A true believer in the healing power of music, singer-songwriter Emily Hope feels her musical mission is to “inspire, encourage and enact change.” Armed with a ukulele and Martin guitar, as well as a transcendental voice that delivers her message clearly and with passion, Emily sings her own tune as she “strives to write songs that people can relate to.” Included in her original numbers are toe-tapping, affirmative singalongs that lure folks into a world of solid goodness and change for the better. At the end of May, Ms.Hope released a new single, “Better,” available at all the usual digital outlets and www.emilyhopemusic.com. From her hometown of Bloomington, Illinois, Emily keeps playing and expanding her base. On Sept. 20 she performs a coffeehouse session, recorded in front of a live studio audience, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Rock Solid Studio in Dunlap, just north of Peoria. Visit the studio website for info on tickets.
Friday, July 5, 7pm
West of Wise Winery