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Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles / Press

“Nashville is so full of female singer/songwriters that it’s a rare day when one of them is able to come in and completely take your breath away. We first saw Erin Rae perform at the second Cause A Scene Collective show in July. She played 2 songs. We were hooked from the start. She and her band, the Meanwhiles, just released their new EP “Crazy Talk”. It’s simply beautiful. “Crazy Talk” likes somewhere between the folk/pop that has emerged from Nashville and across the pond with London’s “new folk” scene and a classic Americana sound. Throughout Erin Rae and the Meanwhile’s debut EP there remains a soothing reminder that we’re all in this together and everything is going to be just fine in the end, no matter the route we take to get there. As her first step out into the Nashville music scene, it’s a joy to witness Erin Rae coming into her own voice and growing by leaps and bounds with every show.”

"...one I'd like to share comes from Erin Rae. The song is called "I Hope You Get What You Need," and it's quite stunning. Erin picks out a lovely pattern on guitar and sings some powerful words to what seems to be the other half of a prior relationship. It reminds me of what I like about Iron & Wine - how it's so well written both musically and lyrically. The lyrics are open-ended enough that there are other readings to bring to it, which is great. I really like how it has sentiment that comes from strength and pure good intentions, but also sentiment that feels very yearning and pained. A masterful ambiguity."

“— the first featuring Erin Rae, the second with Jo'shua Odine — and you can see both after the jump. Both videos feature especially intimate performances cut with interviews. Really interesting, well-done stuff.”