A bred-in-the-bones roots musician. Emily Triggs sophomore album ‘Middletown’, takes you on a journey through inspirations and experiences that have shaped her sound.
Bringing in influences she has had over the years, she is pushing the boundaries of what is considered folk. These influences span the Deep South, through Texas blues, strains from the Appalachian Mountains to her early years in French Canada.
A regular performer at family gatherings and parties, Emily’s natural talent was honed in Hemmingford, Quebec. The youngest of five growing up in a mix of English and French culture, it was in living room jam sessions with local and visiting musicians that Emily learned the history and art of lyrical composition and performance. Her mother, Louise Demers Triggs was a folk dancer in Les Feux-Follets. Her father, Stanley Triggs, was a folk singer in the 1960s and has songs that can be found within Smithsonian Folkways. After studying music in Montreal she traveled to Calgary by way of West Virginia where she immersed herself in the Appalachian side of folk.
Singing festivals, clubs and coffee houses Emily has become known as an established singer songwriter. Currently a member of the duo The Rosellas (Lorrie Matheson) and Magnolia Buckskin, she has also been a member of Calgary-based bands: The House Doctors, The Fallen Angel Band, and June Gloom.
Her first album has been played by CBC and stations across the country, reaching top 5 on folk/roots charts for the months of April and March of release year. Emily engages the listener. Her songs are double edged, unapologetic and a unique sound in the genre of Roots.