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Episode 174: Emily Zuzik
Air date: 1.11.2017
Emily Zuzik’s career in the performing arts is a study in diversification. At varying times, she can call herself a singer, songwriter, guitarist, actress and model - and she has had success at each of these related-but-distinct pursuits. Zuzik has released several records of her own music that range in style from a Sheryl Crow-esque rootsy-rock vibe to a hip-hopping blend of Aimee Mann, Alanis Morissette and Beck. Her vocals have been heard on NBC, WB Interactive and she has collaborated with Moby and sung with Blue Man Group. Her newest project is an EP of electronic music called Angelenos created with Tim Lefebvre that is reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan-fronted Massive Attack. No matter the genre, it’s Zuzik’s dynamic voice that ties it all together, ranging from a sweet melody to a sultry sneer in a matter of beats. Zuzik somehow even found her way onto a book cover; you can see her likeness wearing a bikini and wielding a spear gun on the cover of a now-out-of-print Penguin Paperback edition of James Bond’s Thunderball. As if all these accomplishments weren’t enough, Zuzik proudly bears the self-appointed title of ‘Rocker Mom,’ which means that aside from following her muse and sharing her gifts as a musician, she has the most important job of all. Because anyone who knows anything about moms knows that it’s a 24/365 gig.