Jaimielynn Amato and Emily Davis | Photos courtesy EP Community Foundation
Two very different singers with a common gift for insightful songwriting join forces in Two Women. Two Voices. Unplugged., the next production in the El Paso Community Foundation Jewel Box Series at the Philanthropy Theatre.
The concert, which features solo sets from singer-songwriters Emily Davis and Jaimielynn Amato, is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 3 in the Philanthropy Theatre, located on the second floor (above the box office) of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre.
Singer, guitarist and songwriter Emily Davis’ punk-folk has always had an edge. She has built a solid reputation locally and around the country with her fiery performances and soulful solo albums No Real Destination, Dark Matter and The Worst Kind of Curse.
That edge got sharper when she formed Emily Davis and the Murder Police, a rock quartet whose debut album Same Old World was released in 2018. The group performed at the El Paso Community Foundation’s 2019 Plaza Classic Film Festival, this month’s El Paso Forever benefit with the Cold War Kids, and recently completed a national tour in support of Bad Religion.
Jaimielynn Amato, dubbed “The Songbird of El Paso,” is a versatile voice student (and ace whistler) from the University of Texas at El Paso whose multi-octave soprano can glide effortlessly from glassy to husky in a nanosecond. Her musical range is equally impressive — opera, choral, folk, pop, and jazz.
A fixture at Anson 11 and other establishments, Jaimielynn returns to the Jewel Box Series, where she gave her first concert of original music last season. She also performed at this year’s Plaza Classic Film Festival.
The Jewel Box Series is produced in partnership with El Paso Live. The 191-seat Philanthropy Theatre is located above the Plaza Theatre box office on the second floor of the Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Centre annex.
Tickets are $16 at the Plaza Theatre Box Office (no service charges) and Ticketmaster.com (service charges apply).