Biography

Portrait - Emilie Clepper

Austin Americana/country/folk artist Emilie Clepper brings one of the genre’s finest new voices and an eclectic musical background to present music that is fresh, moving and memorable. The Emilie Clepper band is a regular act at one of Austin’s hottest new clubs, the Whitehorse. Along with band members Pete "Okie" Weiss, Lisa Lam and Collin Shook, the group gets patrons up and two-stepping with songs penned by Emilie, Pete and Emilie’s songwriting father, Russell Clepper.

Since her young teens, Emilie has travelled back and forth between her native Quebec and her father’s Texas and counts folk, bluegrass, gospel and roots country among her most enduring influences. The last few years saw her achieving both critical and popular success in Quebec where one of the major daily newspapers, Le Soleil, dubbed her "Quebec’s best-kept secret." She was a repeat performer in several major festivals there, including the Montreal Jazz Festival where she wowed audiences with Americana versions of her songs, supported by some of Quebec’s most excellent players, including bassist Jerome Dupras (Les Cowboys Fringants) and pedal steel wizard Joe Grass.

With her third release, Texas Eagle EP, Emilie has found her true style and voice and presents herself as a young artist who has matured into a formidable songwriting force and a star performer.

Discography

Texas Eagle EP (2013)


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  1. Roberta
  2. Disons Hill
  3. Crossroads
  4. Motherless Boy
  5. Texas Eagle

Clepper in the studio – Texas Eagle

 

What You See (2011)


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  1. Wearing You
  2. Come to Me
  3. You You
  4. No Use in Trying
  5. Don't Break The Spell
  6. Sara and Isaac
  7. Lake Geneva
  8. What You See
  9. Hill Country Night
  10. My Wonder
  11. Freight Train

Shows

Date Venue City Country
April 17, 2015, 6 pm ABGB Austin, TX USA
April 20, 2015, 10 pm EP RELEASE at White Horse Austin, TX USA
April 22, 2015 PADRE'S Marfa, TX USA
April 23, 2015 Emilia's Las Cruces, NM USA
April 24, 2015 Che's Lounge Tucson, AZ USA
April 25, 2015 Quary Bisbee, AZ USA
April 27, 2015 Harry's Tinaja Alpine, TX USA
May 1st, 2015 Hills Cafe with The Lonesome Heroes Austin, TX USA
May 8, 2015 Gruene Hall, opening for GARY P NUNN Gruene, TX USA

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