Album artwork (release date tbd):


first single "softer side" released Aug. 4, 2017

(Erica Blinn/Will Newsome)
© 2017 Blinn Rae Music (ASCAP)/This Day Forever
Music (ASCAP)/Curry House Music (ASCAP)

Erica Blinn: lead vox, acoustic “Nashville” guitar
PJ Schreiner: drums, percussion
Michael Zimmerman: bass
Steven Cooper: slide guitar
Wade Cofer: electric “phase 90” guitar
Michael Talley: keys
Bree Frick, Colin Gawel, Mark Nye, & PJ Schreiner: backing vocals

produced by Mike Landolt

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90.5 WCBE (NPR Columbus, OH)
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90.7 The Summit - WKTL/Youngstown & WAPS-HD2

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"Softer Side", is an upbeat soul-rock number written by Erica Blinn and Will Newsome.

“We had a ton of fun making this video. My cousin & his wife own the boat and live on a lake in Minnesota, and my other cousin and her boyfriend are videographers, and we were having this family gathering so we just thought, ‘what the heck? Let’s make the video for Softer Side here! Like, right now! On the boat!’”

 photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

photo by Joshua Black Wilkins

"Blinn packs enough smoldering sensuality into her material to light up a football stadium” - BLURT Magazine

Armed with an abused Telecaster, a belt of harmonicas, a new record titled Better Than Gold, she has no plans to stop criss-crossing the USA anytime soon. 2017's Better Than Gold is the product of a woman who is smarter and stronger than she ever has been. Some of the songs were written alone, in her room, on her porch, or in her kitchen. Produced, engineered and mixed by longtime friend and fan Mike Landolt (O.A.R, Maroon 5).


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