Harped on By a Harpist

Ok so this one time I tagged along with my best friend Sarah to a symphony practice, and they had this guest harpist who was so great. Graceful, funny, played beautifully.

After the practice Sarah and I were walking out into the beautiful night, high from our lovely evening. We ran into the harpist in the parking lot, wheeling her harp to her van with a dolly, and we told her how much we loved her performance. She thanked us and asked if either of us play music. I enthusiastically told her that I was a singer songwriter.

She said, let me give you a piece of advice: Don’t do it. Quit now. It’s not worth it. She said she works 5 jobs and wish she had chosen something else.

We were quite stunned by that interaction, and it inspired me to write this song about the event.

I recorded my voice and guitar and sent it to my pal Aemyn Connolly who added the amazing instrumentation.

Music & lyrics by Erin Brown
Backing instrumentation, vocals, & production by Aemyn Connolly
Copyright 2018 Erin Brown

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November Wedding

About the song: Some friends of mine were getting married and asked me to write them a song for their wedding. Even better, they wanted it to be a surprise, so the first time they heard the song was during the actual ceremony. Talk about trust! I was really honored to be a part of such a magical day, and am very grateful for them for giving me the inspiration and reason to write this song. Plus, it was a kick-ass wedding party. Happy anniversary Jason and Rachael!

This song is on my album Coiled Like Springs, which you can listen to on Spotify.

Written by Erin Brown
Recorded at Studio M in Durham, NC by Thom Canova and Mark Simonsen
Erin: guitar, ukulele, tambourine, vocals
Mark Simonsen: additional guitar, organ
Thom Canova: bass

Copyright 2018 Erin Brown

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