​Emily Barnes is more than just a musician; she’s a storyteller that sets the lives of her characters to music. Her sophomore release Let in the Light should be both required reading and listening for anyone who is feeling or has ever felt fractured by life.” - Divide and Conquer


With a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings, Emily Barnes has the ability to turn any room into a listening room.  

 With a diverse four albums and many miles under her belt, Barnes is a seasoned singer-songwriter who continues to build a grassroots following from city to small town, one new believer at a time. Her most recent release, Rare Birds, thrust her onto the national stage including a trip to the highly coveted Kerrville Folk Festival. Now based in Colorado, Barnes writes vivid songs of empathy, love and perseverance over lush melodies.  

There is a feeling one gets when witnessing something authentic and rare, and that aura permeates the room at an Emily Barnes show.


Swallow Hill is the premier listening room of Denver featuring an intimate theater to showcase original singer/songwriter music. Join Emily Barnes as she releases her lates album "Mint Condition" with long time musical companion Mike Herz. Emily Barnes has the ability to turn any room into a listening room, and has grown her following the grassroots way from city to small town with a voice that stops listeners in their tracks. Now, a seasoned songwriter with many years under her belt, Barnes' writes songs sure to make you feel like she's ripped a page out of your very own diary. About René... What you’ll hear is best described as ”heady folk for the open-hearted.” René stands on the shoulders of his greatest influences (Jackson Browne, The Beatles, Billy Joel) and writes lyric driven songs and singable melodies that fit right into your favorite playlist alongside Josh Ritter, Jeff Tweedy, and The Avett Brothers.


Join us for an intimate evening at Orange: Coffee. Art. Music a new listening room in the Delaware Water Gap. This is a special hometown album release show features songs from Emily Barnes' new record, "Mint Condition" with support from singer/songwriter Mike Herz, who is a staple in the Northwest New Jersey music scene and will be playing songs from his new solo album Painting over Paintings. Emily is doing a run of hometown shows all the way from Denver, CO and coming back to her roots in the winding roads of Northwest NJ and PA to share these songs with her friends and family. Mike and Emily formerly of the americana folk duo "Closer to Home" are sharing a stage once again after several years hiatus. Tickets: $25


WUWF NPR RadioLive

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Museum of Commerce , 201 Zaragoza Street, Pensacola, FL

RadioLive is the first Thursday of each month at the Museum of Commerce in downtown Historic Pensacola. The show is live on-air at 88.1FM and begins promptly at 6 p.m. Doors open after soundcheck, around 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation, and you simply check in at the door under your name.