Good Summer Rain
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. The CD was sponsored in part by The Trust for Public Land, a national organization.
Praise for "Good Summer Rain"
Almost Like Tonight
Recorded mostly in Florida during a 2004 concert, this recording includes songs by Erica and cover songs such as Van Morrison's "Crazy Love" and James McMurty's "Angeline" and her frequently requested version of Mark Graham's "I Can See Your Aura."
Produced by Steven Miller Recorded in NYC in 1999 and produced by Steven Miller ( Dar Williams, John Gorka) this CD features a lush musical palette with an Americana/Alternative Country sound. It features members of Bob Dylan's road band including guitarist extraordinaire Larry Campbell.
Praise for "Three Wishes"
The Harvest was Erica Wheeler's Signature Sounds label debut. Released in November 1996, it propelled her into the forefront of the contemporary singer-songwriter movement and was considered her 'breakout' release. The CD charted for 5 months on Gavin's Americana chart with 4 weeks in the top ten and Erica was featured on NPR's All Things Considered as well as other nationally syndicated radio programs.
Produced by Grammy nominee Laurie Lewis the CD draws from the influences of folk, new country, bluegrass and blues. It features award winning California musicians including Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, Barbara Higbie and Todd Phillips.
Praise for "The Harvest"
From That Far
Produced by award-winning producer Darleen Wilson (Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Cosy Sheridan) and featured some of the finest session players the northeast has to offer; including Doug Plavin and the late Johnny Cunningham among others. It was featured on many 'Best of 93' lists and received high praise and air play across the nation.