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Double Down with Two Nights of Emily King This Week

July 13th, 2016

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King grew up on the Lower East Side surrounded by music. Her parents—jazz vocalists—were a traveling singing duo, and she began performing live at downtown venues and restaurants in her teens. King (above, doing “Distance” for Audiotree Live) opened for the likes of Alicia Keys, Chaka Khan and Erykah Badu following the release of the R&B-tinged East Side Story, her debut studio album, in 2007, when she was just 21. Since then, King’s done an EP (stream it below) and hit the road with Maroon 5, Emeli Sandé and Sara Bareilles. And last year, she put out another LP, The Switch (stream it below). The Wall Street Journal dubbed it “a tasteful collection of 11 songs that showcase King’s distinctive voice,” while Okayplayer made note of “King’s timeless blend of pristine R&B chops and just a little bit of funk, paired to her brilliant vocal treatment.” The engaging performer returns home to play The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night. Join in on the fun.