EMILY KING JOINS GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING
MUSICIAN/PRODUCER ERIC KRASNO ON NEW PODCAST SERIES,
ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE
ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE FEATURES EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATIONS
WITH WIDE RANGE OF MUSICAL ICONS AND LEGENDARY ARTISTS
JOHN MAYER EPISODE AIRS NEXT MONDAY, MAY 18;
QUESTLOVE JUNE 15
“You can’t really bet on anything other than your own instinct — otherwise, I mean, you’re a damn fool.”
– Emily King
Two-time GRAMMY® nominee Emily King joins award-winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno on his special new podcast series. Presented by Osiris Media, ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE sees the renowned musician hosting a one-of-a-kind interview series exploring the lives and work of some of his closest friends and musical collaborators.
In this episode of Plus One, Eric talks to his friend, singer-songwriter Emily King, who checks in from her family home in lower Manhattan where she’s sheltering in place. Being back home inspires her to tell Eric about growing up in a musical family, going on the road with her jazz singer parents, and why hamburgers and french fries in the dressing room made her want to become a musician. The two talk about mutual friend and producer Jeremy Most, and discuss what it’s like to be nominated for a Grammy. Emily explains why she loves corny music, and how she’s trying to stay positive during the COVID-19 lockdown. The episode ends with “Look At Me Now,” a Grammy-nominated track from Emily’s 2019 album Scenery.
Emily King is from New York City and is the daughter of jazz duo Marion Cowings and Kim Kalesti. She began playing music at 15, and released her first album, the Grammy-nominated East Side Story in 2007. Following that debut, she underwent a period of creative growth that saw her move away from slick R&B toward a more sophisticated indie soul sound, which manifested itself on her self-released sophomore album, 2015’s acclaimed The Switch. Co-produced and written with Most, The Switch cemented her transformation from the slicker mainstream R&B of her debut to the more elegant pop and soul of her later singles. King returned in 2018 with the singles “Remind Me” and “Look at Me,” which led to the release of Scenery early the following year. King and Most recorded the album in a studio they built in the garage of their Catskills home. The track “Look at Me Now” from the album went on to receive a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song.
Additional episodes will follow each and every Monday featuring an array of very special guests, including John Mayer on May 18, and Questlove on June 15. ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE is available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and through the official Osiris website.
For nearly two decades, Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music, from his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded) to his GRAMMY® Award-winning work as a producer and songwriter for artists like Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone, to name but a few. As if that weren’t enough, the New York-based artist has proven an invaluable session player and touring musician alongside the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer, Oteil & Friends, and The Roots.
Along with their work together on stage and in the studio, Krasno has spent countless hours sharing stories with these incredible artists and these intimate moments have become some of his most cherished memories. ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE now allows fans everywhere to join behind-the-scenes conversations, with topics spanning early inspirations to discussions about the state of the music industry, the challenges of life on the road, and much more.
For music, upcoming tour dates, and additional information, please visit www.erickrasno.com.
Ep 1: Dave Matthews (OUT NOW)
Ep 2: Laura Lee (OUT NOW)
Ep 3. Marcus King (OUT NOW)
Ep 4: Chris Robinson (OUT NOW)
Ep 5: Emily King (AIRS TODAY)
Ep 6: John Mayer
Ep 7: Mac Ayres
Ep 8: John Scofield
Ep 9: Derek Trucks
Ep. 10: Questlove
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