Music Inside Out: Erica Falls

Feb 13, 2019

She may have started 20 feet from stardom, but she’s gained a lot of ground in the meantime. Growing up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, Erica Falls absorbed the sounds of everyone from Billy Eckstine and Ella Fitzgerald, to the Sugar Hill Gang and the Ohio Players, to Roberta Flack and Steel Pulse.

Since her debut performance on Bourbon St. singing covers for the band, New Directions, Falls honed her craft as a studio session singer for Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown and John Fogerty; on tour with Sting; and, more recently, as a featured artist with Galactic, who will be featured next week on Music Inside Out.

Since Falls has found her way to the front of the stage, her original material has finally had a chance to take the spotlight, and in 2017, she released her first full-length solo album, HomeGrown.