Emily Kate Boyd

Emily Kate Boyd

 Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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Emily Kate Boyd is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter. As a performing artist, she's a poet and storyteller, making her live performance an original and deeply heartfelt experience.

Biography

Emily Kate Boyd is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter. As a performing artist, she's a poet and storyteller, making her live performance an original and deeply heartfelt experience.

A woman of the world, her hometown is Chattanooga, Tennessee, though Emily splits residency in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she is currently expanding her independent label, ARCA Records. Her latest release, “In the Woods”, includes sessions recorded in Atlanta Georgia, Floyd Virginia and Buenos Aires with local musicians from each city.

Emily has shared the stage with many notable singer-songwriters, including live performances with John Mayer, Clay Cook (o/ Zac Brown Band), Shawn Mullins, Angie Aparo, Alana Davis and many more. Her rich, bluesy voice is reminiscent of Laura Marling, though many associate her style with artists like Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Madeleine Peyroux.  Best served in a listening room environment, Emily’s acoustic set brings a passion and energy that deeply connects with her audience.

In addition, Emily received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia under the guidance of celebrated American painters Art Rosenbaum and Radcliff Bailey.


Lyrics

Admiral's Son

Written By: Emily Kate Boyd

“Admiral’s Son”
Emily Kate Boyd © 2007

I will never love the Admiral’s Son
I will never shake the hand of Kings
I will never know the weight of his heart or his gun
I will never love the Admiral’s Son

Be kind to me brother when your talking
Be kind to me mother when you drink for me

Sleeping from time to time
Leaping on lily pads
If I ever find the one whose mess matches mine
I’ll be sleeping from time to time

Be kind to me brother when your talking
Be kind to me mother when you drink for me

let me rest in your photograph albums
oh, let me rest in the corner of your thoughts
let me rest in the back of your Bibles
where the bargained and broken belong
where the bargained and broken belong

I will never wear a diamond ring
Brother, it just ain’t my style
If the hands of love are empty, they’ll be clean
I will never wear a diamond ring

Be kind to me brother when your talking
Be kind to me mother when you drink for me

let me rest in the photograph albums
oh, let me rest in the corner of your thoughts
let me rest in the back of your Bibles
where the bargained and broken belong
where the bargained and broken belong




New Tattoo

Written By: Emily Kate Boyd,Greg Lee,Bret Hartley, Bret Hartley

You left your t-shirt in my bathroom
Did you know how I would feel?
To find the pieces of our old home
All our old words re-appear

I got a new tattoo, and baby so do you…

Look what I gave your heart
Each line a work of art
My crime’s a perfect scar
In a place, without grace, tearing us apart

Oh, you know I told you every-
Everything I wanted to
I showed you pictures of my family
Told you secrets, some are true

I have a midnight lie, and baby so do you

[Chorus]

Is it faded in your memory, every scene we came to write?
Does it seep into your blood stream, making movies in your mind?

[Chorus inst]

Your heart is tender like my arm is
Where my skin is red as wine
I’m seeing all the days I hurt you
In the drawing I designed

I’m tracing every line, Waiting for blood to dry

Nancy's Team

Written By: Emily Kate Boyd

Nancy, let’s play one on one
And we will work for what we want
If I win, you lose,
And only then you can choose to break it off
Or get it on (let’s get it on)

Nancy, don’t give up, not yet
We’ve only just begun playin’
It takes time, yes time,
To be that holy twenty five who live with it
A small percent (run with it)

Nancy, we’ve got grace- we got charm
Lesser fools than us hold arm and arm
With an albatross,
Bride and groom we will toss our hair free
Just like a team (you and me)

Nancy, let’s play one on one
You can slow your game and let me on
The winning side, we will fight the rolling tide in tandem
And crowds will come (and cheer us on)

Paint My Heart White

Written By: Emily Kate Boyd

i know a thing or two about the history of the arts 
and how to sell to people of wealth
but i steal from convenient store shelves
and i will admit an appetite for hurting myself

and maybe you're apart of it- my plot to dine
with masacists, scared of doing it right
but i loved you and i can't deny that seeing your face
means making me cry

oh, i've been praying at night
find me pure, golden light
if the morning never comes
wake me from my murdering mind
and paint my heart white

now I’m sending brave men home
sealed with shame and bitter cold
i dream of love then drive safely home
every woman whose lonesome foot roams
hates the sound of their boots and the sound
of her own

oh, i've been praying at night
find me pure, golden light
if the morning never comes
wake me from my murdering mind
and paint my heart white


the morning cars crank in the drive
the county's low suburban cry
crooked tree lean close to my bed
for a taste i have sold my soul red
but the blubird that sings breaths hope in my head

Carolina

Written By: Emily Kate Boyd

I took a hard hit made me cough
And you left me quietly
Quick wave when you took off
Have I changed so drastically? (let you leave)

Let me go or let me be
Forever aging growing green
When you were everything to me
We were in a different dream

Carolina, Carolina!
Most the time you never know when I am stoned

Oh the miles we drive are long
Steady west or steady home
The days I love give you to me
Well at least one line a week

Carolina, Carolina!
Most the time you never know when I am stoned

Oh the wisdom we have brought
In tears we cry and stones we caught
The hand of time ticks in between
And the words I say seem weak

Carolina, Carolina!
Most the time you never know when I’m in love

Discography

"In The Woods" by Emily Kate Boyd
Published 2014 by ARCA Records
Produced by Emily Kate Boyd
Listen at http://emilykateboyd.net

"Vampires at Sea" by JoyScout
Published 2012 by Elemi Arts
Produced by Will Robertson
Listen at http://joyscout.net

"Paint My Heart White" by Emily Kate Boyd
Published 2008 by Art Box Records
Produced by Clay Cook
Listen at http://emilykateboyd.net

"Red Dirt Diaries" by Molly Bancroft
Published in 2006 by Dizzy Kitchen Music
(Words by EKB, Produced by Molly Bancroft)

"Wonder EP" by Emily Boyd
Published 2006 by Art Box Records
Produced by Molly Bancroft

EKB has contributed to many works, including collaborations with contemporary writers Clay Cook, Gareth Asher, Nick Niespodziani, Paul Warner, Heather Luttrell and many more.

Set List

available upon request.