Folk-Pop Singer Emily Wolfe is the Cactus Cafe September Artist in Residence
AUSTIN, Texas—Aug. 28, 2012—Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Emily Wolfe is the September Artist in Residence, presented by Lone Star Beer, at Austin’s legendary listening room the Cactus Cafe.
Wolfe will perform Sept. 4, 10, 17 and 24. All shows are free and begin at 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.). Susanne Abbot will open Sept. 4 with other opening acts to be announced soon.
Her debut record “Director‘s Notes” is rooted in folk-pop melodies accompanied by a unique, soothing vocal quality and topped with inspired lyrics about the ups and downs of young love.
“Director’s Notes” showcases Wolfe’s extraordinary musicianship as a multi-instrumentalist — including guitar, banjo, drums, percussion, bells, piano and Rhodes — helping her weave a layer of vulnerability through each recording. Her style has been compared to the likes of an upbeat Sarah Jaffe, an indie-rock Brandi Carlile, or Sara Bareilles with a guitar.
The quarterly residency series is designed to continue the Cactus Cafe’s tradition of providing a platform for promising local talent to reach new audiences. This year, Lone Star Beer’s support helps promote the free concert series.
In addition to a weekly spotlight at the Cactus Cafe, artists-in-residence receive on-air exposure on KUT 90.5, KUT.org, in the form of the KUT Song of the Day and the Austin Music Minute, and through KUT’s social media channels.
Wolfe is the fifth artist-in-residence at the Cactus Cafe. Previous artists-in-residence include David Ramirez, “Hello Wheels,” “Wood and Wire,” and “The Carper Family.”
The Cactus Cafe is an intimate live music performance venue with a national reputation for showcasing top local, regional, national and international acoustic music acts. Billboard magazine listed the Cactus as one of 15 “solidly respected, savvy clubs” nationwide “from which careers can be cut, that work with proven names and new faces.” Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith and Ani DiFranco are among the singer-songwriters who frequently played the Cactus Cafe early in their careers. In 2010, the Cactus Cafe and KUT 90.5 formed a partnership to continue and enhance operation of the iconic venue.