the Ericksons

The Ericksons are sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kapernick, who grew up speaking each others’ thoughts, knowing each others’ hearts. But their name and sound had grown out of the pain of loss – losing their father as teenagers, losing Bethany’s first husband, Lee Erickson, to cancer in 2006. Their music has been the telling of that life journey, out of darkness to find light unimagined. Their new album, Bring Me Home, is the best and brightest yet, an evocation of the love of family. These songs express what the two sisters embody: joy, survival, heart and ethereal beauty.

Valentini and Kapernick enlisted long time collaborator, Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould) to record Bring Me Home in the familiar Wisconsin woods of Justin Vernon’s studio, April Base. The sisters were also joined by co-producer/musician Sean Carey (S.Carey, Bon Iver), musicians Ben Lester (S.Carey, Field Report), Shane Leonard (Field Report), and Michael Lewis (Bon Iver, Alpha Consumer). With this group of highly skilled and sensitive people assembled, the Ericksons were free to make Bring Me Home sound exactly as it should.

Ranging from the first single, electro-pop anthem “My Love” to the dark interiors of the Carey-Kapernick duet “Borderline,” no emotional stone is left unturned on Bring Me Home. From the naked proclamation of the title track, “I am sorry for all that I’ve done, I am humbled by the sun” to the poetic prowess of “Go On,” Bring Me Home is clear proof of the vulnerability, courage and artistry of these two women, and the journey we all share as we seek brighter, better days.

Past Shows


Dec
5
th
2015
Mainroom
Dec
5
th
2015
Mainroom

Mason Jennings

with the Ericksons
Apr
19
th
2014
Mainroom
Mar
20
th
2014
Turf Club
Mar
20
th
2014
Turf Club

Run Boy Run

with the Ericksons
Jun
29
th
2013
7th St Entry
Jun
29
th
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
19
th
2013
The Cedar Cultural Center
Mar
19
th
2013
The Cedar Cultural Center

BOY

with the Ericksons
Feb
13
th
2013
7th St Entry
Feb
13
th
2013
7th St Entry

Whitehorse

WHITEHORSE
with the Ericksons
Sep
7
th
2011
7th St Entry
Sep
7
th
2011
7th St Entry

Kalispell and Will Hutchinson

with the Ericksons and Adelyn Rose
Jul
21
st
2011
7th St Entry
Jul
21
st
2011
7th St Entry

JUSTIN JONES and the Ericksons

with JOSHUA KLOYDA
Jun
30
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jun
30
th
2011
7th St Entry

Dusty Porch Sisters

with the Ericksons and The Parlour Suite

More Shows

Nov
6
th
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Daya

with AVIV
Mar
4
th
Palace Theatre

Cory Wong ft. Victor Wooten

with Trousdale
Oct
3
rd
Turf Club

W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

with PAINT
Sep
16
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Juicy Scoop Live with Heather McDonald