Emily Zisman is a folk-Americana singer-songwriter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. As a writer, she takes her cues from artists like Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Ani DiFranco. She sings of our vulnerabilities and fears, love and fight, crafting her lyrics into song with her soulfully-folk voice evocative of Emmylou Harris. "Songwriting helps me buttress my strength through the practice. I can only hope that my songs will reach others in the same way."
When asked what she loves about performing, Emily replies, "I love the energy shared between an audience and a performer. When it's there, the interplay between the listeners and performers can create an experience unique to a given space and time. It's hard not to get carried away in the moment."
Emily is currently performing throughout California in support of her latest self-released album "Weeds & Wildflowers". In addition to her solo work, Emily is part of electronic duo Chance's End, a violin-electronica project she performs in with her longtime collaborator, violinist Ryan Avery. Emily is also an in-demand vocalist performing regularly around the San Francisco Bay Area with groups such as gypsy jazz collective The Americano Social Club and swing-era jazz group Rich & The Rhythm Roustabouts.