Hey Bertha is the latest project from Emily Parasiliti; bringing you big-toe tapping Americana from the piano and harmonica. Before Hey Bertha, Emily toured for 3 years with The Coteries as the lead vocalist and harmonica player. She played over 400 shows across 46 states opening for artists like Sierra Hull, The Black Lillies, The War & Treaty and performing alongside Brandi Carlile, The Fray, Edward Sharpe, and Ricky Skaggs. Endorsed by GoWesty, Emily traveled by VW Bus writing stories from her experiences on the backroads of the American countryside. Emily has earned numerous accolades for her songwriting, including awards in The American Songwriter Lyric Competition for her songs "Dance" and "You're Here Now.” A commissioned lyricist for the Second Floor Music Publishing’s catalog she has worked with acclaimed jazz artists like Grachan Moncur III, Norman Simmons, and Michael Cochrane.
With a recent relocation from Colorado to California, her debut EP will be out later in 2019. Hey Bertha brings you soulful, heartfelt music telling true tales of people, travel, love, loss and the strength to find your own path down life’s open road.