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Vicky Emerson

by Vicky Emerson

"Vicky Emerson's Voice:...her molasses voice--sometimes dusky, sometimes sweet--is consistently alluring." Jon Bream, MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wheat Fields
5:39 $0.99
2. The Hey Hey Song
3:21 $0.99
3. I Miss You (More Than I Usually Do)
4:09 $0.99
4. Mauna Loa Lane
2:45 $0.99
5. Over and Over
3:39 $0.99
6. Ju Ju's Wish
1:15 $0.99
7. Thing or Two
2:32 $0.99
8. Days I Have left
3:23 $0.99
9. Your Love Leaves Me Lonely
3:57 $0.99
10. Daisy
3:32 $0.99
11. Dance With Me
3:19 $0.99
12. Amazing Grace
3:06 $0.99
13. Make Me
3:57 $0.99
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Album Notes
Biography-Vicky Emerson (2008)

Vicky Emerson grew up on a pig farm in the small village of Elmwood, Wisconsin (self-proclaimed UFO Capital of the World.) As a young girl, on her way to piano lessons, she traveled gravel roads in the beautiful rural countryside. She was a quick study and discovered she had inherited her grandmother’s incredible musical talent. Vicky received scholarships to continue her studies at University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she also began writing her own songs for the first time.

Shortly after college, Emerson moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota and began recording her piano instrumentals at Minnesota Public Radio. As a mid-western farmer’s daughter, Vicky was no stranger to hard work and sacrifice. After watching other independent artists like Ani DiFranco and Terri Hendrix garner success on their own terms, she decided in 2000 to start her own independent record label, Triad Entertainment. She released three lush piano instrumental albums which have sold thousands of copies. In early 2008, Vicky signed her piano music to a stellar publishing deal with Triple Scoop Music.

In 2002, even the success of her record label and being signed to one of the largest talent agencies in the Midwest could not keep Vicky’s personal life from hitting rock bottom. She found herself truly independent for the first time in her life. Vicky discovered that writing lyrics was an outlet for her feelings. After a year of writing, she met producer Matthew Freed (Cloud Cult). In 2005, Freed recorded her critically acclaimed album, REACH. With the incredible talent of her All Man Band, (Dean Magraw, Gordy Johnson and Steve Goold) they breathed life into Vicky’s unique blending of folk and blues that caught the ears of radio, colleges, clubs and fans. Emerson had extensive stage experience, but only as a pianist. “I never sang my music in front of an audience until just a handful of years ago. I was always the accompanist for the singer—never the singer.” Emerson decided to push herself as a singer/songwriter and hit the road with 200 dates around the country to promote the album with a keyboard and an acoustic guitar.

With the success of REACH, Emerson released a fifth album in 2007, a self-titled release which was recorded at Fur Seal Studios in Minneapolis with the All Man Band. To aid in the production of her new album, Emerson turned to Grammy Award-winning producer and steel guitarist, Lloyd Maines. Over the years, Maines has produced and worked on numerous recording projects with artists, including The Dixie Chicks, Terri Hendrix, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Robert Earl Keen. Why the self-titled release? “I feel I have truly lived every song on this album,” admits Vicky. Critic, Jon Bream, from the Minneapolis Star Tribune praised the release by saying, “\"On her new self-titled CD...(\"Make Me\" and \"Wheat Fields\" stand out)…her molasses voice--sometimes dusky, sometimes sweet--is consistently alluring.\" Chris Riemenschneider from the Minneapolis Star Tribune said “Sweet tunes like “Daisy” and “The Hey Hey Song” evoke early Lucinda Williams and Dixie Chicks…the disc is strong enough to have earned Emerson more local notoriety.”

Fans agreed and Vicky Emerson became extremely popular with fans and radio in the folk/Americana circuit. The disc highlights Emerson’s blossoming talent as a soulful singer, guitarist and creative writer. She has shared the stage with other acclaimed songwriters such as Tom Kimmel, Walt Wilkins, Buddy Mondlock, JoAnna James, Anne Heaton, Ellery, Matt the Electrician, Vanessa Peters, Abi Tapia, Daniel Marcus, Monte Warden, and Idgy Vaughn.

Currently, Emerson lives in Manhattan and when she’s not on the road, she has become a staple at the infamous Living Room on the Lower East Side. Emerson is proud to be an independent musician as the indie trend continues to gain momentum in NYC and across the country. “Independent musicians are inspiring and realizing the freedom of recording and producing their own music. You can feel that listeners are beginning to realize there is incredible music beyond the radio dial.” She continues to tour with over 250 dates a year and her next album is due to release in the spring of 2009.



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Vicky Emerson
If you liked REACH, you should love this album! I first ran across Vicky when she was playing haunting piano solos in the local galleria and I have been delighted by her evolution into a masterful songwriter/singer. She combines intelligent lyrics with a stunning, sometimes sultry voice as she sings her very own eclectic mix. Some of my favorites are the bluesy "I Miss You More" and "Your Love Leaves Me Lonely" along with the tragically sad "The Days I Have Left".


A Musical Delight
Listen and be prepared for an emotional roller coaster ride. You may shed a tear, let out a giggle, or listen reflectively to "Amazing Grace", but one thing is for sure you will be entertained. Vicky and her fellow musicians deliver on each and every song. This is a winner!!!


Vicky Emerson
The variety within this album is its greatest gift to the listener. Storytelling, ballads and instrumentals are all delivered with Vicky's wonderful flair. "Your Love Leaves Me Lonely" and "Over And Over" are my personal favorites.


Powerful Album!!!
I own all of the Vicky Emerson albums and with this self-titled album, her performance as a songwriter, vocalist and musician has risen to a new level. The powerful nuances of her voice showcase the emotions of each song. This artist sure knows how to put words together to tell a story. If you haven't seen her perform live, I strongly encourage you to do so for "seeing is believing" and adds a whole new dimension to the songs. I just can't pick a favorite so I enjoy them all and you will too.


While I love all of Vicky's releases, this one is by far my favorite. Emerson's latest self-titled album truly showcases her songwriting and vocal skills. From Vicky’s creative blending of blues and country melodies in "The Wheat Fields", to her powerful, life inspired lyrics in "Over and Over”, this album will not disappoint fans and music lovers alike. I highly recommend this album and a seat or two at one of Vicky’s many live performances.