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Hello Emerson Tours Germany & Releases “How to Cook Everything” on 1/24/2020

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Picked up by Dresden-based K&F Records in 2018, Hello Emerson is another example of midwestern songwriting with international resonance – particularly in Germany – with reviews in Rolling Stone Germany, DPA, and Deutschlandfunk Kultur. With comparisons to John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats), Andrew Bird, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), and Sufjan Stevens – their debut record was heralded as “a find for the genre” and “the sublime intersection of the best American indie-folk bands.”

Sam Emerson Bodary’s songs have proven a maturity beyond his age, with an approach “so round, clever, and grown-up that he could easily be fifteen years older.” Now at 25, Bodary leans into How to Cook Everything, Hello Emerson’s second record with K&F Records and first with Columbus’ indie Anyway Records.

Their sophomore effort, How to Cook Everything, solidifies their reputation as an earnest, humble, and insistent voice in independent midwestern music. With contributions from 50 local musicians, Hello Emerson crystallizes life in a big town/small city amidst personal and political tensions – confirming, denying, and otherwise complicating midwestern stereotypes within each narrative-focused song.

How to Cook Everything will be released on January 24th, 2020 through Anyway Records in North America and K&F Records in Europe.


Early praise for “How to Cook Everything”
“Love it! Can’t wait to see you all live.”
– Mark Bittman, author of the bestselling cookbook “How to Cook Everything”

Praise for Hello Emerson’s debut record, “Above the Floorboards.”
“Idiosyncratic folk and bluegrass songs once as a rampant stream-of-consciousness text flood, once in the form of a short story… Conor Oberst and John Darnielle say hello.”
– Rolling Stone Magazine, Germany

“Bodary resembles – both vocally and musically – intellectual overflights such as Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Sufjan Stevens, Andrew Bird or Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes)…. consistently very pretty arranged, highly melodious, yet unobtrusive song gems.”

“Rarely have the debut of the current singer-songwriter generation such a sense of catchy songs, original instrumentations, and imaginative texts.”
– MDR Kultur

Tour Dates
Friday, January 24th – Cologne
Saturday, January 25th – Karlsruhe
Sunday, January 26th – Offenbach
Tuesday, January 28th – Dresden
Wednesday, January 29th – Vienna
Friday, January 31st – Essen
Saturday, February 1st – Braunschweig
Sunday, February 2nd – Münster
Tuesday, February 4th – Kiel
Wednesday, February 5th – Oldenburg
Friday, February 7th – Hamburg
Saturday, February 8th – Berlin
Sunday, February 9th – Langenberg
Friday, February 21st – Columbus, OH

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