On Friday, March 18, at 7 pm, Michigan songwriter May Erlewine returns to southwest Michigan when she brings her Tiny Beautiful Things Album Release Tour to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor. Her performance is part of The Mendel Center’s Living Room Series.
May Erlewine is the real deal. A beloved Michigan songwriter with a Lion’s Heart, Erlewine has an exceptional talent for reflecting on her experiences and crafting them into songs we can all relate to. In addition to her ability to find connections in our shared humanity, Erlewine sees her music as a way to foster community building and healing.
Her newest record, Tiny Beautiful Things, is no exception. Named after the book by Cheryl Strayed, which contains a selection of intimate letters between total strangers, the album is a collection of songs focused on the power of connection and the emotional exchanges surrounding love. Her songs, like Strayed’s book, suggest when we share our lives with others, they become richer, stronger, and more full of purpose. This feels especially valuable given the album was made during one of the most isolating and disconnecting times for many—a global pandemic.
In Erlewine’s own words, “This album is an invitation to connect with the many ways love appears in our lives. If we look around us, it's always there. I feel thankful to get to share these love stories through music and I hope they find a useful place in your heart."
For those hearts looking to appreciate and uncover the “Tiny Beautiful Things” that surround us, Erlewine will be touring around the country, including the performance at The Mendel Center, with her band performing a select series of shows leading up to the official release date on May 13, 2022. http://mayerlewine.com
Click here for private link to unreleased single Easy, featuring Theo Katzman on vocals and guitar. Click here for video
Tickets for May Erlewine are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.TheMendelCenter.com and through The Mendel Center box office at (269) 927-8700, option 1, weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm, and one hour before show times. The box office is located in The Mendel Center Grand Upton Hall lobby at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, parking lot entrance 3 off Yore Avenue. Published ticket prices do not include applicable fees.
About The Mendel Center Living Room Series
The Mendel Center’s Living Room Series is a live performance experience with emerging artists, generally held in the intimate setting of the newly-renovated 234-seat Hanson Theatre or on the Mendel Center Mainstage with the artist and audience seated together on stage. The series is designed for maximum viewing and listening pleasure and provides audiences with the opportunity to connect more closely with the performers and the performances.
Posted February 03, 2022