Emma Gies and Micah Huang have been creating music together since meeting in Los Angeles in 2010. Their unique brand of Folk draws on a startlingly diverse pool of influences, weaving them together until ethnic and cultural delineations give way to joyful, unified music as vibrant and colorful as America Itself. They have toured throughout the United States, playing in venues ranging from The New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall to small-town Brewpubs and Organic Farms throughout the American West. Their many collaborations have included interdisciplinary work with Kingsley-Tufts Laureate Angie Estes, the Astoria, Oregon FisherPoets’ Gathering, as well as Chinese Guzheng and Taiwanese Piano Virtuosi Muqi Li and Chiwei Lo, with whom they also play in Psychopomp Contemporary ensemble.
The two are co-directors of Under Our Skins, a concert series challenging prejudice at Universities across America through oral histories and musical improvisation. Emma and Micah are currently completing graduate degrees at The New England Conservatory and Tufts University in Contemporary Improvisation and Composition respectively.