Emma Barlow is a talented country singer songwriter who can play the fiddle as well as the guitar. Her latest single Jaded shows off why she is so good. So read and find out why she worth checking out.
1. How did did you get into music?
I started playing classical violin at the age of 8 when I lived on the Gold Coast- My parents eventually ended up in Gympie where I started learning country music at school, I then turned into
a fiddle player and learnt to sing. I had such a great start to country
2. What has been the highlight so far?
Releasing my own music is definitely the biggest highlight. I’ve played for amazing artists in the past too but showing the world who I really am through my songs has been wonderful.
3. What inspires you when writing music?
Many things really, It’s hard to pinpoint one but a lot of times it’s just personal experiences, some naughty old boyfriends (hehe), going out to festivals, road trips and being on tour,
the environment and more!
4. What was the inspiration for the latest release?
Jaded really came about when I thought about what would happen if you met a boy who was travelling in aus, fell in love with him, waited a while and then moved over and he
became something you didn’t expect!
5. Who have you enjoyed playing with recently?
Recently I’ve enjoyed playing with Amber Laurence down at Mildura Country Music Fest, Luke O’Shea, Markus Meier, Tracy Killeen and more!
6. What it is the scene like where you are from?
Country Music in Gympie is wonderful, it has two country music schools – the AICM and CMSOE – which offer certificates and diplomas in Country music- and on top of that, it’s the home of the Country Music Muster. I think we are the luckiest city, along with Tamworth and Mildura, in the
Country Music Scene.
7. How has social networking helped your music?
Social networking has been a great tool to share my music around to people who might not otherwise see or hear about it! It’s been great to become friends with so many wonderful people and then meet them out and about around the country and share our love of country
Just go for it and WRITE WRITE WRITE songs! Most important I’d say!
9. How has touring helped your music?
Touring is one of the main things that makes you grow as a performer, playing to different crowds, different nights and getting all sorts of different responses is what helps make you who you
are as an artist.
10. Who would the band most like to work with or play with?
Who would I most like to play with? Hmmm okay it would have to be, Led Zeppelin, Taylor Swift
and Keith Urban! How cool would that be!
11. How has radio and the media received the latest ep?
It’s been overwhelming in such a lovely way, I didn’t know what to expect, bad or good
but it’s been great which has been so lovely- Jaded has hit over 12 charts
now and the video clip has only been up 4 days and received 1500 views which
is just crazy to me! In a good way of course! 🙂
12. What is next for yourself?
I want to get some shows up and running around Aus and go for a good tour as well as start an EP and hopefully get Jaded up and running on the Country Music Channel Foxtel.