When it comes to entertainment, teenager Erin Reese can do it all. Whether singing, acting, or dancing, Reese never fails to amaze audiences. On top of pursuing her dreams, Reese also juggles a rigorous school schedule and somehow still finds time to do a little bit of everything. Musically, Reese combines a bevy of influences to create a sound that is uniquely her own. As an artist, Reese is not someone that you can simply place in a box.
Recently, we had the chance to chat with Erin about juggling her dreams, youth in the music industry and what she’s been up to lately.
Who would say are your biggest musical influences?
Old school- Johnny Cash, Elvis, Dolly Parton
New School- Kasey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Daigle
When did you know music was the path you wanted to take with your life?
I was doing musical theater and loved that I was incorporating dance, acting and singing. Once I got on stage for the performance and sang I knew this was something I wanted to do.
Once you knew, What was your first step towards making it a reality?
I started with a vocal coach in my hometown. My acting brought me to LA and I then began working with my amazing coach Griffith Frank who I am so thankful for having as a mentor.
What are some of the challenges associated with trying to break into the music industry at such a young age?
Knowing who to trust. So many people say they know this person or that person or can do this or that. It’s hard to know who can actually help you while keeping who you are as a person intact.
On the flipside, what are some of the advantages of youth in the industry?
Time. I am so glad I started at a young age so that I had the opportunity to try different things that would help me grow as an artist.
What have you been working on?
I have done a lot of auditions lately for both acting and music. I am currently in the audition process to join the worship team at church which is exciting. Dance fills the empty spaces and we have been rehearsing a lot for our season show. When not doing those things my mom has somehow squeezed in college tours!