In the two years since her fantastic self-titled release, Emerson has made a shift from traditional country sound one with the grit and passion of Americana artists such as Lucinda Williams. The resulting album, "Long Ride", is the best work of her career. In Tune Revies, Philly News "Emerson's silky smooth voice serenades you from beginning to end, walking you through scenes of her life like pages in a book. The quality of the vocals alone make "Long Ride" worth the listen. Paul Bowman, The Wedge '...Wisconsin native Vicky Emerson's authenticity, her honeysuckle voice and her unerring sense of melody make the exquisite "Long Ride" anything but ordinary. ' Tom Weber, ROCHESTER POST-BULLETIN Vicky has been touring as an independent artist for the past five years and has arrived, safe and sound, with an incredible collection of songs in an album appropriately titled, "Long Ride." The album was produced and engineered by Matt Patrick (Greycoats, Elizabeth Hunnicutt) on the first week of June 2009 at Patrick's Minneapolis studio, The Library, in a live setting with the help of Minneapolis based musicians. The band included the talents of Steve Goold (drums), Aaron Fabbrini (bass), Tyler Burkum (Mat Kearney) on guitar and also Matt Patrick (multi-instrumentalist), who played a myriad of instruments and provided background vocals. "On my first visit to The Library, I knew immediately this studio was the place to create this record. The volumes upon volumes of books, the grand piano and the genius of Matt's creative spirit and nurturing personality convinced me he could help me realize my vision for this project." Sharing similar musical influences and creative process, Patrick and Emerson developed an instant kinship. Matt Patrick agreed saying, "I had the distinct pleasure of working with Vicky on her Long Ride album. She possesses all the elements it takes to create a beautiful recording; great skills in the art of song crafting, a competent knowledge of music, a great work ethic, the appreciation and understanding of music as an art-form, she is a skilled player of piano, guitar and voice and in my experience, the most important factor in the artist/producer relationship, Vicky Emerson is a really likeable person. Long Ride will go down in my memory as one of my all-time-favorite album productions."