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Erin Cole-Baker was born in the USA and raised in the beach filled rural Northland of New Zealand.  Her songwriting and live delivery comes from a place of great honesty and beauty, lead by her gorgeous silvery voice and extraordinary sense of melody.

Erin called Oregon home for six years in which she released Talon and Spur in 2009 and Big Sky in 2011, and where she established herself as "One of the more constant and compelling voices on the Central Oregon music scene” (GO! Magazine). 

 After a seven year break to focus on raising her two daughters, Cole-Baker has just released her album “Till the feeling’s right” in May 2018.   With a solid bunch of new songs and a newly acquired Fender Telecaster guitar, Cole-Baker recorded mostly live with her band to 2 inch tape at Anzac Rd Studio in Whangarei.  "Till the feeling's right" was recorded over two exhilarating three day sessions, and this process has inspired her most full and grounded body of work to date.  

Earlier this year Cole-Baker was funded by Outward Sound to attend the International Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City.  She has recently shared the stage with Stretch and Julia Deans and receives regular play on Radio New Zealand.  In August and September Erin is touring through California, Oregon and Washington and is the Breedlove artist for Sisters Folk Festival 2018.

 

She has a fragile voice, some very interesting songs and warmth as an intimate performer....from that long tradition of thoughtful, introspective folk singers and writers which goes right back to Judy Collins and very early Joni Mitchell.”
Graham Reid (Elsewhere)

”I was moved to tears by Erin Cole-Baker’s songwriting and her live delivery, which seemed to come from a place of great honesty and beauty. There’s a deceptive simplicity to these tunes, an elusive quality to capture as a songwriter, but a quality that Erin possesses in spades and wields with grace and dexterity.”
Liz Stringer

”One of the most complete folk-oriented offerings to come out of Central Oregon in recent memory”  
The Source Weekly

“A matured songwriter whose songs are solidly structured and lyrically unique.”
The Source Weekly

 

Cole-Baker released Till the feeling's right in 2018, Big Sky in 2011, Talon and Spur in 2009, The year of hello and goodbye (The Erins) in 2007 and Songs for Roy in 2005