There is nuance in the everyday; in its layers of love, joy, and hurt, and in its emotional currents ever present. Erin reaches into the everyday and blurs the edges, creating works that are at once deeply personal and achingly relatable. These are songs that take it all in, that read between the lines, that hear the subtext, that feel it, that say it out loud.
Her voice rings true with nuance and power, with rare clarity and precision. It is a tool of exacting expression, expertly honed. It reaches in to resonate; calling the listener inside, sounding the overtones of our shared experience.
Erin finds a natural fit for her winsome voice and creative calling in a blend jazz and folk, working with renowned Winnipeg jazz musician and engineer/producer Larry Roy. The Winnipeg-based collaborators share an intersecting love of the expressive vocabulary of jazz, and the melodic, honest, timelessness of folk. Erin’s debut album, Courage, My Love features songs penned by Erin, and harmonized, produced, and engineered by Larry. The result is a folk/jazz album of originals and standards with wide appeal, lauded by jazz and folk audiences alike.
Courage, My Love (2012) was met with praise and acclaim, winning Best Jazz Album of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (2013), and a Juno nomination in the category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (2014). Erin can do it all, from charming intimate jazz club sets, to moving concert hall performances, and key arts organizations have also taken note; Erin has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, and opened for Gretchen Parlato at the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.
Praise for Erin and Courage, My Love:
"Winnipeg singer-songwriter Erin Propp has a voice that is as clear as mountain
fresh spring water. If you could bottle the purity of Erin's voice singers around the
world would line up to drink it. Give your ears a treat and listen to Erin Propp
- Tim Tamashiro, Host of Tonic, CBC Radio 2
“…great sincere and soulful voice…”
- Holger Peterson, Stony Plains Records
“I'm so moved by this beautiful music! Their originals are haunting and
gorgeously crafted, Erin’s vocals are pristine and effortless, and I really love the
production/craftsmanship of the recordings.”
- Becca Stevens, Artist
“Erin Propp proves she is a hugely talented singer and songwriter whenever she
takes the stage, and on her debut CD with guitarist Larry Roy, Courage, My Love.”
- Chris Smith, Winnipeg Free Press
“[Erin’s voice is] equal parts sweet and sincere…another unique and welcome
voice for the 21st century!”
- Jaymz Bee, JazzFM Toronto