A mix of Americana and folk

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Folk band Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles perform at Tingewick village hall tomorrow (Saturday) with tracks from their latest album, Soon Enough.

Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, singer songwriter Erin got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part time musicians, playing their own brand of Americana roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee, writes Heather Jan Brunt.

Starting as early as five years old, Erin would join them for a song or two.

Two decades later she’s still spending her time onstage - this time as the main act.

As the leader of Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles she walks the line between old school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new.

It’s music that has taken her halfway across the world playing shows from Nashville, her adopted hometown, to Switzerland.

She has graced stages alongside Cale Tyson, Andrew Combs and Margo Price and is very much a part of the vibrant country scene in Nashville.

Soon Enough was recorded during an inspired two days in west Nashville.

There was no studio wizardry, no click track, no digital enhancement.

The album serves as a no frills testament to Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles’ sound.

A beautifully realised mix of Nashville cool and Laurel Canyon sensibilities, Soon Enough marks the arrival of one of Music City’s brightest young stars.

The show, with support, starts at the Tingewick village hall near Buckingham from 7.30pm tomorrow (Saturday).

Tickets cost £12 on the night.