Life on the Fretboard: Emma Tricca

Emma Tricca is a massively talented singer-songwriter, a poet, and beautiful fingerstyle guitarist.

Italian by birth, Emma works between Rome, London and New York making gorgeous psychedelic folk rock records – her latest is called Aspirin Sun. It is out now and it’s rather wonderful.

You may have seen Emma on tour with such luminaries as Robyn Hitchcock, Dinosaur Jr. or Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets – that wonderful band put together to play early Pink Floyd songs.  If not, then I hope this interview may serve as an introduction to some very beautiful music.

What I really enjoy about Emma’s work are the amazing textures she creates with her full band that also includes Dream Syndicate’s Jason Victor on electric guitar as well as Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on drums and Pete Galub on bass. That is quite a line-up…in many ways the cream of the New York art rock scene.

This interview was recorded on a hot day at the beginning of summer and I had invited Emma to visit me at home to get her out into the countryside and away from the heat and grit of London. And, In a Life on the Fretboard first, I had the pleasure of making some music with a guest – in this case, one of Emma’s songs which I have been semi-obsessed with since I first heard it. I’m on Telecaster and Emma is playing my Gretsch White Falcon – I hope you enjoy it!

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Download Emma Tricca’s latest record here https://emmatricca.bandcamp.com/album/aspirin-sun

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