I'm overjoyed to welcome both Erin Rae and Count This Penny back to Chicago for what will definitely be a fantastic night.
"Growing up, Erin Rae would listen to her parents sing and play music together after family dinners, playing folkier versions of Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson and John Prine. As she grew up and began playing at county fairs ‘before she got too old to be shy”, Erin Rae looked up to the legends of Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch, and their influence can be felt on her debut. She shares Brandi Carlile’s immaculate sense of melody blended with lyrics that are both extremely personal, but make you feel right at home in the story. It’s an intimate album that makes an instant connection with the listener. When she sings, it’s as if you’re the only one in the room. It’s an album of transition, coming to terms with the truth that life isn’t exactly the way you thought it would be and coming to terms with reality, and being content with that. " - Cause a Scene
Count This Penny's Allen and Amanda Rigell write songs that never cease to take my breath away. Their dusty folk and soulful harmonies are nothing short of entrancing, and having them play another Music Means Family show has me jumping for joy.
$10 donation to RSVP, BYOB as always. Can't wait for this.