Louisville’s eccentric sci-fi harpist Erin Hill showed what can be done with a good kickstarter campaign. Earning over $34K from 303 backers, she financed a video for “Lookout, Science,” the followup to “Giant Mushroom” from her upcoming album currently titled “Girl Inventor.” Erin describes the ten songs to be like mini-episodes of the Twilight Zone. The new video premiered exclusively on USA Today, but is now available below.
We last caught (and first met) Erin at Forecastle in 2009 where we had this to say about her…
Although a New Yorker these days, Erin Hill is originally a Louisville girl and was glad to be back in town with her gang of diverse artists, from JP “Thunderbolt” Patterson originally of seminal NY punk band The Dictators to the gorgeous Meena Cho who Erin met while on tour with Kanye West, and several other incredibly talented artists with side-projects galore. While hip hop wouldn’t immediately come to mind with a harpist (or cello in Meena’s case), Erin is hardly ordinary, making a career out rethinking the harp, including an entire series of harp-based rock shows. Ironically, some hippies decided to be less than discreet with their drug usage and the arrest was mentioned on WHAS’ nightly news. I mention this for the fact that if you liked the song you heard scoring the newscast (which I wasn’t aware they do) it was Erin…and yes, it was the song “Giant Mushroom”!
and Giant Mushroom: