Young songwriter/pianist Emily Yanek hails from just up I-83 in Harrisburg, PA, but she sounds like she’s another world away- or more like another decade.

Though she grew up interested in the theater, after hearing a Jackson Browne song in the car with her dad, she found her musical calling.

You’ll hear 70’s rock and folk influences on her debut album, Watching the Highway.

Listen to her Between the Grooves session below

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