Caren is a native New Orleanian who began singing in church at the age of four. Caren had a desire to love, reach, and change the world. While discovering and asking questions about her purpose, she knew for sure it was attached to her gift of singing, and writing. She was Influenced by artist growing up like, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, The Clark Sisters, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Teena Marie, Lauryn Hill, and The Winan's to name a few. From her background and foundation as a singer in the church she has transformed into a Inspirational, Soulful, Classical, Hip Hop, and Jazz inspired singer who stands firm on her beliefs.
Soul singer and songwriter Erica Falls credits her unique vintage sound to her childhood growing up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, where her parents introduced her to Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, and Whitney Houston. Whether on stage or in the studio, she channels a sassy, soulful tone that recalls an earlier era. But Erica cautions her fans: “Vintage soul is not about bringing the listener back to a time of authentic music, it’s about reminding them that it never went anywhere,” she says.
Erica’s latest project re-released album 2018, HomeGrown, that she co-produced showcased her vocals, arranging, songwriting talent, and introduced her to a wider audience in the world of neo-soul. Through out her career, Erica has recorded and performed with icons including Grammy®-winner Allen Toussaint, Sting, No Doubt, Joe Sample, Dr. John, Jennifer Hudson, and John Fogerty, among others. In 2013, she was hand-picked by Lee Daniels to star in the lead singing role of the award-winning film Lee Daniels The Butler.
Her show-stopping performances did not go unnoticed; Offbeat Magazine nominated Erica twice for Best Female Vocalist in which she won in 2017 where she was also nominated for Best R&B Artist and Best R&B Album.
Currently, Erica is touring nationally with renowned New Orleans funk band Galactic, and will be releasing a new single early next year 2019. The highly-anticipated original track will definitely showcase her prowess as a singer, songwriter, and live performer.