Over the course of the last decade, Gretchen Emery has been a fixture on the Delaware/Philly music scene. Born and raised in Dover, DE to a family with diverse and superb musical talents, she had early classical training in piano, flute, and voice. In her early 20's Gretchen was transformed by the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, and later by Susan Tedeschi. Before forming Dirty Boots, Gretchen performed in local bands English Garden, The Condors, and Red House at local Tri-State area clubs such as WarmDaddy's and The Stone Balloon. In recent years, Gretchen Emery and Dirty Boots have performed at the Wilmington Riverfront Blues Festival, Delaware's 32nd Annual June Jam, the Fort Hunter Music and Wine Festival, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and various benefit concerts including events for the Diamond State Blues Society, Delaware Boots on the Ground, and Practice Without Pressure.
This fiery red-head sings both soft and sultry ballads and powerful, get-up-and-dance blues with a passion for music that runs deep in her soul.
Her band, Dirty Boots creates a musical collage of Blues, Rock, and Soul while blending Memphis power blues with passion and vitality.
Whether you get up and dance or find yourself lost in a sultry oasis, Gretchen Emery & Dirty Boots is sure to leave you wanting more.
For more information, see http://www.gretchenemery.com