Jimmy Stewart and Aili Emilia began writing and playing music together in Minneapolis, MN in 2015. Heavily influenced by singer-songwriters like Damien Rice and Glen Hansard, the music on their debut album presents a raw, somewhat dark view of love and relationships.
Jimmy Stewart is a classically trained pianist who taught himself to play the guitar to try to win a certain ballerina’s heart (and subsequently wrote a lot of depressing songs when that plan failed). Aili Emilia is that certain ballerina, as well as a talented vocalist and violinist.
However, there’s a happy ending. At a very special 2019 performance in their hometown of Minneapolis, Jimmy ended the show with the surprise of a lifetime – and Aili said “yes”! They are now happily married and living in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains.