After seeing Emily Aldridge live for the first time at a Woman Crush Music showcase, I invited her to hang out with me on the program to talk about her music, influences, and how she made her way to Portland. Emily’s influences may have been the most diverse I’ve had on the program spanning from Ani Difranco’s protest-driven Folk to the anthemic Prog Rock band, Between The Buried and Me. Our broadcast also included Emily’s original work as a solo artists and as the lead vocalist of the band Sacrifice to Survive. A highlight of the evening for me was when Emily played a few live tracks for our listeners. I can’t thank her enough for being on the show and sharing her stories.
Please enjoy my interview with singer-songwriter Emily Aldridge and remember to follow Sounds of PDX for the latest on the Portland Music scene.
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.