Emerson releases album; show set for Sept. 26Vicky Emerson, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, has been touring as an independent artist for the past five years and has arrived, safe and sound, with an incredible collection of songs in an album appropriately titled, “Long Ride.”
ELMWOOD — Vicky Emerson, a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, has been touring as an independent artist for the past five years and has arrived, safe and sound, with an incredible collection of songs in an album appropriately titled, “Long Ride.”
The album was produced and engineered by Matt Patrick (Greycoats, Elizabeth Hunnicutt) during the first week of June at Patrick’s Minneapolis studio, The Library, in a live setting with the help of Minneapolis-based musicians. The band included the talents of Steve Goold (drums), Aaron Fabbrini (bass), Tyler Burkum (Mat Kearney) on guitar and also Matt Patrick (multi-instrumentalist), who played a myriad of instruments and provided background vocals.
Listeners will hear a shift sonically in Emerson’s music from her previous self-titled album, which had more traditional country nuances. Influenced by the grit and gravel of Lucinda Williams, the wry wit of Lyle Lovett, the deeply personal lyrics of Patty Griffin and vocal stylings of Shawn Colvin, Emerson has indeed shaped her own brand of Americana music on Long Ride.
Long Ride is Emerson’s third independent album release on her own label, Triad Entertainment. She tours the nation with over 250 shows a year. This release was produced with the support of her fan base through a CD sponsorship campaign.
Emerson currently lives in Manhattan, but was raised on a farm outside Elmwood.
“There is no doubt that the juxtaposition of growing up on a rural farm and now living in a heavily populated city like New York has influenced my music and songwriting. I’ve found myself becoming an urban cowgirl and I believe I’ve been able to combine both of those worlds to coexists peacefully inside my songs.”
A CD release show has been scheduled at the Mabel Tainter Theater in Menomonie on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. with “The All Man Band.”