A few things to know about Erin Jorgensen Jan 24, 2012

by Jessica

This weekend's world premiere comes courtesy of Erin Jorgensen and Steve Fisk. Here are a few things about Erin to help you get acquainted with her before the show this weekend!

Erin is probably best known around Seattle for her band, The French Project. The group has performed their covers of everything from Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf to Dire Straits and Pat Benatar at places like Northwest Film Forum, ReBar and the Rendezvous. In addition to Erin, the lineup also features talents like Charles Smith, Sara Edwards, Basil Harris, Kirk Anderson, and a slew of special guests.

In addition to performing in Seattle, Erin has packed up her marimba and gone on tour with Built to Spill. She opened for the band  a few years ago as they toured across the US. She is also in a side project with Built to Spill’s Brett Netson called Reversion.

Erin is collaborating with Steve Fisk on Redemption. Steve is a legend in the music world for both his producing and composing credits. His list of past collaborators reads like a who’s who of the industry, including bands like Nirvana, Mudhoney, Steven Jesse Bernstein, Low, and more.

Did we mention that Erin plays the marimba? She explains the instrument and how she started playing it in this interview with Teen Tix:

This weekend’s performance was created like a concept album, but its not Erin’s first recording. Her first album, Cet air-la, is available online! Follow that link to hear some of her past work.

You may also know Erin from OtB’s box office where she works as an associate and designer. Ever gotten an enews from OtB or looked at the NW New Works flyer? Those have been designed by her!