Though pop recording artist Emma Rowley's plans to perform at Hillsboro's Doukénie Winery March 28 were thwarted by coronavirus, she will still play a set for her fans via livestream on Facebook.
A Purcellville native, Rowley's vocal talent has carried her to internationally renowned stages. She's twice been a featured performer at New York's Carnegie Hall, has played the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and has fronted the jazz band at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
Rowley moved back to Loudoun after studying commercial music and songwriting at Belmont University in Nashville, and she spent the ensuing period writing and recording new original tunes with producer and songwriter Todd Wright, who also operates out of northern Virginia.
Now a permanent Nashville resident, Rowley returns to Virginia every month to perform and continue writing new music. She was inspired by a number of other recording artists to transfer Saturday's performance to livestream so that fans can continue to enjoy her work while self-isolating.
Doukénie was recently forced to close its tasting room doors due to the pandemic, but it still offers curbside pickup and free delivery within 10 miles of the property. During Rowley's online performance — a collaboration with Doukénie — she will encourage fans to continue to purchase from and support the winery.
Rowley's set will run from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at facebook.com/EmmaRowleyMusic/.