Friday, February 18, 2011

Artist: Erin Benjamin, Album: Monster In My Heart, Song: Hang On To Me

"Hang on to me, don't take me tenderly.  Hang on to me, I drown easily."  Erin Benjamin is a singer songwriter from Sudbury, Ontario.  She released her self titled debut in 1996 and her follow up entitled, Monster In My Heart, in 1998 with indie label, Baby Hugh Productions.  This track, Hang On To Me, starts off simply with just vocals, organ and percussion but it builds up to a full band about half way through the song.  It's wonderfully arranged.  This particular album featured Katherine Wheatley (see blog 12/24/10), Stephen Fearing and Jason Fowler.  Erin has since worked as the Executive Director for the Ontario Council Of Folk Festivals.  There doesn't seem to be a lot of recent news on her career as a performer and her discography is very hard to find.  At the time of this blog, there was one copy of, Monster In My Heart, available on Ebay for $15.  You can hear the song, Hang On To Me, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!