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SXSW 2014 spotlight: CultureMap presents 30 Days, 30 Artists
30 Days, 30 Artists

Austin darling Emily Wolfe prepares for dynamic SXSW 2014 showcase

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Emily Wolfe, The Sessions, Hotel ZaZa
Emily Wolfe plays Esther's Follies on March 13. Photo by Jason Acton

Name: Emily Wolfe

Featured track: "Lion Heart" from Director's Notes

City of origin: Austin, Texas

Genre: Rock

In one sentence: "[A] transcendent songstress, we’re shown the ease with which Wolfe can slip from delicate folk and slide effortlessly into a more aggro atmosphere." - MTV.com

Why we chose her: After years spent skirting the edge of fame, we have every belief that 2014 is Wolfe's year to shoot to super stardom. In 2012, Wolfe self-released her first album Director's Notes which was featured in heavy rotation on KUT and, later, KUTX. The following year, the singer-songwriter released two EPs: Mechanical Hands and Night & Day. In February, Wolfe released a single entitled "Swoon" which many, including MTV, are applauding as a dynamic departure for the Austinite.

SXSW official showcase: 11 pm on Thursday, March 13 at Esther's Follies.

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