Emilia Dahlin will take the stage at the Homegrown Coffeehouse on Saturday, October 28, at 8:00 p.m., at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, at the corner of Great Plain and Dedham Avenue in Needham center. There is free parking and full handicapped accessibility. Admission is $15, $12 for students and seniors, to benefit the church. For more information, call (781-444-7478) or visit us www.uuneedham.org for directions, performer links, and advance tickets.
Born on a small farm south of Boston to a musical-instrument-collecting father and accordion-playing mother, Emilia was destined for a life of music. She started piano, formally, at the age of five and trained classically for the next thirteen years. It was Christmas day, 1996, when Emilia decided she wanted to play the guitar. She went up to the attic, pulled out a warped and worn guitar that once belonged to her great-grandfather, and started to play. She never stopped.
Now, wielding a voice that defies the size of her body and strong storytelling sensibilities, Emilia Dahlin has carved out her name as a unique songstress. She weaves mesmerizing tales (complete with Greek myths, robotic messiahs, epic floods, and tax evaders) with raw, rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals. Her well-crafted songs sound as if they've been left outside where time and weather have worn cracks for the wind to whip through.