It’s easy for most people to see street musicians and promptly ignore them, allowing them to fade gently away into the background. But we imagine it would be much harder to tune out this little girl, who was spotted recently performing a bluesy, impressively soulful rendition of “Blue Yodel No. 6” at a flea market in Sweetwater, Tenn.
This talented nine-year-old’s name is Emi Sunshine and according to her Facebook page, she not only sings and yodels, she also plays ukulele, kazoo, banjolele and mandolin. Oh, she also writes and records original songs, which you can hear on her YouTube page. She counts the Dixie Chicks, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris as just a few of her influences. If she’s already this good at age nine, we can only imagine where she’ll be in a few years. Perhaps she’ll be the next Taylor Swift?