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The World According To Juanita with Eric Erdman & Sarah Aili
October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT$20.00
Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599
The world according to Juanita…
A sit down interview with Juanita Smith by David Calametti. A look into the world of this beloved figure with her thoughts on health and fitness , the music and arts scene, her brilliant but simple tips for living a happy and successful life and what it is like being the mom of Eric Erdman.
If it’s true that an artist’s job is to captivate us for however long they have asked for our attention
no one has looked away from Eric Erdman since he first took the stage to front a band. Maybe
that is because there is nothing between Eric and his audience, between Eric and the world. He
lets it all in and what comes back is a poet’s soul in a troubadour’s voice.
Face to face with the crowds, singing of the challenges facing the youth, the country, and the
heartbroken have fueled four albums, constant gigging that included three international USO
tours, and only seared in Eric’s need to write about what he sees, what he feels. He’s penned a
theme song for a nationally televised show, produced every genre from big band to country
because you can’t pigeonhole a true artist. You can’t slow them down. He hears what a song
should sound like before it’s really a song. Actor Bruce Greenwood speaks of Eric’s inspiration
that makes the musicians on his projects “as emotionally involved” as he is, his guitar work,
“stunning and specific” pulling the listener “inside the song”.
His new record gives us something to think about and something to feel. While that’s not
unusual from an Eric Erdman project it does seem to have brought together everything he does
and knows well, offering us even deeper insight into ourselves and others and Eric.
It’s not like we don’t know him.
Originally from Northern California and an NYC & Brooklyn transplant, Sarah now lives In Nashville, TN where she finds herself amongst fellow artists, songwriters, writers and actors alike.
Sarah has spent a majority of her professional career in recording studios recording her own music or singing demos for others as well as on stage in various theatrical plays and musicals over the years. A true triple threat, Sarah has a handful of projects going at any given time. Currently Sarah is working on an original musical with co-writer Eric Erdman, a one woman show & album with hit songwriter and artist Radney Foster as well as a Folk-Americana Music Project with co-writer Wilson Harwood.
Aili has recorded two EP’s, one full length album and is currently in the midst of recording a handful of new songs in Nashville set to be released in early 2019.