Vincent Neil Emerson & John R. Miller Announce Joint Tour

Well hot damn. If you wanted to see two of just about the best songwriters out there at the moment together, Vincent Neil Emerson and John R. Miller have just announced a joint tour of intimate venues that will be worth suffering a hangover at work the next day for.

The proud tradition of poet laureates from the great state of Texas has been conferred to yet another generation in the form of Vincent Neil Emerson. If you remember watching that iconic scene from Heartworn Highways with Texans Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle sitting at Guy Clark’s kitchen table swapping songs, and wondered if a similar magic would ever be captured again, you should hear what Rodney Crowell has to say himself.

“If he grows on the public the way he’s grown on me, it’s possible young Vincent will plant the flag of his [songwriting] forebears firmly in the consciousness of a whole new generation,” Rodney says.

John R. Miller was once simply a jewel of rural West Virginia beloved by locals, but the signal of this singing troubadour and musician-for-hire has now been boosted by Rounder Records through his 2021 album Depreciated, marking John R. Miller as the latest worthy inductee into the swelling regimen of authentic Appalachian singers and songwriters.

The 16 dates of this tour showcase the best of both Texas and Appalachian songwriting in the type of small venues you may not have the opportunity to see either in in the not too distant future.

Vincent Neil Emerson has also just released a new song and video called “Son of a Bitch (see below).


May 6, 2022 – Little Rock, Arkansas – The White Water Tavern

May 7, 2022 – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Ponyboy OKC

May 9, 2022 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Mercury Lounge

May 10, 2022 – Fort Worth, Texas – Tulips

May 12, 2022 – Austin, Texas – The White Horse

May 13, 2022 – San Antonio, Texas – The Lonesome Rose

May 14, 2022 – Houston, Texas – White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)

May 16, 2022 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Chelsea’s Live

May 17, 2022 – Mobile, Alabama – Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

May 19, 2022 – Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Warehouse at Mt. Victor

May 21, 2022 – Columbus, Ohio – Rumba Cafe

May 22, 2022 – Lakewood, Ohio – The Winchester Tavern & Music

May 24, 2022 – Newport, Kentucky – The Southgate House

May 25, 2022 – Louisville, Kentucky – Zanzabar

May 26, 2022 – Nashville, Tennessee – The Basement East

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