Erin Cole-Baker was born in the USA and raised in the beach filled rural Northland of New Zealand.
About Erin Cole-Baker
Erin has been drawn to music for as long as she can remember, lured into the world of sound by warm tones, resonance of strings, harmonies and the call of the place that only music can take us. Her songs pull the listener in to want more, compelled by her gorgeous silvery voice, depth of raw emotion and extraordinary sense of melody.
During the six years Erin made her home in Oregon, she released Talon and Spur in 2009 and Big Sky in 2011. After a seven-year break, Cole-Baker released her album “Till the Feeling’s Right” in May 2018. With a solid batch of new songs, Cole-Baker recorded with a band of friends mostly live to two-inch tape at Anzac Road Studio in Whangarei, New Zealand. The album was recorded over two three-day sessions and the process has inspired her most full and grounded body of work to date.
Early this year Erin was funded by Outward Sound New Zealand to attend the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City. Radio New Zealand has recently featured Erin live on air as a First Song. Cole-Baker will tour California, Oregon and Washington in August/Sept this year as well as shows around New Zealand.
Reviews of Erin Cole-Baker
“I was moved to tears by Erin Cole-Baker’s songwriting and her live delivery, which seemed to come from a place of great honesty and beauty. There’s a deceptive simplicity to these tunes, an elusive quality to capture as a songwriter, but a quality that Erin possesses in spades and wields with grace and dexterity.” – Liz Stringer
“One of the most complete folk-oriented offerings to come out of Central Oregon in recent memory.” – The Source Weekly
“A matured songwriter whose songs are solidly structured and lyrically unique.” – The Source Weekly