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Vicky Emerson

Vicky Emerson is an award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who grew up in the village of Elmwood, Wisconsin, which is known as the UFO Capital of the World. She's a small town girl who's finally realized her big dream: She currently lives in New York City and tours nationally playing and singing music. Whether she's blogging or singing, Vicky likes to tell stories and share her life experiences. Drop by www.vickyemerson.com to sample her music.

Vicky Emerson

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I Married And Divorced...

Friday, 01 June 2007 20:16
My name is Vicky Emerson and I am a 31-year-old singer/songwriter/multi- instrumentalist. I tour nationally and currently live in New York City. I'm also a survivor of a divorce.Raised in a small town in Wisconsin, I came from a family rich in love…

What’s In a Name Anyway?

Tuesday, 05 June 2007 01:07
As an indie artist, the goal is to get out there, play your music and hope that the people listening enjoy it and also remember your name so they come out to hear you again and again.When I got married, I took my husband’s last name and began&

My Brother's Making The Same Mistakes

Thursday, 07 June 2007 12:47
Being raised on a farm in the midwest, my family was a tightly woven unit. We lived way out in the country (known affectionately as “the sticks”) and it took us at least an hour to go anywhere—an hour to get groceries, an hour to the…

"Paper Wings Carry Me"

Friday, 08 June 2007 13:26
I've been divorced for five years now and through the pain and hurt, something beautiful can bloom. I attached a song that I co-wrote with a very good friend called “Paper Wings.” You can download the attachment below to listen to as you…

How to Be A Brave Soul

Monday, 11 June 2007 18:19
As I travel the U.S. performing and sharing live music, I meet a lot of people after shows. Since I tour alone, many people give me the ol’, “Are you okay out here all by yourself and don’t your parents worry?”(Answer:…

Back in the Saddle Again

Thursday, 14 June 2007 09:04
The other day, I was walking back from the post office and it dawned on me that the first man I dated after leaving my ex-husband had an apartment in New York City. We dated casually, on and off, for a shade under two years until I finally pulled…

Feeling Frisky? It's Friday!

Friday, 15 June 2007 13:14
The weekends mean something different to me now that I’m touring full-time. Now, Fridays and Saturdays are work days filled with performances rather than time off, which can be a bit of a bummer as this is when most of my friends are available…

The Key To Inner Happiness?

Wednesday, 20 June 2007 16:39
I’ve owned a piano for about eight years. It’s traveled to Minneapolis, Chicago and then back to Minneapolis and now to New York City.It’s a little scratched up, but still running strong…kind of like me. That piano has helped me &
I’m moving to another New York City apartment next week and that means going through all the stuff I’ve managed to accumulate over the last few months since I moved from Minneapolis. As I pack, I've discovered a new talent for stacking…
It’s amazing how old, hurtful memories begin to recede. My mother’s saying “this too shall pass” certainly bears truth.Upon reflection, my move to New York City from Minneapolis was more for personal than professional reasons.&

Mother-In-Law: Friend Or Foe?

Wednesday, 27 June 2007 17:13
Hindsight is a crystal clear 20/20 and as I prepare for my second wedding and marriage, I can see the laundry list of things that were wrong in my first marriage. One of them had to be the fact that my ex-husband’s mother loathed me.It started…

My Wedding Ring Went Down The Drain

Tuesday, 03 July 2007 12:05
One of my gigs when I first got into the music business was playing the piano at the Nordstrom department store in Chicago. It was a great gig because I could play anything I wanted and I definitely had the best shoes that year!People would stop by…

My Dad’s A Great Guy

Thursday, 05 July 2007 13:44
My dad was a high school math teacher at a school down the road from Elmwood, my hometown in Minnesota. He worked there by day and was a farmer by night and weekends. We had pigs, cattle and acres upon acres of land that grew corn, hay, soy beans…

If I Badmouth My Ex Do I Sound Bitter?

Thursday, 02 June 2011 10:05
It seems inevitable when you meet new people that your marriage or divorce status comes up in the conversation right after the “what do you do for a living” banter.When the relationship status inquiry is made, I can feel my face start to&

Music That Speaks Your Language

Wednesday, 11 July 2007 14:43
When my divorce was finalized, I discovered an artist that really spoke to me. I was at a music store that sold used CDs in Minneapolis and stumbled across an album with a skinny, frizzy red-haired woman on the front named Patty Griffin. The album…

Okay, So I Have A Crush On Bruce Willis

Thursday, 12 July 2007 15:26
Yes, it’s true. It started back in the eighties with “Moonlighting.” I loved watching the smooth talkin’ sarcastic hottie from that show my mom let me watch on “special” occasions. (A special occasion would be when mom…
Every girl I know thinks her life would be so much better if she could just drop 10 pounds. As if 10 pounds is going to drastically alter her life’s path. She would undoubtedly be more beautiful, smarter, richer and more fabulous without the…

What’s Mine Is Yours

Tuesday, 17 July 2007 17:18
So, I moved to another New York City apartment with my fiancé and then flew back to Minnesota to sort through my storage locker to see what I could bring to our new place because we actually have room for the stuff!I lifted boxes and moved them…

I’m "The Little Engine That Could”

Thursday, 19 July 2007 23:03
Good grief. Ever had one of those weeks (or years for that matter) where you seem to roll out on the wrong side of bed every day? It's as if everything that could go wrong, does. When I was a kid, I loved the book "The Little Engine That Could."…

Amazing Grace, How Sweet The Sound?

Friday, 20 July 2007 17:29
I've been holed up in the studio in Minneapolis with some wonderful musicians this week. Dean Magraw and I recorded our version of "Amazing Grace" for my next album. Feel free to have a listen by clicking on the MP3 attachment below!"Amazing Grace"…
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