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About Emily Nott

I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after.

— Wallace Stevens

Emily Nott is a Chicago-based folk musician and singer-songwriter. Emily is deeply influenced by traditional ballad singing, the poetry and storytelling of her family and music community, and a belief that music can unite people. She writes honest, plaintive songs that tell stories both personal and universal.

Emily has performed with Glass Mountain, Joybird, and the Bard Owls. She is a proud member of the Old Lazarus’ Harp Folk Collective. Emily has played traditional music festivals such as Wheatland Music Festival (MI) and the Midwest Sing and Stomp (IL). Emily has opened for Elizabeth Laprelle, and shared a bill with the likes of Jim Lauderdale and Bruce Molsky. She has studied ballad singing with Michael and Carrie Kline. She is inspired by artists such as Gillian Welch, Jean Ritchie, and Connie Converse.