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by Erica Ballinger

San Francisco native Erica Ballinger creates a blend of rock, soul, and jazz inspired music.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Flying
4:21 $0.99
2. Green
3:55 $0.99
3. Never Again
4:45 $0.99
4. Black is the Color
5:48 $0.99
5. Unnecessary
4:48 $0.99
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Known for her bold precise alto, smooth jazz-rock guitar playing, and intelligent songwriting, Ballinger is both subtle and engaging. From heavy metal ballads to African-American spirituals, Ballinger's varied influences have led her to evolve a style uniquely her own, earning her several awards from the Northern California Songwriters Association and many fans.

Ballinger's self-produced 5-song EP, 'Life,' has been positively received:

"Deep and soulful crooning...her voice is commanding, her observations incisive.."

"San Francisco's Ballinger has got jazz timing and an earth mother's warmth to her sweet alto voice, like a chain-smoking Sarah McLauchlin at the Village Vanguard at 4AM"
WILLAMETTE WEEK - Portland, Oregon

"The lyrics paint broad strokes of primary colors against darkness, telling a story of commitment, betrayal, finding one's self and enforcing one's limits."

"Singer/songwriter Erica Ballinger pushes the acoustic-folk parameters of the genre with arrangements that incorporate keyboards, congas, cello, and trumpet, giving her songs soulful jazz and Latin tinges..."

"Life is a debut that understands the power of simplicity. Ballinger's bold, precise alto is just the voice to sell the salvation offered here."
THE ZONE - Danny Alexander



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Maya Hart

Not only is Erica a talented musician with a universal message, she fuses her raw earthy style with a variety of other genres. Latin and soul to name a few. Her CD has songs you could wake up and songs that you could go to bed to, yet her style is focused and assessable.


Erica Ballinger displays not only an artistic nature but also one of a person who has lived life and has a story to tell. The profound nature of "Black Is the Color" reflects a woman's journey into wilderness to find herself. The soulful and acoustic nature of "Green" reflects the the process of living and desiring those things which may forever elude us. Her masterful guitar playing and song styling reflect a woman of today who is bound to affect our futures. This artist is clearly headed for greatness. Having written and co-written all of the songs she demonstrates an ability to construct and deliver a message that inspires and touches us all.