Sunday, May 15, 2016

Well Aware Advisory Council

I am thrilled and honored to join the Advisory Council for Well Aware, an organization which provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. They fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities. 

Please consider joining me in supporting their mission. Let's work together to make clean water accessible to ALL.

Read the press announcement.

Learn about Well Aware.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Lost Girl" video from sold out show

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Long Center show last month.  What a beautiful night to debut so many new songs!  Noelle Hampton captured this video of "Lost Girl" - a song inspired by Hamilton Pool, one of my favorite Central Texas swimming holes.  Close your eyes and you'll be there.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Love's Inventory

Here's a new song for you and your sweetest!

Love's Inventory

The lyrics are by the brilliant poet Pamela Harrison, a true inspiration. I set her poem to music and was fortunate to record it with two of the most talented musicians alive – Michael Ramos and Alex Marrero.

“All the hidden things you never think to tell…”


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Friday, October 16, 2015

All Saints

Many thanks to all you beautiful people who came and filled All Saints Church with your good vibes on Thursday night. We had a beautiful night and I feel so lucky to have shared it with you.

Bob Blakley posted his wonderful pics here:

Sure can't wait to sing for you again.   xoxo --Erin

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The Teller and the Truth

Life is full of ups and downs, but it seems that one thing leads to another and the joys outweigh the sacrifices at every turn.

A lonely 6-week writing retreat in Michigan turned into the album Broken Gold, recorded with the amazing R&B/dub organ trio The Finest Kind.

Broken Gold found its way to filmmaker Andrew Shapter, who used parts of the album in teasers for and final cut of his forthcoming movie, The Teller and the Truth.

Carl Thiel (whose composition and production work I have long admired) was composing the soundtrack to the movie, so Andrew suggested we work together on a Theme Song.  (Pinch me now!)

We created a song called "Wild Bird" based on the musical and emotional themes in the film and I am so proud of how it turned out.

Working with all of these talented, driven, and whole-hearted people of vision has enriched and inspired my life. 

The Teller and the Truth is premiering at the Austin Film Festival in November.  I hope you will check it out and be inspired to follow your own vision with boldness.

Further reading:  What to Watch for at Austin Film Festival 2015

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

What is success?

An interesting new article in The Atlantic explores my favorite Founding Father's ideas on success and how they differ from those of modern Americans.

"To live like a king seemed distinctly un-American."

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Friday, August 21, 2015

... and the livin' is easy

My, my, the Summer is hot and languid.  Perfect for sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch drinking sweet tea and watching the world go by slowly.

I've been laying low, working on new material for my next album with producer Chuck Pinnell.  I am excited for the progress and content with the time it's taking.  Letting life move at its own pace, finally realizing I never really controlled it anyway.

Tonight, I'll be singing at a cool event in Austin - an exhibit by National Geographic photographer Greg Davis, benefiting Well Aware (a local non-profit which builds sustainable clean water systems in African communities).  Come check it out if you're in town

There are a few other public dates on my calendar through the Fall.

xo  Hope you are having a wonderful Summer.  Stay cool!  xo

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