Emily Strand | Delay in the Connection

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Delay in the Connection

by Emily Strand

"Smart, confident, organic Pop." - Cincinnati CityBeat
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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1. The Truth
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2. Voodoo Doll
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3. Delay in the Connection
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4. Lou
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5. Power of Love
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6. Apocalyptic
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7. Ambition
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8. Watercolors
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9. American Dream (FSBO)
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10. 40 Days
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Album Notes
Emily Strand is a songwriter/guitarist/vocalist "who specializes in smart, confident and organic Pop songs." (Cincinnati CityBeat) Strand, a Cincinnati native, plays regionally out of Dayton, OH, where she founded and hosts Girl/Solo/Live, a local and regional songwriter showcase for women in music. Strand's dynamic and roots-rocking band, The Town -- made up of Cincinnati veterans Shawn Elsbernd, Scott Hacker, Ashley Shepherd and Whitney Barricklow -- won the top prize of "Tri-State's Best Unsigned Band" in modern rock radio station's 97X (now WOXY.com) "97Xposure" competition in 2003. Strand and The Town were also named as one of the Top Ten acts of 2004 in a year end critics' poll in CityBeat.

In January 2005 Strand's song "Lou" took the prestigious Grand Prize in the Folk category in the 2004 John Lennon International Songwriting Competition. Strand's song was chosen out of thousands of entries from all around the world by an Executive Committee of judges featuring such noted performers as Elton John, Judy Collins, Foo Fighters and Björk among many others.

"Lou" can be found on her second independent LP, Delay in the Connection, released in 2004. Delay in the Connection was recorded in Nashville with producer Eric Fritsch (Scott Miller, Upside Downside) and has garnered much critical acclaim. It was listed among Cincinnati CityBeat's hottest album picks for summer 2004, and was also named one of the top 10 local releases by both the Dayton Daily News and the Cincinnati Post.

"[Delay in the Connection is] an elegant, soul-searching CD that features sensitive, versatile vocals and richly textured writing." The Cincinnati Post, July 2004

"It's Strand's exceptional gift for lyrics and a hook that sets her apart from the pack . the ability to make each line she writes a richly detailed, haunting snapshot of life as she knows it or imagines it to be." CityBeat, Cincinnati, May 2004

"Emily Strand jumps out from the sea of strummers and singers because of great song construction, a low tolerance for boredom and a voice that can go anywhere she wants. Her debut album, Evansville, is terrific." Impact Weekly, Dayton, March 2003

Updated tour schedules, show dates and more can be found at www.emilystrand.com.


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Excellent singer and songwriter.
Emily Strand's newest CD shows off the great talent she has for song writing and singing. I heard her song, Voodoo Doll, on the radio and I immediately knew that I had to own this CD. I was not disappointed. Now I wish I could find a copy of her first CD.

Dayton Daily News

One of the Top 10 Local Rock Releases
Emily Strand's second LP, Delay in the Connection, is a rock-solid collection of acoustic pop songs. Tracks such as "Ambition" and "Voodoo Doll" are highlighted by Strand's elastic, heartfelt vocals, clever lyrics and memorable melodies.
- Don Thrasher

Mardee Sherman

This album is a real treat
This is one of the best albums I've heard in a long time. The vocals and accompaniment on this album are extraordinary, with toe-tapping music that is slightly jazzy with a folk edge. Her phrasing is crisp and clean, and the slow, sultry rendition of "Power of Love" gives a whole new perspective to the song. However, the original stuff is what really makes the album. I hope to see future albums soon - I could easily become addicted to Emily Strand.


Great album!
This is such a terrific CD - I have been listening to it nonstop since I bought it. The music is first-rate, and the performances are superb - I love her music!


Emily Rocks!
Once again Emily Strand delivers a lyrically mature CD drenched in raw emotion. Lou is witty and emotionally intense, another hit from a great artist.

jim miler

the collection of songs that is this album cannot be topped.
i listen to this cd every night. it gets better every time i listen to it.if you wanna try something new, have it be this album. i can't say enough good things about it. listening is believing. can't wait for more