Gretchen Emery

Gretchen Emery

 Newark, Delaware, USA

Gretchen Emery is a dynamic vocalist and flutist who performs with passion and heart, consistently delivering energy and sincerity with each song. Her band is a powerful, blues-centered group which incorporates elements of rock, gospel and soul into their original music.


Gretchen Emery has been a fixture on the Delaware/Philly music scene over the past twenty years. She has made cameo appearances with or opened for Hubert Sumlin, Lowrider Band, Savoy Brown, Johnny Neel, Michael Hill's Blues Mob, Victor Wainwright, Sam Cockrell, Dana Fuchs, and Jonathan "Boogie" Long.

Gretchen had early classical training in piano, flute, and voice and was later transformed by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, and Susan Tedeschi. She has performed in local bands English Garden, The Condors, and Red House at local Tri-State area clubs such as WarmDaddy's and The Stone Balloon.

In recent years, Gretchen Emery and Dirty Boots have performed as contestants in the 2013 International Blues Challenge, the Wilmington Riverfront Blues Festival, Delaware's Annual June Jam, the Fort Hunter Music and Wine Festival, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, Hershey Hill Climb, and various benefit concerts including events for the Diamond State Blues Society, Delaware Boots on the Ground, and Practice Without Pressure.

Gretchen Emery and her band blend vocals, flute, and guitar with a rock-solid rhythm section to create their unique sound. The band is comprised of seasoned musicians who deliver powerful blues with passion and vitality. Gretchen Emery and Dirty Boots deliver both powerful blues and sultry ballads, so whether you get up and dance or just sit back and listen, Gretchen Emery & Dirty Boots is sure to leave you wanting more.


2013 - Gretchen Emery and Dirty Boots (EP)

Set List

Thought I Had the Blues
Everybody Knows
Simply Blue
Old Man's Darlin'
Talk About Love
Rock Me Baby
Hard to Explain
Voodoo Woman
Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)
Hurt So Bad
Can't Leave You Alone
House That Jack Built