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When I first saw the Great Blue Heron in Central Park-- I couldn't believe it.  How did this beautiful creature find itself in the middle of bustling Manhattan? He was so majestic, so calm...still. I found myself searching for him with each winter morning and afternoon that passed.  

But, I kept asking myself why— why was I seeing this Great Blue Heron, and what was he trying to tell me? 

GREAT BLUE

As a songwriter, you never know when inspiration will strike. And with the Great Blue Heron,  I can’t begin to describe the elation I felt upon hearing a song in my head, a song about "my" great blue heron.... 

For those of you that know my music, either from the last two records, or from seeing me live, you know very well that I see the bright side of life.  I love to laugh, and through my music and performances I strive to induce your laughter. 

Great Blue is not so much about humor, but for me, it did become about survival: surviving the tedium of a dayjob, surviving the daily grind of New York City, surviving the now ---navigating who I hope to be as an artist and human being. 

Life, in any place, is not easy.  With this record, I hope you’ll find inspiration, peace, and a reminder  that you are okay on your own—through the good days, and the not-so-good ones. 

Top L to R: John Bollinger on Drums, Gabe Shuford on piano and Wurlitzer, Bottom L to R: Adam Enright singing backup vocals, Don Godwin: recording, mixing and rocking
Top L to R: John Bollinger on Drums, Gabe Shuford on piano and Wurlitzer, Bottom L to R: Adam Enright singing backup vocals, Don Godwin: recording, mixing and rocking

We recorded this album over two three-day weekends, laying the basic tracks to 9 songs at Figure 8 Studios in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, then we added one more track and finished the album with our engineer, Don Godwin, at Tonal Park Studios in Tacoma Park, Maryland. (Don worked with us on "Sober"-- the video version, and our last album, Petits Bisous.)

The incredible musicians on the album include: Gabe Shuford, Aya Kato, Lars Jacobsen, Adam Enright, Amber Gray, John Bollinger, and Don Godwin.  I am so lucky to share the stage with these sassy cats every time we perform, and putting our voices together on this album was absolutely dreamy. 

Top L to R: Aya Kato on piano, Gabe, Lars Jacobsen (sax and clarinet) & Erin, Bottom L to R: Adam & Erin,  Amber Gray on Backup Vocals
Top L to R: Aya Kato on piano, Gabe, Lars Jacobsen (sax and clarinet) & Erin, Bottom L to R: Adam & Erin, Amber Gray on Backup Vocals

In addition to writing music, I’ve spent more time these past few years taking pictures. Not just iPhone shots, but thanks to a real camera (SonyA6000) and a zoom lens, I’ve been able to capture my Great Blue Heron in Central Park in ways that I‘m extremely honored to share. I decided to make a Photobook of these shots as a supplement to the album, Great Blue, and to you— the listener and observer. This Photobook will only be available through this Kickstarter campaign. 

In closing, Great Blue is an exciting step for me.  A step that is more personal, more introspective. I’ve decided to release this album under my name, Erin Hall, not Erin and Her Cello.  My cello will always be present in my music, but this album is different. This album represents where I am headed,  hopefully with all of these incredible musicians beside me. 

BUT, it cannot exist without YOU. I am so grateful to ALL OF YOU. THANK YOU ! ! !


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Breakdown of physical cost:

  • Physical Vinyl Production: $2,900
  • Graphic Design: $2000 
  • PR: $3,500 
  • Music Video: $3,000 
  • Kickstarter Fees: $600

Homepage Photo & Video by John Keon Photo. THANK YOU, JOHN!!! 

Snowfall Surrounding the Great Blue Heron, Central Park, 2018. Erin Hall
Snowfall Surrounding the Great Blue Heron, Central Park, 2018. Erin Hall
Great Blue Heron--One Leg, One Wing, Central Park, 2018. Erin Hall
Great Blue Heron--One Leg, One Wing, Central Park, 2018. Erin Hall

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    DINNER @ YOUR PLACE (NYC ONLY)

    DINNER for UP TO FOUR (+Erin & Gabe) at YOUR HOME.
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