Adam Case, Vincent Neil Emerson
Sat, August 6, 2016
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)Trees
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Always known as “the nice guy” with a smile on his face, the tides are turning and the gloves are coming off. Bart Crow is still the kind of guy and artist fans in the South and Midwest have grown to love. But on his new album The Parade, boundaries disappear and things are getting real.
The road-toughened troubadour and his band have already logged thousands of miles playing 130+ dates a year in front of loyal rowdy crowds at far-flung, late-night clubs and concert halls all over Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska and beyond. It's his music that draws them -- a tangle of roots in blues, country and down-home rock 'n' roll, branded with his unique imprint. They hear their lives in his lyrics, written in the tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and other true-life troubadours.
With no help from big-time labels, and money pulled from his own pockets, Crow has put together an admirable track record as a recording artist, having lofted six No. 1 singles onto the Texas Music Chart – one of which, "Wear My Ring," sold over 165,000 copies. He has sold over 40,000 albums, released five self-produced albums in just over a decade, including Dandelion, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers South Central chart. He's been cheered in Country Weekly, on CMT and in other national media outlets. His YouTube videos and concert footage have drawn more than 2.5 million views.
After leaving home at 16, spending the rest of his formative years on the move, and learning how to sing and write songs, Emerson stumbled upon DFW and found his place in the local music scene, bringing his unique take on swing time country and early rock & roll / rhythm & blues to the dive bars and honky tonks around town.
Although Emerson started out as a local act in Fort Worth, his music has garnered attention from critics and fellow musicians all over DFW. “Emerson, another Panther City Artist, released East Texas Blues earlier this year and, simply put, it’s a stunner from beginning to end. Carrying a strong retro vibe that’s authentic and fresh, not kitschy, tunes such as “Hesitation Blues” seem like the work of a man twice his age. Emerson mixes jumping juke-joint numbers with noir sounds and a sincere folk sensibility to make an album that will have anyone listening hit the “repeat” button, well, repeatedly.” – The Dallas Observer
With Central Track debuting his first album, Local media (The Star Telegram, The Dallas Observer, and The Fort Worth Weekly) consistently printing write ups about his music, artists like Leon Bridges, Charley Crockett, and The Texas Gentlemen gunning for him, and his track record of opening up for acts such as Justin Townes Earle, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn, Shooter Jennings, and Lukas Nelson, Vincent Neil Emerson seems likely to be the next young artist to break out of DFW.
Emerson is currently working with Austin Jenkins, Josh Block and Chris Vivian (Leon Bridges/White Denim) at the newly famed Niles City Sound recording studio in Fort Worth.
Listen to the first album “East Texas Blues” here @ https://leftyemerson.bandcamp.com/
“Less than a minute is all it takes for Fort Worth singer/songwriter Vincent Neil Emerson to make a powerful impression” – The Star Telegram
“This young troubadour is one of Fort Worth’s most promising talents” – Dfw.com
“An artist with that rare ability to keep you hanging on every minor chord change and bluesy inflection.”
– The Fort Worth weekly
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