Sweetheart of an opportunity with Tessmer at Cottonwood Restaurant | SierraSun.com

Sweetheart of an opportunity with Tessmer at Cottonwood Restaurant

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Emily Tessmer plays Valentine's Day in the Cottonwood Restaurant.

Thereandamp;#8217;s extra love on Valentineandamp;#8217;s Day.The Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee will feature singer-songwriter Emily Tessmer in the main dining room starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14.Her new release, andamp;#8220;Luminarium,andamp;#8221; is soulful and resonant, press materials say. Tessmerandamp;#8217;s original songs marry her vocal and songwriting talents with healing.Prior to her solo career, Emily and her former band worked in studio on a production deal funded by MCA, headlined at the Veenhoop Festival, played Los Angelesandamp;#8217; Troubadour, and opened for diverse artists including Gilby Clarke (Supernova) and Blue Oyster Cult. Last baseball season, Emily was invited to sing the National Anthem for a San Diego Padres game. She also had the opportunity to present Clint Eastwood with his lifetime Achievement Award as the Awards presenter for a seventh consecutive season with the Directors Guild of America. Additionally Tessmer was commissioned by Kristen and Mike Klink (Guns Nandamp;#8217; Roses) to write an original song for their foundation, A Song of My Own, a charity enabling singer-songwriters to connect with terminally ill children. Emily wrote andamp;#8220;Annieandamp;#8217;s Songandamp;#8221; and Annie went into remission from Leukemia shortly thereafter. andamp;#8220;I consider that song and Annieandamp;#8217;s remission to be one of the most blessed moments in my life,andamp;#8221; Tessmer said.Reservations are highly recommended at the Cottonwood Restaurant, which features acoustic music every Thursday.