released 2008 Blue Pie Muaic
2008 Erica Wheeler Blue Pie Music/BMI
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"If this CD doesn't compel you to get outside and enjoy what little green space we have left, put it on for a mental break while you're stuck in the concrete grid of rush hour." -Performing Songwriter Magazine
"Listening to Good Summer Rain is like flipping through the photo album of an Ansel Adams road trip. Each artfully created song transports the listener to a particular location, like a snapshot in time." -Planet Jackson Hole News
The 11 songs on GOOD SUMMER RAIN span from the intimate streets of Greenwich Village to the sweeping vistas of Jackson Hole, reaching out to where farmland gives way to urban sprawl, wilderness gives way to industrial growth. The CD creates a vivid travelogue of the North American landscape, often feeling as expansive as the land itself. They encompass both the beauty and the grit of our world today, leaving the listener to contemplate the impacts of change, and the dilemmas that ensue.
Produced and recorded in Boston by Crit Harmon (Martin Sexton, Mary Gauthier, Lori McKenna) GOOD SUMMER RAIN draws on some of the Northeast's finest session musicians, fusing the rootsy Americana sounds of dobro, mandolin, guitar and drums with the elegance of piano and upright bass to offer a rich textural foundation for Erica's expressive lyrics and intimate, conversational vocal style.
GOOD SUMMER RAIN was sponsored in part by The Trust for Public Land, a national organization which works to conserve land for people. Erica and TPL are working together to help foster the connection between people and place, inspiring the sense of engagement needed to participate in land stewardship today.