“E.May is one of the most multi-talented artists you will ever come across.” – Joy Ike, Grassrootsy.com
“E.May was truly something fierce and powerful. Her powerful Alanis Morrissette-like vocals filled the room with no leftover space for drunk bar shenanigans.” – Alex Zivkovic, Stanford Arts Review
Full Photo Gallery — Please credit Jim Williams for these photos, c.2016
In 2016, EMay began working with producer Jimmy Hoyson. “Jimmy put together an incredible band for this record. We walked in the studio and it was instant magic, incredible chemistry from the first downbeat.” The players? Marc Ford (Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club, The Black Crowes, The Magpie Salute), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters, The Wallflowers), Michael Jerome (Better Than Ezra, The Toadies) and Taras Prodaniuk (Richard Thompson, Merle Haggard). They recorded a 10-song album in two short days at Jim Henson Studios’ Studio D – the former A&M studio in Hollywood.
When she’s not at her second residence in Los Angeles, EMay lives at Healthberry Farm in the rural mountains of West Virginia, where she apprentices as a beekeeper and vegetable gardener.
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A few more things people are saying:
“E. May revels in the unexpected, living and creating with a sense of both whimsy and dedication that fuels the charming contradictions of her life. [Her songs are] driven by the gentle pluck of acoustic guitar and arresting voice, which is deep and passionate. The message is prayer-like in its rhythmic and lyrical repetition, a message calling us to appreciate the cyclical nature of life itself.” – Elmore Magazine
“In 27 years of reporting on the local music scene for various publications, I’ve rarely seen a performer develop so quickly and with such natural ease. E.May’s songs pull listeners into the story, her performance skills and stage presence demand attention; backstage she’s smart and easy to work with. Keep an eye on E.May: she’s going somewhere” – John Hayes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“E.May is a commanding presence, onstage and off. [She] brings you down to earth and makes your heart sing along with an array of thoughtful lyrics. She might even play with fire, if you’re lucky.” – Alex Bard, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater
“She finished the night – two and a half hours of singing and playing – to a standing ovation and calls for an encore. And yeah, she gave ‘em an encore… Shut up and face forward: Erika May is something special.” – Raymond Brady, Paradise Cafe
“I am blown away by E.May’s voice and steady heart power connection. She has the voice to sing anything.” – Bret Mosley, Songwriter
“E.May seems determined to apply her creativity to every available surface.” – Aaron Jentzen, Pittsburgh City Paper
contact for inquiries
Management: Tracy Woods, Tarsier Artist Network
Booking: Lynn McKean, Tarsier Artists Network
Legal: Jesse Morris, Morris Music Law
PR: Evan, EI-PR Grammophone Media