Erin Cole-Baker was born in the USA and raised in the beach filled rural Northland of New Zealand. Erin has been drawn to music for as long as she can remember, lured into the world of sound by warm tones, resonance of strings, harmonies and the call of the place that only music can take us. Her songs pull the listener in to want more, compelled by her gorgeous silvery voice, depth of raw emotion 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. After a seven year break, 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 with a band of friends mostly live to 2 inch tape at Anzac Rd Studio in Whangarei. The album was recorded over 2 three day sessions and process has inspired her most full and grounded body of work to date.
Early this year Erin was funded by Outward Sound New Zealand to attend the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City. Radio New Zealand has recently featured Erin live on air as a First Song.
Cole-Baker is planning a tour of California, Oregon and Washington in August/Sept this year as well as shows around New Zealand.
"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."
"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
“One of the more constant and compelling voices on the Central Oregon music scene”
Cole-Baker released Big Sky in 2011, Talon and Spur 2009, The year of hello and goodbye (The Erins) 2007