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June 29th @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Emilio Gonzalez is a singer songwriter from Tampa, Florida whose style akin to Jeff Buckley, Joni Mitchell, and Andy Shauf . In 2008, Emilio found himself inspired by the musical stylings of The Rat Pack, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and more which were first introduced to him via the video game “Fallout 3”. During his high school career, Emilio performed with his school jazz band and participated in Solo and Ensemble competitions. Entering his college years, Emilio found a love for writing music, looking to the work of independent singer songwriters Lucy Rose, Andy Shauf, Julia Jacklin, and more. After performing at various open mics, restaurants, and bars, he was integrated into the Florida folk scene. This catalyzed a collaboration with artist and producer Liam Bauman , who assisted in the Production and recording of Emilio’s recent EP, “Hazy”. Emilio now studies at the Berklee College of music where he continues to write songs through a creative mix of jazz and folk storytelling.