BABE ALERT! Today we have Erin Maya - the founder, songwriter and lead vocalist of ERIN MAYA AND THE RECKONING, and the back-up singer of NYC’s female melodic-punk band BABE PATROL - on the show. Kristin + Erin went to grammar school together, were both in Girl Scouts, and the two have reconnected for this episode to talk about Erin’s mission as an artist: to give witness to the unseen/unheard; to be part of art that is inclusive because visibility is the beating heart of art.
Erin Maya starts off by telling A + K what she’s been up to since grammar school (haa haa!) and what was involved in her track to being the musician and artist she is today.
Erin also shares her perspective on her past ‘broken’ relationship, how she feels they were both not ready for each other, and how going into massage therapy was the best thing she ever did because it forced her to have new experiences.
Erin opens up to Amanda + Kristin about the hardest part of leaving her ex, being rejected by the rebound guy, and singing words she had written in her journal.
SHOW NOTES //
• Erin on SPOTIFY
• Erin Maya & The Reckoning
• Babe Patrol
• Boston Conservatory
• Under the Tuscan Sun scene
• A’s December Daily in 2018
• North Arlington, NJ
• Eliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial
• Hedwig and the Angry Inch
• Pauline Boss + ambiguous loss
• Say Yes to the Dress ending theme song
• Adam Ruins Everything
• Seasonal Affective Disorder
AFTER-CHATTER SHOW //
Head to our Patreon page to sign up for just $5 a month and hang out backstage with Amanda, Kristin, and Erin to hear the conversation continue. xoxo