Sam Emerson Bodary
Sam Emerson Bodary is the songwriter for local indie-folk outfit, Hello Emerson. With a new record out on 1/24/2020 via Columbus’ Anyway Records and Dresden’s K&F Records, the band has proven that earnest midwestern songwriting can have an international resonance.
German tastemakers like Rolling Stone, DPA, and Deutschlandfunk Kultur have compared the band to The Mountain Goats, Andrew Bird, Bright Eyes, and Sufjan Stevens, with lushly orchestrated records that create “the sublime intersection of the best American indie folk bands.” Their second record, How to Cook Everything, featured over 50 contributors from Central Ohio.
His favorite things in the world are songs, libraries, and ice cream.
Kristen Elliott is a violinist, teacher, composer, and local businesswoman from Columbus, OH. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a double Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology, and is a recent MBA graduate from Capital University.
Raised in Dublin, Ohio, Kristen has been playing violin since the age of five. Growing up, she participated in multiple local music-based organizations, including Chamber Music Connection and the Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestras.
Since graduating from college, Kristen has spent her time outside of her full-time profession (as a technology and strategy consultant and adjunct lecturer at Ohio State) performing as a classical, folk, rock, pop, and looper violinist. She has also performed with multiple local musical groups around Columbus, including her personal band, Elliott Collective, and her other primary group, Clemens and Co. She composed and released her first full length album in September 2018 (self-titled “Elliott Collective”), as well as a live classical composition in the fall of 2017 (titled “Cosmic Thoughts”). Kristen has also recorded professional studio strings for several musicians and groups in Columbus.