"As much as Fort Worth is known for being a western type of town (and for Billy Bob's Texas), we're seeing its country colors fly in a more exciting way than ever before. Emerson, another Panther City artist, released East Texas Blues earlier this year and, simply put, it's a stunner from beginning to end. Carrying a strong retro vibe that's authentic and fresh, not kitschy, tunes such as "Hesitation Blues" seem like the work of a dude twice his age. Emerson mixes jumping juke-joint numbers with noir sounds and a sincere folk sensibility to make an album that will have anyone listening hit the "repeat" button, well, repeatedly." 5 best Country Artists of 2015 list -The Dallas Observer.