Vicky Emerson

Singer/songwriter Vicky Emerson has been heralded by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and No Depression for her gorgeous, dusky voice and songwriting chops on previous releases but her new album, Steady Heart, which she self-produced, will firmly establish her as an essential, strong female voice in Americana music.

With the onset of the #metoo and #timesup movements, Emerson began evaluating her career and her own #metoo moments. It became apparent that in her own Minneapolis music scene, many women were not in control of their own sound. Emerson explains, “The lack of female leadership and representation really started to bother me. I believe in being part of the change I’d like to see within the fabric of our music community. The vision I had for this album was crystal clear in my mind. I decided it was time to trust myself and my musicianship.”

After releasing three critically acclaimed albums, Emerson believed it was time for her to step into the role as the producer. Also, this group of deeply personal songs seemed an ideal fit for Emerson to shepherd from pre-production to duplication. “The title track,“Steady Heart,” is a love song which I wrote for my husband. Love is beautiful, crazy, messy and complicated. It can be the greatest high and also the most heart wrenching low. I started writing from a place of love and the rest of the songs that followed came from this sincere, honest and vulnerable place.” She launched a wildly successful Kickstarter for Steady Heart and the album was recorded, mixed and mastered in the summer of 2018.

Emerson was raised in rural Wisconsin, has lived in New York City and San Francisco before relocating back to her roots in Minneapolis with her husband to raise her children. She continues to tour the nation as a solo artist as well as with her Americana duo, The Home Fires, with good friend Sarah Morris. Emerson and Morris have also launched Front Porch Music Group, a Minneapolis-based consulting firm for singer/songwriters.

Emerson has opened for Gregory Alan Isakov, Malcomb Holcombe as a solo artist and Emmylou Harris and Ben Rector as The Home Fires. Her previous release, Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down (2016), rose to #5 on the European Americana Charts and #58 on the US Americana Chart on a radio campaign that she championed on her own. She also mentors local songwriters on touring, crowd funding and marketing.

Her new single, “Good Enough,” as well as a music video was released on 10/9/2018 followed by the release of the full length, Steady Heart, on 1/4/2019.

Past Shows


Apr
27
th
2022
Turf Club
Apr
27
th
2022
Turf Club

Tribute to
Emmylou Harris & Loretta Lynn

featuring Cathy 'N Abel, Doug Collins, Jennifer Eckes, Vicky Emerson, Annie Fitzgerald, Zachary Scot Johnson, Lakewood Cemetery, John Louis, Sarah Morris, Mother Banjo, Jillian Rae, Lara Shortridge, Savannah Smith, Katy Tessman, Katy Vernon, and Nicole Wilder
Nov
29
th
2019
Turf Club
Nov
29
th
2019
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS and The Melismatics

with Annie and the Bang Bang, MAD RIPPLE HOOT FOR SLIM, Al Church and more!
Sep
28
th
2019
The Cedar Cultural Center
Sep
28
th
2019
The Cedar Cultural Center

Brent Cobb

with Vicky Emerson
Aug
13
th
2019
Fine Line
Aug
13
th
2019
Fine Line

Amanda Shires

with Vicky Emerson
Apr
28
th
2019
Turf Club
Apr
28
th
2019
Turf Club

Joni Mitchell's 'Clouds' 50th Anniversary Tribute

with Zachary Scot Johnson, Vicky Emerson, Annie Fitzgerald and more!

More Shows

Sep
2
nd
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes to the Fair

with house band Al Church and The Congregation
Sep
3
rd
Schell’s Stage at Schilling Amphitheater

First Avenue Goes to the Fair

with house band Al Church and The Congregation
Dec
2
nd
7th St Entry

Savage Ga$p

with Kamaara and supachefm
Nov
15
th
7th St Entry

Dora Jar