Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Emily Scott Robinson
1.  What does it mean to be selected as a finalist for this competition?

For me, it's an honor and a vote of confidence from the Folk and Americana music communities at an early stage in my career. The Wildflower! Festival and particularly this competition have a strong legacy and reputation for bringing talented, unique, wholehearted musicians to this contest. It's pretty exciting for me to be in such good company! It's also a message to me that, despite my fears and moments of not knowing what's ahead for me, that I'm on the right path.


Heather Mae (photo credit: Sarah Stuart Walters)
1.  What does it mean to be selected as a finalist for this competition?

It's an honor! Wildflower is a festival that many songwriters hold in high acclaim and to have my songs be selected, it feels great. 

2.  How did you select the songs for the Wildflower contest and are they based on any memories or experiences?

"Stand Up" and "Wanderer" are two songs off my EP, "I AM ENOUGH," which I released in June 2016. After losing my ability to sing from vocal nodules in 2013, I took a huge break from music. I made a vow to myself, if I ever got the chance to sing again, I would only write music that was honest and made a difference in the world, every time they were heard. "Stand Up" is a protest song that focuses on touchy issues not often heard in mainstream music and "Wanderer" is my love song for my fiancee, Sarah, and the first song I've ever released that brings attention to my identity as a queer woman.