Sat, Oct 12|
Maple Leaf Bar
Erica Falls 11pm $10
"If red beans and rice could sing they’d sound like Erica Falls " -Cyril Neville
Time & Location
Oct 12, 2019, 11:00 PM
Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
About The Event
Erica Falls was exposed to a variety of musical genres at an early age by her parents in her
hometown New Orleans. The unique sounds, sights and smells withn that home helped shape
Erica and her unique soulful sound.
Erica’s growth in music was stimulated and influenced by singers such as Roberta Flack, Aretha
Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Whitney Houston and of course her
mother whose angelic soprano voice filled their 9th ward home. On stage her live shows are an
unmatched spontaneous force that brings an exciting mix of fashion, sassiness, and vintage
soul that keeps the crowds on their feet the entire show. “The stage is where I feed all of
humanity a big ole pot of musical file gumbo and make sure they keep coming back for
seconds,” says Falls.
Erica has recorded and performed with the likes of Grammy Award Winning Allen Toussaint,
Joe Sample, Dr. John, Sting, No Doubt, Jennifer Hudson and John Fogerty. On her debut CD
“ME, MYSELF AND MUSIC” her singing, arrangements, and songwriting are on full artic
display. The 2-time nominated Best Female Vocalist by Offbeat Magazine was also featured in
Lee Daniels The Butler where she was hand picked by Lee Daniels himself for the lead singing
While touring with the nationally known funk band Galactic, Falls is writing and recording her
sophomore project titled “Vintage Soul”. The highly anticipated album is comprised of tracks that bring her live stage energy and New Orleans-vibe together perfectly in this 10 track
masterpiece. “Vintage Soul is not about bringing the listener back to a time of authentic music,
it's about reminding them that it never went anywhere,” exclaims Erica.
Vintage Soul further exemplifies Erica’s versatile and remarkable skill as a singer and
songwriter adept at extracting the most eloquent sounds within Soul, Funk and R&B creating a
truly extraordinary experience for the listener.
“Music is a universal healer no matter the language barrier and I am privileged to be one of its
Ticket Price $10 - ($10 ticket Plus $2 Handling Fee) $1 of the $2 handling charge is donated to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic. Founded by a coalition of music advocates on May 1, 1998, the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic became the 1st comprehensive medical clinic for musicians, performing artists and cultural workers in the United States. For more info: https://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/