Vicky Emerson performs in the Radio Heartland studio

Vicky Emerson and Matt Patrick
Singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson, along with guitarist Matt Patrick, performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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When last I spoke with Vicky Emerson, we talked about how being a mother had influenced her songwriting career. Fast-forward two-and-a-half years, and motherhood is still a major part of her life —but she has also found new spirit in her music.

Vicky's new album, Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down, has just come out and it has some signature Vicky Emerson songs on it, but it also contains some new-found energy and "feistiness" as her fans and bandmates will attest.

Vicky Emerson and her longtime producer and guitarist Matt Patrick were in the studio to play some new songs from the album and to talk about her album-release show on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m., at Icehouse in Minneapolis.

Songs Performed


"Long Gone"
"September Midnight"
"Under My Skin"

Hosted and produced by Mike Pengra
Engineered by Corey Schreppel

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  • Vicky Emerson and Matt Patrick
    Singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson and guitarist Matt Patrick perform in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Matt Patrick plays with Vicky Emerson
    Producer and guitarist Matt Patrick performs with Vicky Emerson in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Matt Patrick plays with Vicky Emerson
    Guitarist Matt Patrick was also the producer of Vicky Emerson's latest album. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson performs in the Radio Heartland studio. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
  • Vicky Emerson and Matt Patrick
    Guitarist Matt Patrick's effects rig. (MPR photo/Nate Ryan)
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    Singer-songwriter Vicky Emerson (Katie Cannon)

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