A Long Way From the Tour Bus

erica bryan, beaverdamusa.com, behind the micAs a result of the buzz from my debut single and my music video, I’ve had the opportunity to play more shows! But with the addition of more shows, there are more miles, which means my band and I need a good form of transportation. Seeing as we are not quite at tour bus level, we have to improvise.

I drive a 2007 Altima, and I love it, I just can’t fit 4 people and instruments! It just so happened that my drummer/boyfriend’s car recently gave out, so it was time for him to get a new one. When he was looking for cars, I strongly urged him to find something that could fit all our bodies and stuff!

Now, I imagine that a young man in his 20′s envisions himself driving a really fast convertible or a manly pick-up truck. What he doesn’t envision, is a rational vehicle that fits a keyboard, drumset, 2 guitars, viola, amps, and overnight bags. Like this one (which is the first car we looked at!):

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Billy (my drummer/boyfriend) wasn’t so keen on the look of the Ford Connect (although I thought it was awesome!) But, he thought it was better than what some of his musician friends drive, which is this:

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Or this.

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So we kept looking at more vehicles. At one point, we even went to my house to pick up our instruments and brought them to the car dealership to make sure we could fit it all in the car! I’m not sure if that’s been done before…but we had to make sure.

In the end,  I think we found the best car for our needs, price, and gas mileage, and we couldn’t be happier about rolling up to our next gig in this bad boy!

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I’m not gonna lie…I may have already named the car (Delta Mama) and have already written a song about it. So, if you would like to hear the song about my car, or if you just want to take a look at this magical vehicle, check out my website for info about my tour dates. I’ll see you on the road!

 

About Erica Bryan

Erica’s passion for performing started when her mom brought her to her first theatre audition in Pennsylvania when she was eight years old. She didn’t make the cut. But the next year, she went back to the same audition and got the part. From an early age, Erica learned that with hard work and persistence, anything can happen. After her first show, there was no question that performing is what she would do for a living.
When she was twelve years old, her family moved to Roswell, GA, where she heard Country music for the first time. After listening to Reba and singing lots of Shania Twain karaoke, Erica decided she wanted to be a Country singer. Some years went by and, although Country music was always in the back of her mind, she started focusing more on her theatre opportunities, which led to her decision to study Musical Theatre in college.
While still in college, Erica performed professionally with Opera Birmingham, and spent her summers performing at theme parks and theatres. After graduation, she moved to New York City to continue her professional theatre career. While in New York, Erica got to train with Broadway’s finest actors and was cast in leading roles in Regional Theatres around the country. During one of her shows, Erica had the opportunity to perform with a Country band on the side. Call it coincidence or fate, but Erica was back singing Country music in the middle of a theatre contract, and she fell in love all over again.
After another year in theatre, it became clear to Erica that it was time to move to Nashville, TN and pursue her original childhood dream of being a Country artist. Shortly after arriving to Nashville, she landed a day job working for country hero, Reba McEntire, at Starstruck Entertainment. By night, she began crafting her own songs and writing skills. Within a couple months of songwriting, Erica’s songs started receiving the highest honors from the Nashville Songwriters Association. She recently released her debut single “This House Is Haunted,” and is receiving radio play in multiple countries. For the Country Record describes Erica as, “one of those rare multi-talented people who most only dream about becoming.” Erica is currently touring with her original music and plays keys, ukulele, and guitar to anyone who will listen.

Comments

  1. Really looking forward to hearing Erica Bryan sing again at Smith’s Old Town Bar, Atlanta, GA on October 18, 2014.

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