San Francisco based solo artist Erica Ballinger resumes performance following the birth of her daughter and a subsequent one-year break from music. Four time winner of Northern California Songwriters Association awards for best song and best performer Ballinger has long touched Bay Area audiences with her earthy blend of rock, soul and jazz inspired music. Her discography includes two self-produced albums “Life,” and “Live at the Cat Hair House,” as well as a featured track on “Rose Street Raw,” a compilation of prominent singer/songwriters. Erica has shared the stage with Gwen Avery, Pamela Means, Shelley Doty, and has performed at the Hopland Women’s Festival, Mt. Tabor Theater in Portland, NYC’s The Bitter End, as well as venues across Northern California. “It has been a challenging and transforming year,” Ballinger stated after a recent Bay Area showcase. “My daughter has certainly inspired growth both musically and personally and it feels great to be back on stage.” Erica was featured at “Women’s Voices Rise Up,” a benefit concert for RAWA (the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan) held at the Women’s Building in San Francisco. Her music has also aired in “The Ultimate Song,” a recently released documentary about music and social change.
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