegrass, and Alternative Funk into an easily digestible and fun live show."

Live Music Daily review of SweetWater 420 Fest 2018 performance

"This is not the workplace or the schoolyard or the gym. This is Emma’s Lounge. A magical place where everyone is accepted for who they are, where everyone is encouraged to be who they want to be, where everyone is loved for the simplest of reasons – that they exist and all living things deserve to be loved."


"Try to imagine the audio equivalent of a cowboy having a great trip in a disco-tech."

Steep In

"Emma's Lounge tends to crackle through genres like putting on hats, often feeling like a puckish new-wave band with chamber-folk instrumentation."

Charleston City Paper

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