Exclusive Interview with Emily Barker
Why country music ?
~ I listened to country, folk and blues growing up due to my parents being fans. They raised me on Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell and more. The influence has stayed with me.
If everything would be possible (waking the dead included) , which two people should sing the ultimate country duet?
~ Neil Young and Gillian Welch.
What song you ever recorded means the most to you and why?
~ A song called "Pause" because it reminds me of what is most important: the people you love.
Who would you like to write a song for you?
~ Neil Young or Gillian Welch (are you noticing a pattern emerging here?)
Whisky wine beer or water?
~ Real ale.
What is the question interviewers never asked you while you were always hoping they would. (and give us your answer)?
~ Maybe something about lyrics. I spend a lot of time over lyrics and really enjoy the process of finding the phrase/word that fits right for each part of the song. Can't think of the question though...
Describe the ultimate recording studio (not the technique but the facilities)
~ A remote barn in the countryside with beautiful surroundings of hills and lakes. Quite epic landscape in the autumn time with incredible gear and an amazing producer.
Johnny or June ?
Give us your top 3 country songs ever.
~ Comes a time- Neil Young
I dream a highway- Gillian Welch
If I needed you- Townes Van Zandt
What is your most important message to our readers?
~ Thank you for listening and being music supporters, none of us music-makers could do it without you!
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Answers given on july 4, 2011