Originally from Houston, Texas, Emory Duncan is an independent singer/songwriter known for his raw, melancholy, and emotional ballads. Now living in and writing from a remote log cabin tucked away beneath the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, he describes his lucid and intimate writing style as his own “personal form of processing and getting in touch with the subconscious”.
As introspective as they are infectious, the songs feel lived-in, and bleed themes of love lost, time wasted, yearning, and adventure. A vagabond and free-spirit, Emory is most at home on a sailboat, snowboard, rock climbing, or in a tent under the stars.
He draws constant inspiration from his playful connection with the natural world, and feelings of freedom, solitude, catharsis, and nostalgia are reflected in his intimate lyrics and ethereal aural tone. Simply put, his music pairs well with the scent of pine, nowhere to be, and open windows on a mountain road.
Raised on the catchy choruses of classic rock, it was later that Emory discovered the unpolished and soulful music of Neil Young, Nick Drake, and Jeff Buckley. While giving homage to his influences, his music is as unique as it is classic, and as classic as it is modern. Recorded over the course of a week in Montreal with producer Tyler Neil Johnson, his debut studio EP has a scheduled release in the fall of 2023.