“The talented Lehigh Valley native delivered a fantastic performance with her powerful vocals and her amazing guitar play. ”
— John DelGrosso - The Valley Ledger
“ Erin has a wonderful future in front of her. With a voice like hers, she will be charting and getting country radio play soon enough! Country Fans, Why Wait is a MUST LISTEN!! WELL DONE!! — Michael McKenna, Steel Notes Magazine ”
— Michael McKenna, Steel Notes Magazine
“What really keeps me going is seeing how music can affect people in a positive way. Working with Musicians on Call, a program where musicians perform at the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, has helped me realize the power of music and what it can do to help others ...”
Review by Michael McKenna
Steel Notes Magazine
This 5 track EP was recorded in the Music City of Nashville at Trax Studios, Benchmark Sound & Legends Studios and also Bethlehem, PA at Sixwill Studios, the pedigree is already established. Produced by Rich Herring on 4 tracks and Nyke Van Wyk on 1 track, this CD features many well known musicians.
“Never Gonna Be” sets the rhythm from the door with Nick Buda's percussion and Doug Carter's bottom that lights the spark to full blast mode in seconds. This tune is a full sounding country/pop number that would fit well in both genres. Erin's vocals are expertly held from start to finish with a certain amount of ease one would find in a seasoned veteran. The instrumentation is tight, precise and accentuates her pipes nicely. Andy Leftwich's strings are a nice touch and aid in the transition from verse to chorus to bridge seamlessly!
“Real Good Man” jumps from verse to bridge to hook with such ease. Erin nails this tune like a seasoned professional comparable to a Shania Twain.
“Jackknifed” has a retro/mod sound with the Nyke Van Wyk's cool fiddle parts and bouncy rhythms coupled with a cool story line that generates a fun feeling. Craig Thatcher's riffs are kicking!
“Colorblind” drops it down a few notches as we hear another side of Erin as she projects some deep feeling into this song. The title track,“Why Wait”, hears Erin's angelic voice project perfectly as she belts out this wonderful tune. The bass and strings add that fat feel to this full-sounding effort.
This EP is so full of energy as one is entranced by Erin's vox and captured by the sound and rhythm one experiences from the beginning to the end. The excellent mix captures the many different faces of Erin as she tells her stories throughout this wonderful effort. Kudos to all the musicians!
Erin has a wonderful future in front of her. With a voice like hers, she will be charting and getting country radio play soon enough! Country Fans, This is a MUST
LISTEN!! WELL DONE!!This 5 track EP was recorded in the Music City of Nashville at Trax Studios, Benchmark Sound & Legends Studios and also Bethlehem, PA at Sixwill Studios, the pedigree is already established. Produced by Rich Herring on 4 tracks and Nyke Van Wyk on 1 track, this CD features many well known musicians.
MUSICIANS ON CALL
“Tops among the Philly guide contingent is Barry Gutman, a longtime music reviewer who now works at Jefferson in communications and marketing, "but functions as a guide volunteer on my own time," he said. Gutman, the music buff, delights in touting MOC discoveries he's made, like "Erin Kelly, a college freshman from the Lehigh Valley who does old and new country. She sings Patsy Cline like a dream."”
“It was a pleasure to meet some of the athletes and speakers involved with the Special Olympics after the ceremony. The Music Box Theatre in Hershey Park is such a beautiful venue, and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to perform there.”
— Erin Kelly