I set off on a solitary road trip with Erin Thomas playing through my speakers this past September. Erin's soulful sound was exactly what I needed for that soul searching beach trip. I played it continuously. Erin Thomas is Norah Jones with no piano. Erin's also similar to Regina Spektor and something about her sound reminds me of Alice Smith.
You Don't Know Me, Erin Thomas' debut album is comprised almost entirely of original songs Erin has written, including That Kind of Love, a beautiful duet with Vince Gill. You Don’t Know Me debuted in the Top 10 on US folk radio in August 2012, charting at #8 on the Folk DJ album chart, with the title track coming in at #4 on the song chart.
Erin Thomas has been playing a French Horn for the Nashville and Chattanooga symphonies for over ten years. She is now focusing on her singer-songwriter side and touring the U.S. I recently saw her perform in Columbia, SC. I immediately purchased two CDs, one for me, one for a friend. I've missed a few of her performances in Atlanta, but I will see her this weekend when she returns to Columbia:
Toys For Tots Benefit Concert
Tapp's Arts Center - The Fountain Room
Dec. 1, 2012 8:00 pm
$20 at the door
$10 if you bring a toy
Erin will be at Eddie's Attic in Atlanta again this Friday:
Erin Thomas and Mary Bragg
Nov. 30, 2012 10:00 pm
$16 at the door
$60 to reserve a table for 4 ahead
Erin's songs are a little country, a little folksy, each one a story. Proud is a song she wrote for her then three-year old daughter:
"When you're looking up at me,
I'm looking up to you.
I just wanna make you proud."
Erin's little girl will definitely be proud of her mama.
You Don't Know Me, released August 2012