ERICA FALLS was exposed to a variety of musical genres at an early age by her parents in her hometown, New Orleans. The unique variety of music within that home helped shape Erica and her unique soulful sound.
Erica’s growth in music was stimulated and influenced by singers such as Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Whitney Houston, and, of course, her mother, whose angelic soprano voice filled their Ninth Ward home. On stage, her live shows deliver an unmatched spontaneous force fueled by an exciting mix of fashion, sassiness, and vintage soul which keeps the crowds on its feet for the length of the performance. “The stage is where I feed all of humanity a big pot of funky gumbo and make sure they keep coming back for seconds,” says Falls.
Erica has recorded and performed with the likes of Grammy Award-winning artist Allen Toussaint, Joe Sample, Dr. John, Sting, No Doubt, Jennifer Hudson, and John Fogerty. On her debut CD, Me, Myself & Music, her singing, arrangements, and songwriting are on full artistic display.
Erica Falls was nominated for Best R&B Artist, Best R&B Album, and Best Female Vocalist in OffBeat Magazine’s 2017 Best of The Beat Awards and won in the Best Female Vocalist category. Lee Daniels hand-picked Falls to be featured as the lead singer in his movie, The Butler.
While touring coast to coast with the nationally known funk band Galactic, Falls has recorded her sophomore project titled HomeGrown. The nominated album is comprised of tracks that bring her live stage energy and New Orleans vibe together perfectly in this 10 track masterpiece. “Vintage soul is not about bringing the listener back to a time of authentic music, it’s about reminding them that it never went anywhere,” exclaims Erica.
Vintage soul further exemplifies Erica’s versatile and remarkable skill as a singer and songwriter adept at extracting the most eloquent sounds within soul, funk, and R&B to create a truly extraordinary experience for the listener.
“Music is a universal healer no matter the language barrier, and I am privileged to be one of its messengers,” says Erica Falls.