Vincent Neil Emerson Releases New Single “Road Runner” Featu Jun 22, 2020 9:57:30 GMT -6
Post by Scully on Jun 22, 2020 9:57:30 GMT -6
Vincent Neil Emerson Releases New Single “Road Runner” Featuring Colter Wall
In “Road Runner,” the first release of original material since his acclaimed debut Fried Chicken and Evil Women, next-generation Texas honky-tonker Vincent Neil Emerson channels being on tour with his buddy and third-verse guest singer Colter Wall. This week, Garden & Gun premiered “Road Runner,” saying “Emerson’s quick-picking guitar twang and loose, relaxed vocals immediately evoke the feeling of the open road.” Fans can also watch Emerson play his new tune from the comfort of his own home via The Boot right here. For more information or to purchase, click here.
“Road Runner” came about after Emerson’s first tour with Wall. “Every day of that run with Colter felt like we were living in a Jimmy Martin song,” Emerson says. “I felt like I needed to try and capture that feeling as best as I could. My wife used to give me Road Runner trinkets and pins all the time, and it became our special little thing. I’d carry around this Road Runner pin with me for good luck. It reminded me of what was waiting back at home for me.” Emerson recorded “Road Runner” in Fort Worth at his friend Josh Block’s studio, Niles City Sound. “After originally cutting the track, it felt like something was missing,” says Emerson. “Every time I play the song live, it reminds me of my buddy Colter and every inch of highway we covered together. It made sense to ask him to be on this song with me, but honestly, it was a stroke of luck that we made it happen.” Noting the near impossibility of getting two touring musicians in the same town at the same time, Wall happened to be in town for Willie Nelson’s picnic when he recorded his parts for “Road Runner.”
“I’m honored to have [Wall] sing on this one, and I’m thankful that he did. I hope all you folks out there have as much fun listening to it as we did making it. Hopefully, this ain’t the last you’ll see of me and him startin’ trouble together,” says Emerson. “See y’all on down the trail. ”
More About Vincent Neil Emerson: Vincent Neil Emerson has been preserving good-time, honky-tonk music all over Texas for years. Still a young songwriter, his performances are known for dancing as much as crying, and since the release of his debut, Fried Chicken and Evil Women, Emerson’s fan base has exploded, including fellow artists and celebrities like Jason Mamoa. From the East Texas dot, Myrtle Springs, Emerson comes from humble beginnings rooted in the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana. As soon as he could, he cut out on his own, bouncing around until he landed in Fort Worth, Texas, where he began to make his living as a musician, in any barbecue and beer joint he could. In the eight years since he took the stage, Emerson has confirmed among listeners, that classic country is alive and well in his hands. The first pressing of his vinyl from independent label La Honda Records sold out within days, and the appreciation for his fans is immense. Taking a note on gratitude, Emerson can be found after his sets, mingling among the crowd, shaking hands and snapping selfies until they close the doors.