ERIN THOMAS WITH SPECIAL GUEST, KRYSTA NICK
Thursday, March 14th
8:00pm / doors at 6:30pm
Advance general admission: $10
At the door: $14
Table of 4 reserved seats: $50
Nashville-based singer-songwriter ERIN THOMAS evokes the styles of Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones but remains a unique – and gorgeous – voice. Her new album “You Don’t Know Me” is a collection of songs that tell universal stories of life’s challenges, accomplishments, pleasures, and yearnings. It features appearances by some of the best instrumentalists in the world as well as the song “That Kind of Love”, a duet with Vince Gill.
“You Don’t Know Me” debuted in the Top 10 on US folk radio in August, charting at #8 on the Folk DJ album chart, with the title track coming in at #4 on the song chart. It has also received airplay in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Austria, and Australia, and Thomas is touring successfully throughout the US.
Although a relative newcomer to the stage as a singer-songwriter, Erin has enjoyed a decade-long career as a French horn player, performing with the Nashville and Chattanooga Symphonies, and playing numerous recording sessions with the renowned Nashville String Machine, for such artists as Keith Urban, Garth Brooks, and Carrie Underwood. Her singing career took center stage a year ago when she was forced to stop working as a horn player due to an injury. The result was a creative outpouring that has launched her on an exciting new journey.
With over 200 performances notched into her fifteen-year-old belt, Krysta Nick has already worked her magic on the Braves fans at Turner Field with an a cappella rendition of The National Anthem that left them standing.
A gifted musician by nature, Krysta began her public “career” at the age of seven with an impromptu performance at a local karaoke establishment. From there, her talents landed her in recording studios, and eventually to the more serious honing of her vocal chops under the tutelage of vocal coach, Lisa Rosemond of Jan Smith Studios (Atlanta, GA).
“Our goal from the very beginning was to allow Krysta to be herself in a business that attempts to make young artists become something they’re not. We teach her the skills to stay healthy throughout her career, and the rest is up to her,” says Rosemond. In addition to her ongoing vocal work for over seven years, Krysta continues to hone her skills by also taking keyboard and guitar. Though she enjoys the camaraderie of working with other musicians, Krysta is completely at home on a stage with just her guitar.
In addition to developing and performing her own singer/songwriter material and some of her favorite covers, Krysta is also a regular vocalist and acoustic guitar player for the worship teams with North Point Community Church, Buckhead Church, Southside PTC and Heritage Christian Church, Through it all she continues to raise her own bar of excellence.
“If it’s good, and if it’s music, then I’ll sing it!” she says candidly.
Above all, Krysta is still a teenager, and through her bedroom door, you may hear pop, country, classic rock and maybe even rap! She loves it all and continues to define her own sound. With her catchy melodies and soulful tone, Krysta brings her own identity to any genre that she sings. “Why would I want to sound like everyone else? I have my own style,” she states with confidence.
So, what happens next? If it’s up to Krysta, we’ll certainly see her on a stage somewhere doing what she came into this world to do.