Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Emily Scott Robinson’s anticipated new album, American Siren, is out today via Oh Boy Records—her first release in partnership with the label. Stream/purchase HERE.

Produced by Jason Richmond (The Avett Brothers, The Steep Canyon Rangers), American Siren showcases Robinson’s powerful storytelling abilities as she gracefully blends imagined characters with meaningful stories and people she’s encountered on her journey thus far. With these ten new songs, all of which she wrote on her own, Robinson beckons to those who are lost, lonely and struggling, hoping to help listeners find their place and feel less alone. In celebration of the release, the official music video for “Cheap Seats” is debuting today. Watch/share HERE.

Critical acclaim for American Siren

“mixes folk and country with gorgeous, clear-eyed examinations of faith, hope and regret…stunning”—NPR Music

“Robinson has turned heads for her intimate and empathetic songwriting…intricate acoustic guitar picking and lovely backing harmonies.”—Rolling Stone

“a selection of emotionally potent story songs… relayed deeply personal stories in a way that was universally relevant—much like Prine himself”—Nashville Scene

“addictive hooks and poignant songwriting…you can’t help but feel the influence of Nanci Griffith on her vocal style and John Prine on her songwriting.”—Glide

“moving collection…her voice shares a warbling loveliness with Joan Baez and Caroline Herring.”—WMOT Roots Radio

“Robinson’s clear, sweet soprano voice wraps you in its warm embrace, while her storytelling takes you on a journey through her heart and life… American Siren is a solid listen all the way through”—Americana Highways

“Emily Scott Robinson can no longer be labelled as an emerging talent; with this album she’s surely already there.”—Holler

American Siren gently grabs hold of the heart strings and tugs in such a way you can’t help but feel the journey of each word, strum, and story.”—Nanobot Rock

Reflecting on the record, Robinson shares, “I think that the thread running through the album is those things that call to us, and how we can’t resist that call. It’s about the siren songs that come up through our lives. It is bigger and riskier and more expansive than my last collection. It feels like I wrote some songs that I’m going to grow into as I continue to perform them. They’re excavating some deeper stuff than I’ve touched on before, I think they will have a healing quality for people who listen.”

In celebration of the new music, Robinson will embark on an extensive headline tour this fall including upcoming shows at New York’s City Vineyard, Atlanta’s Eddie’s Attic, Nashville’s High Watt, Greensboro’s Crown at Carolina Theatre, Asheville’s Grey Eagle, Denver’s Soiled Dove and Cambridge’s Club Passim among several others. Robinson will also join Dar Williams for a series of shows in December. See below for complete itinerary, full details can be found at www.emilyscottrobinson.com/tour.

American Siren follows Robinson’s acclaimed, self-released album, Traveling Mercies, which was named one of the Best Country Albums of 2019 by Stereogum and Rolling Stone, who proclaimed, “a vibrant, mostly acoustic batch of songs from a writer who could evoke the empathy of Patty Griffin (‘Ghosts in Every Town’), the narrative concision of Richard Thompson (‘Overalls’), and the sly wit of Brandy Clark (‘Pie Song’) with her keen observations.” Moreover, Stereogum praised, “It’s a universal truth…that’s what Robinson continually captures perfectly,” and No Depression declared, “honest, humble folk music, honoring the purity that makes the genre so distinct…Robinson proves herself to be a graceful, yet convincing storyteller.” Traveling Mercies also features Robinson’s breakthrough track, “Better With Time,” which has garnered over 6 million streams on Spotify to date.

Raised in Greensboro and now based in Telluride, Robinson found her way to music at age 13, when she was first exposed to the work of Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens and Dar Williams at summer camp. She went on to teach herself to play guitar and write songs, leading her to win the Telluride Troubadour Competition in 2019 and to be named a finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk Competition in 2016. In the years since, Robinson has continued to tour extensively across the country, booking her own performances and garnering a supportive grassroots fanbase.

For more information, please contact Asha Goodman
615.320.7753, Catherine Snead 615.320.7753 or Carla Sacks
212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

1. Old Gods
2. Things You Learn The Hard Way
3. If Trouble Comes A Lookin’
4. Let ‘Em Burn
5. Cheap Seats
6. Hometown Hero
7. Lost Woman’s Prayer
8. Every Day In Faith
9. Lightning In A Bottle
10. Old North State

October 30 /// New York, NY /// City Vineyard
November 4 /// Atlanta, GA /// Eddie’s Attic
November 5 /// Bluffton, SC /// Roasting Room
November 6 /// Sparta, NC /// Muddy Creek Music Hall
November 12 /// Nashville, TN /// High Watt
November 13 /// Greensboro, NC /// Crown at Carolina Theatre
(early show + late show)
November 14 /// Asheville, NC /// Grey Eagle
November 17 /// Denver, CO /// Soiled Dove
(early show + late show)
November 20 /// Telluride, CO /// Sheridan Opera House
November 30 /// Woodbury, CT /// The Woodbury Brewing Company
December 1 /// Cambridge, MA /// Club Passim
December 4 /// Annapolis, MD /// Ram’s Head*
December 5 /// Washington, DC /// Birchmere*
December 7 /// Richmond, VA /// Tin Pan*
December 8 /// Charlottesville, VA /// The Southern*
December 10 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Club Café*
December 11 /// Newark, NJ /// Thirty One West*
December 12 /// Ann Arbor, MI /// The Ark*
December 13 /// Spring Lake, MI /// Seven Steps Up*

*with Dar Williams