2017 New Folk Finalist

2017 New Folk Finalist

What I take away from this show about Barnes is that she is a dedicated singer-songwriter, with a beautiful voice, and an ability to take command of a room. Also, she said she’s not a piano player yet she played a few songs on piano with such ease and confidence. Not a piano player—really!?! Well, Emily Barnes, you have my attention now and I am listening.”

Just Music Thoughts

​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

Divide and Conquer Music Reviews

Divide and Conquer Music Reviews

Check out my interview with Deann from "Music for Lunch"

Check out my interview with Deann from "Music for Lunch"

Check out my interview with Dennis from "Outliers and Cold Fires" indie music blog

Check out my interview with Dennis from "Outliers and Cold Fires" indie music blog

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.”

Danger's Theory- Music Reviews & News

'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. ”

The Slate Online

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

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.”

— NJ Herald

Certainly one can say Emily Barnes is outstanding in her field!”

— Groove in the Grove Songwriters Festival