Em Rossi: Petaluma, California
Em Rossi, Singer-Songwriter
Petaluma, California

Raised in a Bay Area home filled with love, laughter, art, music and travel, Em Rossi enjoyed the support of her tight-knit family of four. She shared a special passion for music with her dad. Em’s dad, a talented amateur musician who also painted, drew and wrote in addition to being an innovative architect, was her spark plug. He encouraged his talented, but shy daughter as she began to navigate a professional career. Em began recording in the studio at age 14. One year later, as she was finishing her first set of songs, he suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. With her dad’s muse living inside her and her mom by her side, Em found the strength to begin again. She now fills her empty spaces with heartfelt lyrics and newfound emotion… with a voice that is stronger and more forceful than ever before. Producer Jim McGorman, known for his work with Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, Kate Voegele, and Cassadee Pope, has been working with Em on her new self-titled debut album. Her compelling sound is equal parts Adele, Fiona Apple and The Fray. Fearless chords of Motown, blues and jazz resonate on this album, enriched with a fusion of live horns and strings. Jim says of his latest collaborator, “Em Rossi expresses a musical depth that is far beyond her seventeen years. She is a fearless artist, capable of taking you from melancholy to bliss in just over three minutes.”

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What is your favorite word to describe Petaluma?


What word best reflects the people of Petaluma?


What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Petaluma?

The two main streets in town, Kentucky St. and Petaluma Boulevard. They both have wonderful boutique shops filled with art, clothing, and unique treasures made from local artisans.

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Petaluma?

Hanging downtown on a beautiful day having lunch at one of the outdoor cafes like Topsy’s Kitchen, Sugo, Water Street Bistro, or Ray’s Tavern. Also, every April, the town comes out for The Butter and Eggs Day Parade. It is Americana at its finest!

What is your favorite indoor activity in Petaluma?

My favorite indoor activity would be spending time with friends or family catching a movie at Boulevard Cinemas.

What is your favorite sound or noise in Petaluma?

The school bell letting me know I can finally head home.

What is your favorite smell or taste in Petaluma?

Fresh pizza at Brixx Pizzeria, Mexican food at Mi Pueblo, Kenny’s Donuts on a Sunday morning, or a creamy milkshake at the Petaluma Creamery. I can’t decide!

What drink best reflects Petaluma?

Lagunitas Brewing Company’s craft beer called Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. The brewery and it’s beer are very popular in town. It is a great place to hang out with good food and live music.

What song or type of music best reflects Petaluma?

Country or folk is always heard at night. You can also catch Petaluma Pete around town playing on his rolling piano every so often.

If Heaven were Petaluma, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Come in and make yourself right at home.

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