During the summer of 2011, singer-songwriter Erin Jamieson released a self-produced compilation project that grew out of three stages of life and three separate seasons of production.
The song "Something Good" was produced in 2008 when Erin was only 13 years old. The music studio where she was studying piano offered a free recording session in preparation for the winter recital. Erin's teacher encouraged her to record her self-composed song "Something Good" and her mom immediately ordered several copies to give Erin's grandparent's for Christmas. It was a simple start to her recording experiences but an exciting time of discovery about the inner workings of music production.
By 2009, Erin's collection of self-written songs was growing weekly and her voice was blossoming with power and influence among her peers at school and in her church youth group. In an effort to capture the evolution of Erin's maturing artistry, her parents offered another visit to a local recording studio as her Christmas present. Embracing the opportunity, Erin economically utilized the 90-minute session and laid down the songs "Pure," "Helpless," "Hold On," "He Will Carry You Home," "The Real Me," "I Will Show You," and "I Need to Hear Your Voice."
Then, in the spring of 2011, Erin joined artistic forces with her sister Alex and their friend Adam Meyer to produce a demo CD titled The Sister Project. It was a fundraising effort designed to help raise money to send Alex on her senior choir tour to Nashville. The CD featured some songs written by Erin and other songs written by Alex along with one song they composed together. That co-written song, called "Mystery," was inspired by Alex and Erin's sister, Carly, who has Angelman Syndrome. Additional songs that carried over from The Sister Project to Erin's self-produced compilation were "Away," "The Old Days" and "More." It was the release of The Sister Project where Erin first publicly introduced the song "Hope for the Broken" which she entered as her "demo" in a national songwriting competition. (For more information about Angelman Syndrome, go to www.CureAngelman.org.)
In July 2011, "Hope for the Broken" was named a Top 5 Finalist in the Songwriting category of the Gideon Media Arts & Film Festival. In addition, "Away" was named a Top 10 Finalist in the Talent category. Erin performed at the national festival in North Carolina in August 2011 to compete for a recording contract in Nashville — and she won!
Now she is working with Lamon Records in Nashville with producer Dave Moody, a Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated musician and producer.
Erin's professional debut EP started production in October 2011 and released nationally in February 2012. Erin is honored and excited by this incredible opportunity and asks for your prayers that God would continue helping her develop her gifts while opening doors for her to share them.
What are listeners saying?
"Extraordinary voice! Put a lump in my throat to hear the emotion and life experience breathed out."
"Your talent has grown roots and wings. Absolutely stunning!!!"
"Absolutely beautiful and inspired by God!"