Emily Slomovits is an Ann Arbor-based musician, actress and teacher. She will be playing a mixture of classical violin pieces and fiddle tunes accompanied by Billy King from around the world at UMMA. Emily regularly plays music with her father and uncle, the duo, Gemini, as well as Annie and Rod Capps, and many other local musicians. She is a member of Spinning Dot Theatre, and has also been seen with The Encore Musical Theatre Company, The Croswell Opera House, Performance Network, and Wild Swan Theatre. Emily helps to lead Spinning Dot's Youth Company, and teaches violin, voice, and guitar for Manchester's Cultural Arts Strings program and the Grass Lake School of Music. She writes regular theatre and music previews and reviews for Current Magazine, PULP, and The Washtenaw Jewish News.
Billy King is a seasoned performer, songwriter and recording artist. His presence in the independent music scene brings an original blend of rootsy folk/pop with an occasional touch of country swing. Billy's versatility as a multi-genre singer-songwriter is matched by his ability on a wide range of instruments from guitar and banjo to keyboards and accordion. Some of Billy's performance highlights include performing at the The Ark, Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Detroit Art's Beat & Eats, Blind Pig and many more.