Chance Emerson is a Taiwanese-American folk-rock singer-songwriter from Hong Kong now based in the Northeast.
In 2017, Emerson posted his self-produced EP, The Indigo Tapes, recorded in his high school music building’s attic, to his Facebook and Instagram. The word spread, local radio got on board and the EP ascended the iTunes charts to #1 in the Singer-Songwriter EP category.
Chance followed up his EP in 2020 with a full album, The Raspberry Men. Emerson plays almost everything you hear on The Raspberry Men, mostly recorded in a wooden shed in Maine. The album premiered on NPR-partner station WICN and received praise from American Songwriter, The Providence Journal, Spotify’s Indie Shuffle playlist, The South China Morning Post, Atwood Magazine, Ditty TV, The Deli and more. In December 2020, Earmilk selected The Raspberry Men as one of its best indie/alternative albums of 2020.
With his 5-piece fully-live band, Chance has toured through much of New England and shared the stage with acts such as the Eli Young Band, Lawrence, Ripe, Darlingside, Melt, and more. Chance's most recent headline concert sold out with 650 tickets at The Met in Pawtucket, RI. Chance has also played at The Cutting Room in NYC, Fete Music Hall in RI, The Middle East in MA, two festivals in Taiwan in 2020, various colleges and the Museum Stage at the Newport Folk Festival.