The Hudson Eye Presents with Basilica Hudson: Emily Ritz
DOORS 6:30 PM | STUDENTS + SENIORS $5, GENERAL ADMISSION $10
Emily Ritz of Hudson, NY will be performing at Basilica Hudson as a part of The Hudson Eye. She released her second solo record in January of 2021 and sees this show as a belated album release celebration. She will be accompanied by a full band playing songs off her new album In Love Alone.
Hudson Properties: Columbia County Government Not Yet Mandated.
NYC Properties: NYC Government-Mandated (this Team has safely reopened in NYC).
ABOUT EMILY RITZ
Musician and multidisciplinary visual artist, Emily Ritz lives a life immersed in creativity. Emily makes tender, exploratory work which draws as much on the harmonious swells and hollows of the natural world, as on personal experience and internal work around self- acceptance and self-love.
A touring musician for over a decade, Emily began her musical career in California, forming bands Yesway and Honeycomb. After moving back home to upstate NY, Emily self-released her first solo record Pattern Recess in 2018. While classic elements of jazz and R&B can be heard, Ritz’s sound is enticingly off-kilter due to her subtly unusual melodic choices and inventive use of electronic manipulation. She uses her voice to weave complex harmonies and avant-garde patterns while delivering poignant and romantic lyrics.
Emily released her sophomore album In Love Alone on January 1st, 2021. The new record explores the fundamental duality of existence, playing loneliness against catharsis, longing against healing, and solitude against love itself. Arranged and produced in Northern CA by Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple, this is a record of roomy and expansive neo- soul with a psychedelic pop twist.
Photo Credit: Tomm Roesch
ABOUT THE HUDSON EYE
AN ARTS FESTIVAL IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HUDSON, NY
AUGUST 27TH – SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2021
The Hudson Eye is an artist-driven 10-day annual public program and urban showcase, with a focus on dance, music, performance, film and visual art. This program, presented by the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and arranged by curator Aaron Levi Garvey, aims to celebrate the arts community in Hudson and help stimulate creativity and connectivity. The Hudson Eye partners with local venues and also features daily “Hot Topics” talks that are free and open to the public, hosted by guest speakers whose professional affiliations represent the diversity of Hudson.