By Ian Bremner
When you’re talking about the new wave of truly great songwriters, Vincent Neil Emerson better be near the top of the list. A true Texas born poet with a well-traveled voice to match. Emerson has been climbing the ladder and introducing himself to folks’ ears since his debut record Fried Chicken & Evil Women in 2019. The new record, self-titled Vincent Neil Emerson acts as a finishing head on the nail to fans and newcomers alike.
Produced by Texas luminary Rodney Crowell at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studio, the similarities between the two run as deep as the Colorado River. The songs focus on the story itself, using word choice with precision. Emerson has a presence like a lot of great story tellers, you just want to hear what he has to say. Where Fried Chicken leaned into bar room honky-tonk tunes with a fleshed out sound, VNE pulls it all back with Vincent and his guitar puling most of the magic.
Vincent Neil Emerson is out now on La Honda Records. Buy/Listen HERE