Music: Emily Aldridge
"Emily Aldridge is a Chicago-born pianist, guitarist, and singer-songwriter. Emily began singing and recording at age 3 with her father, Dave Aldridge, musician/songwriter, and Presbyterian minister. Emily was harmonizing and putting on small family performances by age 5. Her parents recognized her love of making music and immediately enrolled her in a lifelong education. Emily's mother Sarah Aldridge is an avid classical pianist and hand bell player who encouraged Emily to begin singing in choirs throughout the US. Emily spent much of her formative youth in children's choruses, voice lessons, musical theater performance troupes, while balancing her instrument education in piano and guitar.
Attending both Asbury College and University of Kentucky, Emily pursued her vocal studies in Gospel and Jazz techniques while continuing college studies. Currently Emily teaches music lessons throughout North Florida and continues to perform throughout the area with various projects.
Emily's solo project shows various facets of her range and personal style, not to be held down by any genre title or standard. Her music reflects influences in rock, jazz, pop, metal, and R&B.
Emily comes from a musical school of thought that simply wants to love the music one writes and connect to the world through it. An infinite response to the gifts we've been given as musicians." Emily Aldridge
Art by: Jill Mayberg and Kim Murton, Mixed Media Paintings and Ceramics
Jill Mayberg describes her style as: "Fun, funky modern folk art acrylic and mixed media paintings." Also, "Jill's art is in many public and private collections and is also exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions all over the country. She has been awarded grants and an Artist Trust Fellowship. She serves on the board of a prestigious Portland Art festival, has been a juror for awarding art grants and has curated art exhibitions." To learn more about her visit her website: www.jillmayberg.com
Kim Murton's ceramics have been described as wacky and whimsical, abstract and figurative. Check out her blog to learn more! kimmurton.blogspot.com