On July 29th from 11am to 8pm, Soulsational Festival will be celebrating music and wellness for its 7th year at Veterans Park in Bayville, NJ. This free community event will feature "live music, local health and wellness businesses and practitioners, giveaways, a silent auction, and lots of opportunities to give back and unite the Jersey Shore community." One of the event's live music acts is singer and songwriter ERYN SHEWELL. Enjoy this interview with Eryn, below:
What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?
My name is Eryn. I am originally from Maryland, but I am based in NJ now. I am a Retropop singer and songwriter.
What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work?
Eryn has developed a reputation as one of the premier up and coming voices on the scene today. Originally from MD and now living in NJ, Eryn's style is heavily influenced by the musical traditions of the south.
Eryn's respect for the traditions of Jazz, Blues and Country fused with her modern Retropop style and brought together by her incredible vocal ability has been said to give even the most hardened critic chills.
She has recorded and shared the stage with artists such as Gregg Allman, Don McClean, Gin Blossoms, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Little River Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Marsha Ball, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth, Steve Ferrone, Bernard Purdy, and many more.
How did you hear about Soulsational? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to?
I heard about the festival via a friend. I will be playing a mix of my original songs mixed with a couple covers as an acoustic trio. I am looking forward to listening to all the other amazing talent on the bill that day.
How can people connect with you online? Do you have a website? Are you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc.?
My website is www.Eryn.band. You can find me under the name ERYN or ERYN SHEWELL on all social media.