News & Reviews
March 2015: EMILY LORD RECORDS NEW SINGLE
"THE BEST OF TIMES"
Emily Lord returned to Austin, TX for her 5th collaboration with Producer Mark Hallman at The Congress House Studio to record "The Best of Times." Check back here for more information and sound clips during the spring of 2015.
June 2013: EMILY LORD PERFORMS WITH AMY GRANT
Emily Lord had the honor of opening for Grammy Award-winning musical legend Amy Grant at the Pebble Beach Parseghian Classic Golf Tournament closing dinner. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.
February 2013: EMILY LORD PERFORMS AT PINK ZONE BASKETBALL HALF TIME SHOW
The University of Notre Dame invited Emily to perform "What Are You Fighting For" in front of a 10,000 person sold-out crowd at the Notre Dame Women's Basketball Game. The half-time show honored cancer survivors. Over the past five years, The Fighting Irish have raised over $600,000 for cancer research during their annual Pink Zone game.
August 2012: EMILY LORD RELEASES NEW ORIGINAL SONG
Emily Lord's new original song entitled "What Are You Fighting For?" is the lead track on a University of Notre Dame compilation album produced by The O’Neill Brothers. Emily found inspiration for her new song in Notre Dame's social justice mission, and recorded it with Producer Mark Hallman at the Congress House Studio in Austin, TX. The O'Neill Brothers' two CD collection called The Spirit of Notre Dame features 30 songs performed by members of the Notre Dame family, including Regis Philbin and Emily Lord. The album is now available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and The Spirit of Notre Dame website. Tim O’Neill ’94 and his brother Ryan O’Neill ’97, both graduates of Notre Dame, have sold over ten million copies of their piano CD's and perform together as the The O'Neill Brothers.
March 2011: EMILY LORD FILMS TELEVISION INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE
Emily Lord filmed a guest appearance on The Stephanie Herman Show that will be broadcast later in the year. Stephanie Herman is a former principal ballerina, fitness innovator, and San Francisco Bay Area TV host. Photo (left) by Doug Kreitz, Kreitz Creative Images of Palo Alto, CA.
March 2010: EMILY LORD RADIO INTERVIEW AIRED ON 90.1FM KBPK
DJ and host Janeane Bernstein interviewed Emily Lord on 90.1FM KBPK radio. Click to listen to the March 9, 2010 broadcast on Momz Rock the House
December 2009: EMILY LORD RELEASED HER 4th ALBUM, DEDICATED
Emily Lord released her new four-song EP on iTunes,
CD Baby.com, and other favorite retailers on December 1,
2009. Dedicated marks Emily's return to songwriting
and the recording studio since the birth of her two children.
Listen to free sound samples at CD Baby.com
LORD SONGS ON MUSIC CHOICE DIGITAL CABLE
Emily Lord's "One Day at a Time" is currently in regular rotation
on Music Choice Digital Cable Service, which reaches two million households
SONGWRITER MAGAZINE (130,000 copies circulated
nationally) selects Brand New Day as a "Top
12 DIY" Independent Music Release. Their reviewer
"The great thing about self-produced records is that artists can make music
in whatever style they choose, without an A&R exec breathing down their necks
trying to categorize and pigeonhole. This freedom is joyfully evident on Emily
Lord's latest release. The record orbits light pop, but passes effortlessly through
gospel, blues, country and adult contemporary. Lord delivers her strong melodic
hooks with a relaxed strength that belies the staggering ranges of many of the
Messages are positive without being saccharine. "One Day at a Time" sings
of the joys of taking things easy while background "na-na-na's" bounce
happily along. "The Way" explores the artist's perennial question: "What
I fear most is that I've lost my way / that the gift that I've been given may
be slipping away." One listen and you'll be ready to reassure her that
she's serving her gifts just fine." -Mare Wakefield, Performing Songwriter
FILM SOUNTRACK INCLUDES EMILY LORD MUSIC
"One Day at a Time" was
selected for the soundtrack of an independent
film entitled "The
Kiss," by Xoflow Films. It was Mark
Brown and his team's third year in a row
participating in the 48-Hour Film Festival
in San Francisco, whose credits include awards
like "Best Editing," "Best
Credits," and "Best Costumes."
DISTRIBUTION SELECTS EMILY LORD'S BRAND NEW
DAY FOR NATIONAL RELEASE
Brand New Day can be found in record
stores across the country as of July 26, 2005
thanks to our partnership with Redeye Distribution.
NEW DAY ON THE RADIO
"One Day at a Time" was selected for
both TM Century Radio's May 2005 AAA HitDisc and June's "Taste
of AAA" CD Sampler distributed to a total of over
750 radio programmers nationwide. Additional radio
play currently includes WFUV New York, internet stations
Radio Crystal Blue, Net Radio, Really Music Radio, Music
Choice, and XM Radio.
REVIEWS OF BRAND NEW DAY
A country-rock gem . . . The writing [on Brand New Day] is exemplary,
and Lord puts her songs across with both vigor and sensitivity. It's very rare
to put on a disc and hear song after song that you know you'd be happy to listen
to repeatedly, but Emily Lord has made one . . . this batch of songs proclaims
Emily Lord as an artist to watch. - Jon Sobel, Blog Critics.org
that are truly inspired always stand out and Lord has
a slew of them on this disc. From the opening track, "One
Day at a Time," to the cover of "Give a Little
Bit," Lord pieces together a work of art that is
worthy of a significant audience. - The Springfield
Lord is into is an artistic blending of heartfelt emotion.
It's carried by an assortment of lyrically honest tunes,
centered firmly on the possibilities and responsibilities
of being a modern day woman. With her rich Americana-tinged
vocal, a band offering presence without shadowing the
intended sentiments, and tunes laced with soft-pop and
country toning, well, baby Kate has a mother of recognizable
talent . . .There's no doubt: Lord can sing. She can
touch you with her lyrics. But to achieve that standard,
she writes incredibly well . . . [with] a stack of thoughtful
tunes and a voice that's both grit and polish, Emily
Lord has delivered in every sense of the word. It's said
a mother's work is never done. I'm hoping they're right.
I'm waiting on a new arrival: the next album." - George
is a new Emily Lord CD [Brand New Day] . . . it's an absolute
joy hearing Emily's singing . . . the music is relaxed,
emotional, and powerful . . . pick up a copy, you'll be
happy you did. - Rick Klau, Tins
SELECTS EMILY LORD "MOM OF THE MONTH"
Emily's new album, national tour, leadership role
in the Mamapalooza Music Festival, and dedication
to her baby daughter won the respect and admiration
of iParenting.com. She joins Suzanne Vega, Denise Austin, and Leeza Gibbons
as a featured iParenting "Mom of the month." Read the full length
feature story here!
LORD ON COMMERCIAL RADIO
With the Mamapalooza Festival and the release of her third album, Emily garnered
commercial radio promotion and airplay on KFOG Radio, KFOX's #1 Morning Showwith
Greg Kihn, KISS, and KGO radio. Emily's music can also
be heard on public radio stations including WFUV in New
York, KALW San Francisco, KPFA Berkeley,
KZSU Stanford, and KKUP Cupertino.
THE CONGRESS HOUSE STUDIO RECORDING SESSION
The Emily Lord Band traveled to Austin, Texas -- The Live Music Capitol
of the World -- to record Emily's 3rd album with renowned Producer Mark
Hallman (Carole King, Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin). Brian Breckenridge
(drums), Steve Clendenin (lead guitar), Shawn Currin (bass), Carolyn McNabb
are featured on the album. Kevin Fleming, a long-time friend and fellow
musician who played drums on Emily's previous albums Beginnings and RearView
Mirror, also joined the band in Austin and performed additional percussion
LORD CHAIRS MAMAPALOOZA-SAN FRANCISCO DEBUT MAY 13-15,
Emily Lord chaired Mamapalooza Music Festival's
west coast debut at Slim's of San Francisco. In
honor of the event, Mayor Gavin Newsom declared
2005 "Moms Who Rock Day" in San Francisco. The San Jose Mercury
News, The Contra Costa Times, and KTVU Fox Channel 2 were among
the numerous news organizations that ran feature stories on Mamapalooza.
LORD SELECTED AS "ROCKIN' MOMS" FEATURED
Rockin' Moms selected Emily Lord as their April 2005 featured artist. Visit www.rockinmoms.com to
read Emily's interview and discussion of her musical beginnings, inspiration,
and new album, Brand New Day. Rockin' Moms is an organization that celebrates
and promotes the creativity of mom-musicians.
RECORD-BREAKING "SOLD-OUT" LITTLE FOX THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Emily Lord and Vienna Teng played to a "standing room only" crowd
at The Little Fox Theatre. The evening was a record-breaking success for The
Little Fox Theatre of Redwood City who reported that the Lord-Teng co-bill
marked the first ever Sunday evening sold-out crowd in its history. Vienna
Teng, a San Francisco based singer/songwriter/pianist, has been featured on
CNN, NPR's Weekend Edition, and The David Letterman Show.
LORD WINS KFOG 104.5 FM's BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN COVER
KFOG 104.5 FM selected Emily as one of the Bay Area's top three Bruce Springsteen
cover artists to perform during the Springsteen pre-concert festivities as
PacBell Park. Emily briefly interrupted her western states tour in order to
fly back to San Francisco to support this special event which raised money
for Music in the Schools.
INVITE YOU TO READ EMILY LORD'S ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS:
FROM REARVIEW MIRROR WIN WEST COAST SONGWRITERS "BEST
Emily Lord's "I Bet She" and "Quijote" were named winners
of West Coast Songwriters Association Best Song Awards.
PRAISE FOR 'REARVIEW MIRROR'
problem with some singer-songwriters is that they can't
Emily Lord, however, handles both duties
with reckless precision. (Her music) has all the feeling
of a Melissa Etheridge song, but with the vocal quality
of (Shawn) Colvin, and none of the condescending nature
of (Ani) DiFranco's work. Quite a feat." - West Coast
"Lord wants us to know she isn't afraid to rip it up once in a while. The
sound on Rearview [Mirror] is definitely along some "alternative acoustic
yet her handsome voice somehow sounds singular." - Just
away I was ready to dismiss [RearView Mirror.] It was
going to be farmer's market
guitar music that was going to make me bored like a
drill going into
a two-by-four. Wrong answer!
It is just wheatgrass inspired
"Opportunity Knocks" is
Emily Lord is simply riveting. Go see
she's got skills." - Agouti Music
"[RearView Mirror] crosses a variety of musical styles from a very electric
country sound to a soft, piano-based love song
Lord's lyrics are the lifeblood
of the album." - The Chicopee Herald