This Country Music Singer/Songwriter and Nashville Recording Artist has earned the reputation of "Hardest Working Woman in Country Music” due to her uncompromising work ethic, established during her up-bringing in rural Georgia. With her captivating songs and a truly engaging personality, Erica is traveling the world, gaining new fans in every city, state and country she plays in. She draws crowds in with her unfiltered tunes such as ‘I’m Just Your Woman, ‘Ho in Rio,’ 'The Walk Of Shame' and 'Put Some South In Your Mouth'. "What It Takes To Be A Country Man" released worldwide and hit #6 on the country charts throughout Europe and Oz. “This is the kind of authentic music country DJ’s have been asking for,” says Nashville’s Al Brock. Sunshine just penned her first Top 40 Single on the Country Music Row Charts for Mark Bray: “I Just Need A Drink.”
Following the successful reception of Erica Sunshine Lee's 8th album, "Buried Treasure" she's been on the road full time touring the globe since 2007 across US, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. This prolific songwriter has penned songs that were recorded by dozens of other Nashville artists, including the late Alabama Outlaw Legend Wayne Mills, Thomas Fountain (Recent Georgia Country's Female Artist of the Year), Jessica Nixon(Nashville), The Viper Creek Band (Australia's hottest new country band), Ryan Morris (Australia), Kirstie Lovelady(Nashville), Preston Summerville (Georgia), Mark Bray(Maryland), Joe Schmidt(North Dakota) and Jessica Hannan(Ohio). Sunshine has shared the stage with legends Randy Houser, David Allan Coe, David Nail, Brett Eldredge, Drake White, Cam, Jack Ingram and more, and has also performed with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Tommy Tutone, Trailor Choir & John Michael Montgomery. Erica Sunshine Lee has toured the US with Australian Band, “Turk Tresize” & “The Graysmiths”, recording the background vocals on his latest album "SOUL CASINO" which also featured the singer Brittany Howard from The Alabama Shakes. DJ's all across Europe and the states are raving about Sunshine’s “infectious and catchy hooks. This prolific songwriter, who holds nothing back, and brings a gallop of energy with her true country roots shining. She also puts her heart and soul in each ballad.”
Musically, Erica is taking each album to new heights and her latest album "Buried Treasure” is inspired by her coastal and tropical adventures from the Keys to the South Pacific and will have you longing for a taste of a “Mojito” and a “Good Time”….now available @ iTunes, Amazon, Spotify or order your signed copy fromwww.EricaSunshineLee.com/Store
Sonoma-index tribune writes….
“Rocksteady and Lee at Sonoma’s Hopmonk this weekend” nov. 15, 2018
This weekend brings two strong musical acts to HopMonk Sonoma. On stage Friday night, Nov. 16, is local guitarist Dan Martin. Saturday night’s show on Nov. 17 features a solo presentation by the “Georgia Gypsy” herself, Erica Sunshine Lee.
Dan Martin is a Sonoma Valley resident who moved here as a sophomore at Sonoma Valley High School. He formed his first band when he was just 17 years old. They were a band of musical friends, and it included Tony Gibson, who is still very active in the local music scene himself. Tapping into the ska sensibility, they played and punked around town for a couple of years. The band played at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, and very often entertained the crowd at the Shop, the defunct youth-based venue that was on Eighth Street for a number of years.
Martin, now 38, has been playing with his Rocksteady band since 2012, when they jelled into a slow-groove dance band. With seven pieces, Rocksteady brings a pleasantly infectious smile to the crowd. Soon, there are feet on the floor, moving to the beat.
A solo album project is keeping Martin busy these days. Additionally, Rocksteady is working on another release. Martin and his band play a number of cover songs, but are primarily cutting originals that Martin has written over the last few years. While strumming his custom Telecaster, Martin, et al, also sample material from Toots and the Maytals and Alton Ellis. For his HopMonk show though, Martin will be doing it solo on the venue’s small stage. Admission is free and show time is 8 p.m.
Saturday night’s crowd will get to see Erica Sunshine Lee deliver her sunny and sassy songs. Playing her acoustic guitar, Lee sings songs of drinking, love, life and good times. She is particularly comfortable on stage and has great rapport with her audience, a result of her playing about 250 shows a year.
Lee has toured all over the world. Recently in Australia, she gave the crowd a taste of her song, “You Saved me”, that reached the Top 20 Down Under. A tour through Italy yielded a partnership with an Italian country band (yes, that’s right) who recorded her songs “Something to Dance To” and “What Turns Me On.”
Lee has an impressive list of accomplishments in the songwriting department. Her songs have been recorded by a number of Nashville artists, including Mark Bray and the Viper Creek Band.
She wrote and produced all the songs on the new EP by Raegan Willis, “Like Minded Strangers.”
She had the crowd at her July HopMonk show eating out of her hand after just a few minutes. “Chunky Dunk” had the women laughing and singing along with gusto. Lee strummed the opening chords to ‘Mojitos,’ and everybody chimed in….(click here to read the full article)