While we were in Tennessee a few weeks ago, I had the privilege to meet Erin Elizabeth Aubrey. She was leading worship for the week of camp at Appalachian Christian Camp that we were a part of and I fell in love with her, her style, and her voice. I wanted to share this with you guys because I think you’ll like her, especially if you like music that has a different sound than mainstream pop. She has a sound that is much like Ella Fitzgerald and Norah Jones. So, today I’m giving away one of Erin’s CD’s titled, “All These Ours.” But first, I want you to meet Erin and see a little bit about this sweet girl!
How long have you been singing?
I’m pretty sure I started singing before I even started talking. I was in the church kids choir by age 3 and singing into the mic even when there were no designated solos 🙂
What is your favorite thing about making music?
My favorite thing about making music is that moment after a show when a girl comes up to me and says, “I can tell by your music that we’ve been through the same thing. We should do lunch sometime and talk about it.” To know that people can listen to my music and know that they aren’t alone, that makes it all so worthwhile. I love the magic that words possess, and I love the art of stringing them together in a way that can speak to another human being.
What are the artists that inspire you?
My favorite artist is Ingrid Michaelson, but I am also very inspired by Norah Jones, Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Feist, and Zooey Deschannel.
What’s a fun, little known fact about you?
Fun Fact: At night and on the weekends, I play shows all around Nashville. But during the day, I am a preschool teacher at a Montessori school! I am in charge of activities and love to make up songs and dances for the kids!
You can go HERE and listen to a sample of Erin’s music. Then come back and leave a comment below to WIN a CD of your own. You can enter up to three times by (1) liking “Erin Elisabeth Aubrey” on Facebook, (2) liking “Mommy Needs Coffee” on Facebook, or (3) subscribing to “Mommy Needs Coffee” (check the right hand side). Leave a comment for each thing you do! I’ll select the winner by random on Sunday, July 10th at 10pm.