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Her songs are not the immediate sort; rather they slowly envelop the listener like a dense mountain fog on a humid Tennessee morning

Erin Rae writes songs about letting go of lovers and thoughts that weigh you down, embracing contentment and recognizing the small moments that add up to the grand scheme.  –  Lars Gotrich

“Nashville Singer-Songwriter Erin Rae’s ‘Bad Mind’ Video Is A Contemplative Appeal To A Higher Power.”

““Bad Mind,” inspired by an aunt declared an unfit parent “just because she had a woman for a lover in ’98” and the way history still haunts anyone questioning their sexuality.” “No matter where or when you’re listening, a hazy summer of the mind arises from the cozy instrumentation and Erin Rae’s thoughtful voice.”

“You feel this is her time to crest.”

“Another very perceptive lyricist and skilled Americana songwriter.”

“A Song for You When You Feel Like Going Back to Your Old Ways.”

Thursday July 18 – Aquarium Drunkard today released a new EP in collaboration with indie folk singer-songwriter Erin Rae who released a collection of performances of unique covers including Gene Clark’s “Some Misunderstanding”, “As We Go Along” (written by Carole King and performed by The Monkees), Jonathan Richman’s “You Must Ask The Heart” and Scott Walker’s “Duchess.” The Lagniappe Session EP showcases Rae’s remarkable vocal and genre-bending ability to reinterpret classic psych-rock and folk sounds with a modern indie-rock mindset.

Aquarium Drunkard stated, “Erin Rae writes and performs folk music. Folk music highlighted by supremely elegant singing and rich lyrical imagery. Her songs are not the immediate sort; rather they slowly envelop the listener like a dense mountain fog on a humid Tennessee morning. Her work is nothing if not sturdy; classic stories and melodies that will be around long after the big machine has washed away, when we’re all back to just playing music for one another.”

Discussing her version of Gene Clark’s “Some Misunderstanding” (which is now also available via Youtube) Erin Rae stated, “Very recently I came across Gene Clark’s record “No Other” and immediately connected with this song while I was making some decisions about business and life. I feel like I might be a kindred spirit to Gene. His songs just really hit home and describe specific feelings that I’ve had.”

NPR Music also recently dropped a Tiny Desk Concert and described her music as “folkloric psychedelia” and “deeply personal songwriting that hits hard two, three listens in.” Watch it here

The release follows her critically acclaimed record, Putting On Airs, which earned respect of Jenny Lewis, Iron And Wine, Father John Misty, Jason Isbell as well as Hiss Golden Messenger and Dylan LeBlanc who she joins on tour this summer. Erin will also perform at Newport Folk Festival, Nashville’s Live On The Green, Mountain Stage and at Americanafest in Nashville in September. Erin recently received a nomination for Best Emerging Act Of The Year at the 2019 Americana Music Honors and Awards. For more information click here.

Erin Rae’s Aquarium Drunkard Lagniappe Session was recorded and Mixed on 8 track 1/4″ tape in Medford, NJ. The digital only EP is available exclusively via Aquarium Drunkard today and will be available on streaming services from August 30.

Erin Rae: lead vox, electric guitar
Kern: Fender bass, bgv
Dom Billett: drums, bgv
Jerry Bernhardt: piano, acoustic guitars, slide guitars, bgv

AS WE GO ALONG (Written by Carole King / Performed by The Monkees)
Erin Rae: lead vox, 12 string electric guitar
Kern: Fender bass
Dom Billett: drums
Jerry Bernhardt: Farfisa organ, tack piano, electric guitar, Mellotron, bgv’s

YOU MUST ASK THE HEART (Jonathan Richman)
Erin Rae: lead vox, acoustic lead guitar
Kern: Fender bass
Dom Billett: drums
Jerry Bernhardt: “12 strings of acoustic guitar”, piano, Mellotron

DUCHESS (Scott Walker)
Erin Rae: lead vox
Kern: snack guy
Dom Billett: drums
Jerry Bernhardt: bass, fuzz guitars, 12 string acoustic guitar, Casiotone, Mellotron

Produced & Engineered by Jerry Bernhardt
Mastered by Alex McCollough @ True East Mastering

JUL 17 WED – The Casbah, San Diego, CA, w/t Dylan LeBlanc
JUL 18 THU – Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, w/t Dylan LeBlanc
JUL 19 FRI – The Catalyst Atrium, Santa Cruz, CA, w/t Dylan LeBlanc
JUL 20 SAT – The Independent, San Francisco, CA,  w/t Dylan LeBlanc
JUL 23 TUE – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, w/t Dylan LeBlanc
JUL 26 FRI – Newport Folk Festival: The Future is Female
AUG 11 SUN – Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV, United States
AUG 16 FRI –  Music in the Mill, Hickory, NC (w/t The Mountain Goats)
AUG 17 SAT – The Halls, Harrisonburg, VA, United States
AUG 24 SAT –  Thacker Mountain Radio Hour – Ocean Springs, MS
AUG 30 FRI – Live On The Green, Nashville, TN, United States
SEP 10 TUE – SEP 15 SUN – Americana Fest, Nashville, TN, United States
SEP 21 & 22 –  Holler on the Hill – Indianapolis, IN
SEP 28 SAT – Ohana Music Festival, Dana Point, CA, United States
OCT 4 FRI – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX
OCT 10 & 11 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA (w/t Hiss Golden Messenger)
OCT 12 – Imperial Ballroom – Vancouver, BC (w/t Hiss Golden Messenger)
OCT 14 -The Bartlett – Spokane, WA (w/t Hiss Golden Messenger)
OCT 15 – Top Hat Lounge – Missoula, MT (w/t Hiss Golden Messenger)
OCT 16 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT (w/t Hiss Golden Messenger)
OCT 18 & 19 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO (w/t Hiss Golden Messenger)

OCT 30 WED – De Rozenknop, Eindhoven, Netherlands
OCT 31 THU – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
NOV 2 SAT – Take Root, Groningen, Netherlands
NOV 3 SUN, 30CC/Schouwburg – Leuven, Belgium
NOV 4 MON – The Lexington, London, United Kingdom
NOV 5 TUE – The Railway Inn, Winchester, United Kingdom
NOV 6 WED – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, United Kingdom
NOV 7 THU – Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
NOV 8 FRI – The RAFA club, St. Davids, United Kingdom
NOV 10 SUN – The Running Horse, Nottingham, United Kingdom
NOV 11 MON- The Prince Albert, Brighton, United Kingdom
NOV 13 WED – Valve Records, Solingen, Germany

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