Emchy is a published poet who plays acoustic folkpunk, americana, ghost town country, murder ballads and drinking songs for the proletariat with the Bay Area bands Vagabondage, Feral, Jerk Church, Sinners Tonic, Rhubarb Whiskey, and the Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, Local #88. With her tall tales about drinkin' whiskey, love, friendship, and the open road, she is sure to charm you.
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 was also featured in the 2011 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 music showcase with Lynn Breedlove.
She believes that art can create change in 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.
Queer lesbian dyke poet Cindy Emch is an accordion player for the junk bands Vagabondage and Rhubarb Whiskey. These accordion bands that are heavily influenced by Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, the Dresden Dolls, Weimar Berlin, flappers, whiskey, americana, sepiachord, newgrass, bluegrass and more play tunes about drinking and the open road. Emchy and her accordion travel the road and collaborate with other travellers with tall tales to tell.