Originally from Pennsylvania, Emma Kate Forster is a multi-instrumentalist and singer whose love of music (in particular, the fiddle) began at Kindergarten Career Day.
Emma graduated from East Tennessee State University with a degree in Mass Communications, and a minor in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country music. While in college at ETSU, Emma had the privilege of working as an MC for bands, and studying under some of the best in today’s bluegrass and alternative music, including Adam Steffey, (of The Boxcars), Hunter and Sally Berry, (of Rhonda Vincent and the Rage), and Colleen Trenwith, (of Hamilton County Line and The Poor Valley Girls). Though Emma’s love for bluegrass runs deep, she also has had extensive experience with classical, rock, and pop violin, and while in college played electric violin with The Tennessee Blackbirds, a Rock n’ Roll cover band.
While in college at ETSU, Emma hosted a weekly bluegrass/Americana show on “The Edge” radio station, and has performed with a variety bands in numerous venues across Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Emma currently resides in the mountains of Asheville, NC, where by day she teaches children the finer things in life as a substitute teacher, and by night serves as a wedding musician and fiddle player in classic rock band.