January 10, 7:00 PM
Songbyrd Record Cafe and Music House, 2475 18 St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Emily Henry has been writing and performing folk-pop music for over ten years. Her unique picking style and strong lyrical background underlay the real showstopper: her powerful, sweet voice, which has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin, and Alison Krauss. A DC-area local, she has played shows all over the East Coast, in Europe, and in Asia. In 2016 Emily released her debut EP, “Matchsticks”, to a packed house at IOTA, followed by a performance at The Birchmere opening for Australian chart-toppers Boy & Bear.
When D.C. venues were ready to reopen after COVID-19, indie pop duo GLOSSER was ready to perform. The two, Riley Fanning and Corbin Sheehan, formed the band pre-COVID out of a shared aesthetic vision and passion for music storytelling.
Their first album *DOWNER* was released in January 2023, however they have decided to release a [__deluxe version__](https://open.spotify.com/album/0KLORhtj3ohV4FtbdjoKu5?si=iNZX9fiZSm2M6V8pRdBkow) exactly one year later containing four new tracks – two remixes, a reimagined song, and a cover – that they are hoping will give it a second life and allow them to continue performing around the area.
The band explains that they have spent many shows opening for touring bands that traveled through D.C. “We made music and then venues started to open again,” Sheehan says. Rather than having the “typical grungy” D.C. band experience, they uniquely went straight to club shows.