Music spotlight: Americana songwriters play the Tap Room

Jackson Emmer and Lizzy Plotkin from Colorado


Jackson Emmer and Lizzy Plotkin are hard-touring, Americana songwriters from Colorado. Plotkin gained notoriety as frontwoman for Gunnison Valley-based trio, Free The Honey. Her virtuosic fiddling often steals the spotlight, but her songwriting and singing is just as compelling. Her work has been featured on Music City Roots, and reached #3 on the US Folk DJ charts. She lives in Crested Butte, CO.

Emmer cut his teeth writing songs in Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC, while roving the US as a modern-day troubadour. His second full-length album, "Jukebox" is due out in the spring of 2018 on Lost Honey Records. Scenes Media has declared Emmer “a hipster Johnny Cash" and a "new voice for classic country.” He lives in Carbondale, CO.

While Emmer and Plotkin each have their individual projects, they have joined forces for a special winter tour through CO, NM, and TX. Their writing has drawn comparisons to John Prine, Loretta Lynn, Blaze Foley, and Townes Van Zandt. In addition to original music, they perform of a wide range of American folk's best kept secrets; under-the-radar tunes that somehow ring more true with every passing year.