Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two.
Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage — this time as the main act. Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles released their full-length debut, Soon Enough, in the US in September 2015, receiving glowing support from taste-makers at NPR music (All Songs Considered), Rolling Stone, and more. The success of her independent release in the US lead Clubhouse Records UK to pick up and release Soon Enough across the pond in June 2016. With continued support from NPR, BBC, and fellow Nashville musicians like Margo Price, what might have been a blip on the indie radar proved to be a career shaping record with life left in it, even a year later.
With her first UK tour under her belt, and another single, Playing Old Games, released last fall, Erin Rae kicked off 2017 in a big way. She partnered with The Refuge Foundation for the Arts in Appleton, Wisconsin to make her second full-length LP. Recorded at the Refuge, a beautiful, historic Franciscan monastery-turned-creative space on Wisconsin’s Fox River, the record is set to be released in 2018, continuing the tradition of songwriting by Erin Rae that is deeply personal, and universally relatable.