Emily Barnes
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Emily Barnes

Arvada, CO | Established. Jan 01, 2010

Arvada, CO
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"The Slate"

“'Let in the Light' has a calming, folksy feel to it. The songs are almost lullaby-like with Barnes’ soft voice and peaceful strumming of her guitar. ” -

"Outliers and Cold Fires"

“Don’t Know Who I’ll Be”, closes out the album [Let in the Light] with its cleverly written retrospective narration. I personally love the low-fi feel and the traditional folk esthetics. - Dennis King

"Danger's Theory Music Reviews"

“Eleven tracks strong, this album provides more than just a fantastic voice. The instrumentation throughout these songs is well polished and lends more strength to the already great writing.” - Brandon Pasierb

"Music for Lunch"

Emily Barnes is a singer-songwriter originally from Camden, Maine who is now based out of lil town in Warren County in New Jersey. Her unique vocal qualities grabbed me immediately, but according to Barnes, it took some time for her to find confidence in the voice she was born with. Despite the release of her sophomore record, Let in the Light, being just around the corner (March 10th!), she found the time to answer some questions and offer us a peek into her musical life. - Deann

"NJ Herald"

"Hushed acoustic strings that induce sways; a lilting voice that establishes intimacy and seeps into the soul. "Beautiful Goodbyes," the debut album from Johnsonburg's Emily Barnes, is a sojourn into the heart and mind of the 22-year-old singer/songwriter." - Greg Watry

"Groove in the Grove Songwriters Festival"

"Certainly one can say Emily Barnes is outstanding in her field!!" - Clark Paddock

"Block Island Music Festival"

"Did we just hear angels sing from the heavens... no, that was Emily Barnes with her soul churning performance at the Block Island Music Festival. Beautiful vocals filling our ears with original music. Sweet melodies from a real singer songwriter. Emily Barnes delivered a stellar performance. If you want a unique musical experience, hit play and be mesmerized." - Campus Films Studios


"Can you catch Emily Barnes? Her new single is a smash and when her star begins to rise it might rise too fast to be able to catch her." -

"Indie Lounge"

"It looks like she's becoming a staple in the Northwest NJ indie scene"- - Mandy Del Rio



Tucked away in a town so tiny it isn't found on most maps,  singer-songwriter Emily Barnes can be found sitting on the stone steps of her 200 year old home stitching together the latest melody from the fabric of her mind.  That is on the rare occasion she is home.  For the past few years, Emily has been tirelessly trekking down the open road playing venues of all shapes and sizes stopping listeners dead in their tracks with a voice that cuts to the bone and songs that pull on the heart strings.  

 Now a nationally touring artist, Barnes continues to build a grassroots following from city to small town, one new believer at a time.  Like the house she sometimes rests her head in, Emily is an old soul and her live performances stand the test of time.  There is a feeling one gets when witnessing something authentic and rare, and that aura permeates the room at an Emily Barnes show.  

Her debut album Beautiful Goodbyes was released in January 2014, her duo album Closer to Home in 2015, and her highly anticipated follow up solo album is due out in the fall of 2016.  

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