Earlier this week on Wednesday, February 5th, singer-songwriter Emily King wrapped up her 2 night stint at LA’s Masonic Lodge located just inside the infamous Hollywood Forever Cemetery. This is just the beginning of this special acoustic tour which ends at the end of this month in Somerville, MA.
This tour is a celebration of her newest EP, “Sides,” which was released just last month on January 17th via Making Music Records/ATO Records. This collection features all-acoustic highlights from her 2011 “The Seven” EP, 2016’s “The Switch” and King’s newest Grammy-nominated studio album “Scenery.”
The intimate setting of the Masonic Lodge was absolutely perfect for the singer’s acoustic tour. The stage was dressed simply. There were scattered white lights strung on poles, 2 stools and King in all black and her producer/writing partner/guitarist/back-up vocalist extraordinaire Jeremy Most next to her.
King opened the show with “Sides” opener, “Radio” and from there, the two musicians went on to flawlessly perform just about every song on that collection. The stripped-down versions of “Look At Me Now,” “Teach You,” “Down,” “Every Part,” “BYIMM,” “Georgia,” and “Remind Me” were particularly enjoyed by the sold-out crowd. The audience also loved songs that needed their participation including singing verses, snapping fingers or clapping.
Emily was easygoing and silly and cracked jokes between songs. Her gorgeous tone filled the equally beautiful space. She was effortless in her delivery and displayed incredible control over her voice.