Emily Grove (singer)

Born August 1, 1991
Wall, New Jersey, USA
Origin Wall, New Jersey, USA
Genres Alternative country, folk
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals

Emily Grove (born August 1, 1991) is a singer-songwriter and musician from Wall, New Jersey. Her sound has been described as alternative folk. Emily Grove is active in the Asbury Park music scene in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Emily Grove was the recipient of the 2011 and 2012 Asbury Music Awards for Best Female Acoustic Act, and 2011 and 2012 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards for Top Female Vocalist and Top Female Songwriter. She has played with and opened for Glen Burtnik, Willie Nile, Ari Hest, Rhett Miller (Old 97s), Marshall Crenshaw, Dan Reed Network, and John Lefler (Dashboard Confessional). Grove has toured the UK and US opening for and playing with David Ford. Grove also performs in venues ranging from well known New Jersey music venues such as The Saint and the Stone Pony through music venues in New York City and Boston.

Grove’s style has been described as blending the 1970s sounds of Carole King with the “orchestrated texture of The Band” and the John Prine. Her songs have been described as including elements of country and rock and roll blended with poetry. Regarding musical influences, Grove says that her parents listened to Johnny Cash, watched the country music stations, and listened to Americana music. Her mother loved Paul Simon, and she was named Emily named after the song “For Emily Whenever I May Find Her.” Her father enjoyed the Rolling Stones and The Beatles. She was born on Jerry Garcia’s birthday, which brought attention to the music of the Grateful Dead.

Her album, “Way Across the Sea” was produced by Jack Daley (Lenny Kravitz). The title track, “Way Across The Sea,” describes her crush on an unnamed rock and roll star. “Falling” is described as reminiscent of the styles of Carly Simon and Carole King. “Today” was inspired by a particularly long Sopranos marathon. “Flea,” the first song Grove ever wrote, is a folk song based on a poem by John Donne, and is consistent with the style of artists like Jane Wiedlin and Alanis Morissette. The album ends with, “Procrastination,” done in the style of Natalie Merchant.

Her second album, released in 2014, “Life of a Commoner”, was produced by Jason Rubal of Seventh Wave Studio (Amanda Palmer). Her vocals on “Spider” has been compared to the vocals of both Annie Haslam and Dolores O’Riordan. “Scream” combines a Nicole Atkins sound with R.E.M. energy. “The Call” tells a Janis Ian-like story. “Johnny Lee” is done in the style of a Celtic love song.