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A Little About Emily
Name: Emily Burns Strayer
Born: August 16,1972 in Pittsfield, MA
Home: San Antonio, Texas
Husband: Martin Strayer IV (m. April 22,2013)
Children: Charles Augustus "Gus" Robison (November 11, 2002), Julianna Tex and Henry Benjamin Robison (April 14th, 2005), Violet Isabel Strayer (September 4, 2012)
Eye Color: brown
Height: 5' 9"
Earlier Band: Blue Night Express
Opry Debut: in 1991 (with former Dixie Chicks)
Most Embarrassing Moment: "When my tube top came down on stage during a banjo solo - in front of 20 thousand people!"
Pet Peeve: Bad drivers
Favorite Dixie Chicks Song To Perform: Cowboy Take Me Away and Sin Wagon
Emily began playing violin at age 7, then banjo at the age of 10, with dobro and other acoustic instruments to follow. Emily and Martie toured the country together in a teen's bluegrass group for six years before helping to found Dixie Chicks. Emily learned to play the banjo by teaching herself the chord progessions by reading the books.
Emily's Instruments
update coming soon on 2022 tour instruments

Banjo: acoustic RB-4 and RB-250, electric Nechville Meteor
Dobro: Scheerhorn squareneck, Gibson 60-D squareneck 
Acoustic guitar: Taylor 714ce,  Gibson J-45
Papoose guitar: Tacoma P1
Accordian: Gabbanelli

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