Regional Beat: Emma Shepard

Emma Shepard Public Displays of Affection (self-released)

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Kent-based singer-songwriter Emma Shepard has written songs since she was in high school, but Public Displays of Affection, a terrific album she financed through a Kickstarter campaign, marks her full-length debut. The acoustic music on this 11-song album has a cabaret feel to it and makes good use of string arrangements that really add some depth to the overall sound. Shepard fluctuates between piano ballads such as "Shelter" and "Where Are You" and spunkier tunes like the perky "Morning," a track that sounds a bit like Tegan and Sara. — Jeff Niesel

Emma Shepard performs with Zach and Shisho at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at Musica.

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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected]
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