Emily Zuzik :: http://www.emilyzuzik.com
“Zuzik mixes the urgent intensity of Ani DiFranco and Tori Amos with the easy cool of Kim Gordon, but is still her own woman and an impressive artist.”
–Performing Songwriter Magazine DIY Pick, November 2003
Granddaughter of a trucker and a coal miner, Emily Zuzik hails from Southwestern Pennsylvania. She gave her first public performance singing Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5″ to her fifth grade religion class. By eighth grade, she was performing original work in front of her school. And the rest, as we say, is history…
Since then, Emily’s performed both solo and with many bands including acoustic roots rockers Sexfresh, Babes with Beats, the Burning Man phenomenon Funkmobile, 70s classic rock tribute group Southern Frost and San Francisco WAMMIE-awarded Shitty Shitty Band Band.
Besides her solo work and that in bands, Emily and Sexfresh co-founder Ben Ratliff continue to collaborate on different conceptual, production and performance projects. The duo along with Sexfresh guitarist Chris Mulhauser formed Mother’s Discontent Music, an artist collective and independent music label. She has appeared as a background singer for Pi and Jeff Winter in the NYC area, and has begun producing other local independent artists in her studio.
Emily’s songs have been featured on “Women in Music with Laney Goodman” (syndicated to over 400 stations worldwide), “XM Unsigned” on XM Satellite Radio, Alice Artist Spotlight on 97.3 FM in San Francisco, KUSF’s “Radio Segue,” KOOP’s “Soul Talk Radio with Chuck Freeman,” and KUT’s “Femme FM.” The video for her song “Try a New Line on Me” airs regularly on the Austin Music Network and aired nationally on the Trio Network to over 18 million households.
Besides her own career, Emily’s also active in the woman’s music community as a performing member of Indiegrrl, GoGirlsMusic Elite and NYC’s Womanrock collectives. She is also the Events Coordinator for showcases and special events of Womanrock.com. Emily also co-founded sirenswildride, a nationally touring collective of female singer-songwriters. In addition to this, she is a performing member of Folk Alliance and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Emily tours several times a year both solo and with songwriting partner, Ben Ratliff. In September 2002, she hit the road with French recording artist Pi on the Babes With Beats tour receiving rave reviews from press and audiences alike. The sirenswildride began September 2003 to the Midwest and continued on to the Northeast, Upstate NY and Canada later in 2003. Sirenswildride continues to tour and is expanding to include a variety of talented women artists.