Emilyn Brodsky

Emilyn Brodsky

Hometown: New York City, NY (USA)


Emilyn Brodsky is a 23 year old singer–songwriter who couldn't bring herself to learn how to play the guitar, so instead she plays the ukulele. She writes simple songs about complicated feelings and is a big fan of tight harmonies and aggressive charm. Emilyn grew up in Westchester, New York home to Bill and Hillary Clinton, Jay–Z and Beyonce, and Xavier's Institute for Higher Learning. She has had the good fortune to play with some seriously amazing people. Would you like some examples– You got it!: The Dresden Dolls, The Gossip, The Magnetic Fields, The Decemberists, The Hold Steady, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Against Me!, Langhorne Slim, Kimya Dawson, Ani Difranco, and Pete Seeger.

She thinks that's a pretty impressive list. She has a self–released album of home recordings, a split 7–inch with Mirah on Third Story Records, and you can now pre–order her first full–length studio album from Third Story Records, Emilyn Brodsky's Greatest Tits, on which she, very excitingly, is playing with a killer band (Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls, Peter Hess of Balkan Beat Box and The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Franz Nicolay of World/Inferno and The Hold Steady, gorgeous chanteuse Anna Vogelzang, and teen folk phemon Anthony Da Costa)! She is (almost!) a college graduate, having gotten her B.A. in Poetry from The New School University. She lives in New York City on the great island of Manhattan in a lovely and strange house. Sometimes she considers moving out of New York but she couldn't live without good bagels.


Laura Jane Grace / Emilyn Brodsky live in Philadelphia

Laura Jane Grace / Emilyn Brodsky

live in Philadelphia (2008)

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