On August 8th, the Boardwalking songstress Emily Grove released her greatly anticipated debut EP Way Across The Sea, a vast and haunting acoustic-guitar led collection that’s as revealing of the artist as sun beams shone upon the ocean in the wee hours of the morning…Greg Schwartz was on hand.
By Greg Schwartz, Contributing Writer & Asbury’s Premier Spoken Word Artist
To be embraced by friends, neighbors, and a family of local artist and musicians in such numbers is proof of true natured community support.
Wall Township chanteuse Emily Grove, welcomed one and all With an EP Release party, live performance, at the Watermark.
This was Emily’s night to introduce the talent she possesses Through the comparative offering of a studio recording. Sight lines could be difficult to find as every ones’ attention Was focused in anticipation of the events soon to unfold.
The 5 song EP, Way across the Sea; Was performed in its entirety, to as many people as the Watermark could allow.
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Her first class group of musicians featuring, Mark Muller, PK Lavengood, Michael Brett, guitars. Jack Daley, Bass. Taylor Hope, violin. Pam McCoy, backing vocals.
Formed a circle of intuitive compliment, live and on the moment. As one miscued ending was a breath of human nature. For the work in process is what the audience is there to cherish. It’s less of a mistake and more of imagining what the future brings.
Music in its live setting is what Asbury is all about As the desire of Asbury Park to become the Music Capitol of New Jersey And soon the Universe is becoming clearer. As the persistence and talent of the next generation of musicians paves the way.
Emily’s devotion to song writing is backed by a physical understanding of arrangement and patience, song writing in this form is story telling.
“Way Across The Sea“ “Falling” and “The Procrastination Song” are three examples of different narrative and character play.
The emotion in her song introduction and spontaneous explanations, Bring Emily’s insight and compassion to a mature understanding for the shared experience.
As the eight-song performance came unto the last two songs The strength of the closing numbers was classic “leave them wanting more.”
Let us imagine Emily’s future music, we’ll all be there to hear it, and to see all the great things to come from Emily Grove.
PS; after listening to the CD a few times a day, for a day or three. The opening number “Way Across The Sea” left an inspirational notion. After discussing the CD with the crew at PNC we’re in agreement to mention the song in this review. Please give a listen and joyfully transcend the distance.
Emily Grove Videos:
“I Hate Monday” (New Song)
“Spider” (New Song)
“Song For Ian”