Ann Delisi first met Emma Guzman years ago. Since then, she's put out an album, performed countless times and is preparing to go to college.

Emma Guzman is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter that’s already made huge strides in her career.

Four years ago, I met Guzman to talk about her music. A lot has happened since then. She’s released a debut album, performed countless times and is now preparing to go to college to study journalism.

And most recently, she’s a finalist for Tidal’s musician grant program. 

She came in to WDET’s Studio A to perform and talk about how she has evolved as a songwriter, her interest in journalism, preparing for college and how receiving this grant would change her future. 

Click on the player above to hear Emma Guzman perform and talk about her burgeoning career.


  • Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.