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Americana songwriter, Vicky Emerson, has always been influenced by the work of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris, but for her newest release, Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down, she also turned her ear to JD McPherson, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell for inspiration. From there, she brought her collection of songs to longtime friend, collaborator, and acclaimed producer, Matt Patrick. Patrick produced her last two albums (Long Ride and Dust & Echoes) and readily signed on to produce a third at The Library Studio. Enlisting the talents of Steve Goold (Sara Bareilles, Ben Rector), Ian Allison (Jeremy Messersmith), Jake Armerding (Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek), Aaron Fabbrini (Sarah Groves), Steve Bosmans (John Mark Nelson), the bedtracks were tracked in a live setting in three days and with Patrick's vision, an incredible Americana album was born.
Patrick said, "Wake Me When The Wind Dies Down is a highlight record for me with Vicky. Her classic sense of songwriting permeates this album, but with a boost of vigor and feistiness. It charters both new and old waters of Americana music, which haven't yet been heard by Vicky Emerson fans. I believe this to be her best record to date and am honored and humbled to have been asked to be a part of it."
A Minnesota native, Americana Singer-Songwriter Annie Fitzgerald has been noted for her ability to empathize with any listener with her remarkable knack for writing songs that stick with you long after they've last played. After 10 years living in NYC and on the road, she and her family have relocated back to her roots to be close to family as they raise their
young son. They're enjoying their new-found sense of Minnesota space and freedom, and have all stopped grinding their teeth.
"A regular on the New York City Indie scene, Annie Fitzgerald is known in several major US cities as an entrancing performer with a voice that draws you, wraps its arms around you, and just won't let go. Her songs tackle the little moments in life, drawing the significance of each out into the light in songs that flow like water." -Wildy's World