Emma Jo is an alt-country acoustic singer-songwriter based in Kansas City, Missouri. Her life as a professional musician began at the age of fifteen, when she released her first solo album, Waiting to be Heard. For the next six years, she performed with her band under various names, including Emma Jo and the Poets Down Here, the Poets Down Here, and (most notably) 49 Stones. The band parted ways in 2013, and Emma took a three-year hiatus from music. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history, which occasionally informs her performance style as she gives backstories and histories of the cover songs she plays.

In 2016, Emma Jo relaunched her music career and is performing again as a solo-acoustic act. Her sweet blend of country, rockabilly, and folk is irresistible to audiences of all ages.