Nov 20, 2020
Today we’ve got something special - a young lady who is just a badass in rock and roll with an intense passion for audio engineering, guitars, and blues music. Wow! This girl is one of a kind!
Our guest for today is just 19 years old, yet her talent is so palpable. Let’s welcome on the show, musician, vocalist, and lyricist, Erin Coburn!
How did Erin get into music?
With all kinds of different music coming from each area of their house, Erin was indeed surrounded by music even at a young age. Her parents and brother are also listening to music 24/7. But what really sparked the interest in Erin was her dad’s guitar which she tried to play and claimed it her own when she was just 2 years old.
As far as blues goes, her third guitar teacher introduced her to that music genre during their first lesson. It was when her teacher started playing around and doing solo that made her intrigued about blues. It is such a raw form of music. And what attracted Erin the most is that with blues, it’s just whatever you feel; it’s a straight expression.
Inside stories about her songs
The first song played on the show today is entitled “Everybody” which streamed from moments when life gets overwhelming, from everyone trying to get attention, and trying to do a million things at once.
The next song is called “It’s Over” was played with a Fender Stratocaster that her grandpa helped her get when she was younger. It was one of her favorite guitars.
And her song, “Misfit” is her newest single. It came from the Rudolph Christmas Special where they sing “why am I such a misfit”. This song is a message to everyone that it is okay not to fit in; it is cool to be unique.
Thoughts about streaming services
For Erin, streaming services is wonderful from the consumer’s point of view. On the other hand, as an artist, the idea is also great. Through streaming services like Spotify, artists can connect with fans at the push of a button. However, the tables have definitely turned. There is not a big enough value on what musicians are doing today. She believes that listeners/consumers need to put a value on the artists on social media.
More about Erin
Connect with Erin and get to know more about her life and music through the links listed below.
2:46 Who in Erin’s family inspired her to get into music?
4:47 Listen to “Everybody” by Erin Coburn
9:19 Inside story about the song, “Everybody”
11:41 When did Erin get interested in audio engineering?
14:58 Listen to “It’s Over” by Erin Coburn
19:17 Erin describing her Strandberg guitar
20:56 Listen to Erin play a couple of riffs on her guitar
23:03 What is the most intriguing part of the audio production for Erin?
26:29 Who are Erin’s musical influences?
30:52 Listen to “Out from Under” by Erin Coburn
39:31 Who gives the cue when Erin’s using the backing track live?
42:00 What is Erin’s take on Spotify and streaming in general?
47:21 Story about Erin’s newest single: “Misfit”
49:26 Listen to “Misfit” by Erin Coburn
55:11 Shoutout to Erin’s fans!
56:44 When is her studio going to be built?
56:56 A glimpse of Erin’s family
59:03 Listen to “Connected” by James Kevin O’Connor
Sometimes you just need to take a step back and write a song
Blues is such a raw form of music. And it's like a straight expression. Like there's no thinking. It's just whatever you feel and I think that's what really attracted me to it.
I love to mix it up and do the unexpected
I wanted to let them know that, it's okay to not fit in or to not feel like you fit in. It's cool. It's cool to be unique.
I love it when somebody really embraces an instrument and continues to take it up to new levels.
Connect with Erin
Website - https://www.erincoburn.com/
Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/5o0doXIq7OsAEOlFwcwwDJ
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ErinCoburnMusic/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/ShenanigansOnTheHill
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erincoburnmusic/
Selected links and mentions
dHarmic Rising Stars Spotify Playlist