Good Summer Rain, the new album from award-winning songwriter Erica Wheeler, is an unforgettable journey through the American landscape. The CD's eleven songs evoke the relationships between people and place today, spanning from the intimate streets of Greenwich Village to the sweeping vistas of Jackson Hole.
Produced in Boston by Crit Harmon (Martin Sexton, Mary Gauthier, Lori McKenna), Good Summer Rain fuses the rootsy Americana sounds of dobro, mandolin, guitar, and drums with the elegance of piano and upright bass.
It's Erica's intention that the songs on Good Summer Rain will awaken her listeners to their own sense of place and restore a connection deeply needed in our world today. Beautiful, thoughtful, and satisfying, Good Summer Rain will make you smile, laugh, and cry, but most of all, it will make you think.
The Trust for Public Land is proud to help support the production of Good Summer Rain and Erica's work to connect people and place. To learn more about Erica Wheeler, her music, and her writing workshop, The Soulful Landscape, visit www.ericawheeler.com.
When you purchase Good Summer Rain from TPL's webstore, $5 of each sale will go to support TPL's land-for-people conservation mission.
- Apache Motel
- Endless Pines
- Elk Song
- As the Crow Flies
- Good Summer Rain
- Brand New Starts
- The First Sunset
- Lucky in Love
- Sweet Content
- Muddy Water
MORE ABOUT ERICA
Erica Wheeler is an award-winning songwriter
with five critically acclaimed albums. She has been featured on NPR's
All Things Considered and WXPN's World Cafe. Her CD "The Harvest"
remained on Billboard's Gavin Americana Chart for five months with a
solid month in the top ten. She is a favorite at clubs, coffeehouses,
and colleges across the country and has shared the stage with Shawn
Colvin, Indigo Girls, Greg Brown, and others.
Erica writes songs
that are full of sharply detailed portraits of the American landscape.
"All Music Guide" stated that her songs combine "the literary
sensibility of New England with the spiritual vision of the American
west." Her music ranges in style from contemporary folk to country and
bluegrass. Her voice is rich and warm, often conversational in style;
her performances are engaging, inspiring, and filled with hilarious
stage patter and story.
The fall 2007 issue of Yankee Magazine
gave Erica's music the honored distinction of being named the second
best thing about Fall. Berkshire Eagle noted "Not everyone can turn
their impressions into three minute works of art that resonate with
compelling truths. Erica Wheeler is one of the rare few who can."