There is nuance in the everyday. in its layers of love, joy, and hurt, and in its emotional currents ever present. Erin reaches into the everyday and blurs the edges, creating works that are at once deeply personal and achingly relatable. These are songs that take it all in, that read between the lines, that hear the subtext, that feel it, that say it out loud.
Her voice rings true with nuance and power, with rare clarity and precision. It is a tool of exacting expression, expertly honed. It reaches in to resonate. calling the listener inside, sounding the overtones of our shared experience.
Erin finds a natural fit for her winsome voice and creative calling in a blend jazz and folk, working with renowned Winnipeg jazz musician and engineer/producer Larry Roy. The Winnipeg-based collaborators share an intersecting love of the expressive vocabulary of jazz, and the melodic, honest, timelessness of folk. Erin’s debut album, Courage, My Love features songs penned by Erin, and harmonized, produced, and engineered by Larry. The result is a folk/jazz album of originals and standards with wide appeal, lauded by jazz and folk audiences alike.
Courage, My Love (2012) was met with praise and acclaim, winning Best Jazz Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2013), and a Juno nomination in the category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (2014). Erin can do it all, from charming intimate jazz club sets, to moving concert hall performances, and key arts organizations have also taken note. Erin has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, and has opened for Gretchen Parlato at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.
In April 2021, Erin released a sophomore album with Larry Roy entitled, "We Want All the Same Things". Met with critical acclaim worldwide, the duo await a change in the climate of the pandemic to tour and share their new music beyond Winnipeg.
Reviewers describe Erin’s voice as “clear as mountain fresh spring water” (Tim Tamashiro, Host - Tonic, CBC Radio 2), “great, sincere, and soulful” (Holger Peterson - Stony Plains Records), appearing on an album that “has a way with words” (Brad Barker – JazzFM Toronto), and that is “haunting and gorgeously crafted” (Becca Stevens – Artist).