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Since 'The Voice' Fame, Cleveland's Emily Keener Shows Independence, Growth with Latest Album

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Dalton Brand
Cleveland singer-songwriter Emily Keener stepped into the national spotlight in 2016 as a finalist on The Voice. After releasing her latest album in 2020, she's been serving in the AmeriCorps.

Cleveland singer-songwriter Emily Keener grabbed the nation's attention in 2016 as a finalist on The Voice. Now, she's serving with AmeriCorps and keeping the spirit of her music alive during this new adventure.

Brittany Nader talked with Keener about her journey, her new album, "I Do Not Have to Be Good," and what's next for the indie-folk artist.

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Brittany Nader joins All Things Considered host Amanda Rabinowitz on Thursdays to chat about Northeast Ohio’s vibrant music scene. As Shuffle Producer, she provides planning, scheduling, strategy and writing support for WKSU's weekly spin through local music.
Amanda Rabinowitz has been a reporter, host and producer at WKSU since 2007. After serving as WKSU's Morning Edition host for a dozen years, she moved to afternoons in March of 2022 to become the local host of All Things Considered. In addition to providing local news and weather, she interviews Terry Pluto of Cleveland.com for a weekly commentary about Northeast Ohio's sports scene called The View From Pluto. She also hosts and produces Shuffle, a podcast focusing on Northeast Ohio’s music scene.