The Secret Emchy Society plays foot stompin' heart breakin' cowboy songs about good friends and hard times. Frontperson Cindy Emch sings deeply personal, fearless, and passionate ballads for the marginalized and festive alike. Pairs well with whisky and hitting the streets. Their new album 'The Stars Fall Shooting Into Twangsville' is available for pre-order now! https://emchy.bandcamp.com/album/stars-fall-shooting-into-twangsville
While Secret Emchy Society does have a rotating cast of musicians depending on geography - the current Bay Area line up features Hans Winold on bass and Eric 'Scratch' Ingerson on drums.
She has previously sung, strummed, and squeezeboxed her way around the country with the bands Vagabondage, Rhubarb Whiskey, Sinners Tonic, Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, Jerk Church, and Feral. Influences: Hank Williams, Hazel Dickens, Shovels & Rope, Johnny Paycheck, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Bob Wills, Corn Sisters.
She has been writing songs and founding bands since 2005. She has recorded albums with Rhubarb Whiskey, Vagabondage, Sinner's Tonic, Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, The Secret Emchy Society, and Feral.
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Emchy is also published poet / writer. She has been interviewed on PirateCat Radio, FCC Free Radio, OutsiderWriters.com, ReadThisMagazine.co.uk, Drinks with Tony (Radio Valencia) and on NPR for her writing, her music, and her propensity for being in car accidents that are not her fault. She has also been featured in the Accordion Babes Calendar.
She has published five chapbooks, founded / hosted / curated the Queer Open Mic for five years, and featured at dozens of spoken word showcases including Sister Spit, the Radar Reading series, K'vetch, Writers With Drinks, as well as co-hosted a queer radio show with Lynn Breedlove.
She believes that art can change the world and that it's not so hard to be nice to people. She also thinks that dirt smells like magic and gets lost in the woods on purpose.