GFM fam we wanted to let you know about some great music from Singer/Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Erin Barra and a wonderful opportunity to get a peek into the Ableton Live setup that is she currently utilizing on stage and in the studio.

Checkout “The Christmas Song” which is part of the ‘Gift of Music’ – free downloads of Christmas Songs from Soultracks here.

Also for all of the GFM fam in the NYC area on Friday December 10th, Erin will be the guest for a very special seminar at Tekserve-119 W. 23rd St. New York, NY 10011

From the press release

November 29th, 2010
For Immediate Release:
Contact- Fiona

Singer/Songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Erin Barra demos Ableton NYC users her Live setup

NYC- In a unique seminar geared towards Ableton Live NYC Users- Multi-talented artist Erin Barra displays her ‘One Woman Army’.
After several months of utilizing the software, honing her skills and working out the kinks- Barra has mastered the craft of songwriting in an innovative style electronically. Exploring her Live setup – eager users new and advanced will witness vocal processing, looping and performing a wide array of musical styles as well as remixing on the fly.
This demonstration/performance will be eye-opening both musically and educationally.

Where: Tekserve- 119 W. 23rd St. New York, NY 10011
When: Friday, December 10th- 2PM -Tekserve Seminar Room
Ableton User Group NYC
Register here:

This Event is Free.

About Erin Barra and Ableton – Using Ableton Live to manipulate multiple control surfaces in conjunction with a vintage Wurlitzer and Hohner Melodica. Erin Barra has taken the words singer/songwriter and administered some aurally and mind-altering treatments. Posted up on the constantly changing intersection of analog and digital, this fresh approach to live music starts on the stage and immediately takes you along for a ride on a fantastic voyage from the recording studio to the DJ booth and back again.
This novel reinterpretation of her material allows you to watch her produce, perform and arrange tracks LIVE: a groundbreaking approach to what people are referring to a Live Remix.

Erin Barra will be on tour through Feb with stops in the Rocky Mountains, California, WMC in Miami and SXSW.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.