Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Eryn!
Eryn has developed a reputation as one of the premier up and coming voices on the scene today. Originally from MD and now living in NJ, Eryn’s style is heavily influenced by the musical traditions of the south. Her respect for the traditions of Jazz, Blues and Country fused with her modern pop style and brought together by Eryn’s incredible vocal ability has been said to give even the most hardened critic chills.
In venues such as the Mayo Performing Arts Center, The NJ State Theater, Newton Theater, The legendary Stone Pony, Bluebird Café, Count Basie Theater, as well as other popular clubs throughout New Jersey, New York City, Florida, New Orleans and Nashville, many crowds and hearts have been won over by the power and sweet sound of the young talented singer and songsmith, Eryn Shewell.
A recent press article described Eryn as having “the power to woo audiences into an amused silence”, with a “seductive range changing voice,,,” “…bending and moving to the music, especially in tunes where her voice trails off in jam band moments of pleasant belting-meets-screaming… when songs later her voice is soft as butter and seems to roll off and melt into the air around you.”
Eryn has found inspiration in her musical family and chose music as her career at an early age. She has been singing publically since she was ten, wrote her first song at fourteen and hasn’t stopped writing since. She taught herself guitar to help facilitate her songwriting and performing and trained as a sound engineer so she could better understand some of the science behind the perfect sound.
“Music has always been my passion, my therapeutic outlet. I’m not just chasing fame; this is my career. I will always work in the music industry in some capacity,” she says in her soft speaking voice that belies the powerful tonality that is her trademark.
Eryn began singing professionally at age thirteen when she started a ten year run singing with country band Sundance. By sixteen she was also singing backup with Jody Joseph and the Average Joes. In 2005 she spent several months in New Orleans winning over audiences while singing with national touring band The Soul Project and Walter “Wolman” Washington.