Erica Blinn constructs American rock songs one earnest melody at a time. She forces Midwestern air through beat-up harmonicas, and hammers out honest words that stretch and twist through her tunes. She bends the rules of the blues and knocks down the walls of pop music to create blue-collar music that everyone can stand up for and be proud of. “A Midwestern beauty with a wistful voice and a country-rock sound somewhere between Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow…” (Don Thrasher, Active Dayton.)
Erica has shared stages with The Family Stone, Royal Southern Brotherhood, and Devon Allman, among others. She and her band, The Handsome Machine, are touring to support their new album, Lovers In The Dust, her second time project with producer/engineer Mike Landolt (Maroon 5, Blues Traveler, OAR). “I like to think of this album as having a little something for everybody,” Erica says. “It definitely has the rockers but it also has some more intimate songs as well as a couple of just plain fun ones that reach towards a more pop sound.
Her song, “Lovers in the Dust,” is a featured soundtrack in the film, “Black Widows,” released in 2016,