I've had the pleasure of knowing Emerson Hart since the late 90s, when he was the lead singer of the band Tonic and I was on the radio in Mississippi.

In 2007, Emerson released his first solo project, Cigarettes & Gasoline.

Finally, in 2014, he's back with a new solo effort titled "Beauty in Disrepair."  I love the songwriting on it, and encourage you to check it out on iTunes or wherever you buy music.

Here's my conversation with Emerson from this afternoon: