Erica Wheeler is finding place as a musician and teacher. A touring artist for over two decades, her music has charted in the top-ten on Billboard’s Gavin Americana Chart and has been featured on syndicated radio programs such as “All Things Considered” and “Voice of America.”
We talk about her how she expanded her performing career to include teaching, speaking and advocating for the land, its history, and our connection to it.
Below is a summary of our interview:
There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot – Aldo Leopold
If you don’t know where you are, you don’t know who you are – Wendell Berry
Erica recounts her journey as a musician and how that dovetailed into her teaching career.
We chat about Erica coming out with an album at the end of century and the aftermath of 9/11.
Ernest describes the challenge of her life as a musician/entrepreneur and her teaching that helps people find a sense of place.
What’s Exciting Erica Now
Erica has sense of place concerts that combine music, story, and reflections.
Book Erica Recommends: Refuge by Terry Tempest Williams
Helpful Habit: Going to the gym
Internet Resource: Facebook
Helpful Person: Nancy Shay
What’s Her Purpose: Here to help people reconnect and find that affinity to a place
How to follow Erica
Be friends with Erica on Facebook
Develop your passions…and follow them.
One More Thing
Erica has been gracious enough to give a special song, As The Crow Flies, for all Purpose Rockstar subscribers. You’ll also receive weekly updates on our latest guests and giveaways that are exclusive to Purpose Rockstar members.
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