It’s been a productive lockdown for Nashville based singer/songwriter Erin Enderlin who has just announced that she has been busy recording a new CD. Yes, “Campfire Covers” consists of totally stripped back versions of ten of her favourite classic country songs , ” just me and my guitar, reminding me of a campfire jam session with friends” as she describes it.
Erin says of the new project that she finally made herself take on the technical challenge of recording simple guitar and vocals with her computer while not being out on the road so much, and found that it was really fun! As well as recording some of her own songs that needed doing she also worked on a few by other writers that she really loved, and hence the idea for this CD was born. Originally recorded by artists including Tanya Tucker ( for whom Erin will open on selected US tour dates next year), Jessi Colter and Emmylou Harris it will be interesting to hear Erin’s interpretations of such wonderful compositions.
” Campfire Covers” is available to pre-order now, there’s a strictly limited run of just 250 with each copy being signed and numbered…..and international shipping is available! If you live Stateside there’s also some great merch bundles too, including a new t-shirt and handwritten lyrics, which are for sale at a special discount until 29th November. Check out all available options here https://erinenderlin.bigcartel.com/, and if you wonder why Erin features a crow so frequently on designs it’s because they are her favourite bird as they are big observers of their world, something with which she identifies as a songwriter.
Proceeds from these sales will go towards the recording of her next studio album of original material, the follow up to 2019’s critically acclaimed ” Faulkner County”, an album that was responsible for earning Erin the recognition of Elton John none the less! Its track ” Queen of Marina Del Ray” references both him and Rosanne Cash, Rosanne brought it to his attention and he invited Erin to guest on his Apple Music Rocket Hour radio show, saying on air that he was now a massive fan of her music….pretty cool for sure by anyone’s standards!
Erin also recently had the honour of being invited to guest at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s ” Songwriters Sessions” where she spoke about writing hits for the likes of LeeAnn Womack (“Last Call”) , Alan Jackson (“Monday Morning Church”) and Luke Bryan (“You Don’t Know Jack”) . She also expressed her excitement at being featured in the museum’s “American Currents : The State Of The Music “exhibit alongside one of her all time inspirations, Reba, who’s most recent album incidentally includes a cut of Erin’s, “The Bar’s Getting Lower”. And talking of cuts, Terri Clark’s new Christmas album features Erin’s festive offering “Cowboy Christmas” , and Sunny Sweeny’s fabulously fun live album released just recently includes two of Erin’s songs, “Poet’s Prayer” and “I Drink Well With Others”. All in all, it’s not a bad time to be in Erin’s boots! Cowboy boots of course…
Article written by Lesley Hastings (twitter.com/lesleyhastings)
Hall of Fame picture credit to Stacey Thompson.