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
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!