Crazy Talk - EP

Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles

Crazy Talk - EP

Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two.

Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage — this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland.

Erin and company recorded their full-length debut, Soon Enough, during an inspired two days in west Nashville. The group played live, tracking their parts together to capture the spirit of their concerts. There was no studio wizardry, no click track, no digital enhancement. Instead, the album — which Erin co-produced with Michael Rinne, Rodney Crowell's touring bassist — serves as a gorgeous, no-frills Polaroid of Erin Rae and Meanwhiles' sound, a sound they've been sharpening ever since the release of the Crazy Talk EP in 2010

During the five years that separate CrazyTalk from Soon Enough, a lot of life was lived. Erin's songs tackle all of it: the changes, challenges and celebrations that come with a life dedicated to art. There are songs that deal with mental illness. Songs that deal with the importance of staying present. Songs inspired by childhood, adulthood and all the lovers and co-conspirators you meet in between.

The present wouldn't be possible without the past. Released in September 2015, Soon Enough bridges the gap between the two, taking its inspiration from both places. This is new music for old souls.

-Andrew Leahey

Title Mix/Edit Artist Genre Tools
Carol Jane main mix Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Alternative, Country, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles
Genres:
Alternative, Country, and Folk
Instruments:
Electric Guitar and Percussion
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Bright, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Make-Up, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Folk Country, Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and Soft Rock
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Crazy Talk - EP, #1
Composers:
Graham Bechler (ASCAP) - 50%
Erin Rae McKaskle (SESAC) - 50%
Release Year:
Track ID:
69772
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Hard Time Believing main mix Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Alternative, Country, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles
Genres:
Alternative, Country, and Folk
Instruments:
Percussion and Piano
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Bright, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Morning After, and Sunny Day
Subgenres:
Folk Country, Folk-Rock, and Singer-Songwriter
Tempo:
Medium Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Crazy Talk - EP, #2
Composers:
Graham Bechler (ASCAP) - 50%
Erin Rae McKaskle (SESAC) - 50%
Release Year:
Clearance:
Track ID:
69770
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Crazy Talk main mix Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Alternative, Country, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles
Genres:
Alternative, Country, and Folk
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar, Strings, and Violin
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Folk Country, Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and Soft Rock
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Crazy Talk - EP, #3
Composers:
Graham Bechler (ASCAP) - 50%
Erin Rae McKaskle (SESAC) - 50%
Release Year:
2015
Clearance:
Track ID:
69771
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
I Hope You Get What You Need main mix Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Alternative, Country, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles
Genres:
Alternative, Country, and Folk
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Folk Country, Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and Soft Rock
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Crazy Talk - EP, #4
Composers:
Graham Bechler (ASCAP) - 50%
Erin Rae McKaskle (SESAC) - 50%
Release Year:
Clearance:
Track ID:
69769
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Took Me By Surprise main mix Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Alternative, Country, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles
Genres:
Alternative, Country, and Folk
Instruments:
Electric Guitar, Flute, Percussion, Piano, Wind Instruments, and Winds
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Up, Morning After, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Folk Country, Folk-Rock, and Singer-Songwriter
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Crazy Talk - EP, #5
Release Year:
Track ID:
69768
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Sayin' What They Mean (Demo) main mix Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Alternative, Country, Folk
Client:
Artist:
Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles
Genres:
Alternative, Country, and Folk
Instruments:
Acoustic Guitar and Percussion
Keywords:
Acoustic/Unplugged, Atmospheric, Moody, Romantic, and Sentimental
Scene Descriptions:
Ballroom Dance, Best Friends, End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, and Rainy Day
Subgenres:
Folk Country, Folk-Rock, Singer-Songwriter, and Soft Rock
Tempo:
Slow
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Crazy Talk - EP, #6
Release Year:
2015
Clearance:
Track ID:
72367
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
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