My name is Erica Dawn Synowsky and I live in Butler, Pennsylvania. Let me tell you a little bit about my life with Patsy Cline's music. I was first introduced to Patsy from the movie "Sweet Dreams". I was only 9 or 10, but I can still remember being captivated by her voice and life. She sings with so much emotion, it's hard not to be taken by her voice.
My mother, Joan, then bought a double cassette called the "Legendary Patsy Cline". There was no turning back after that tape was in my hands. I played it front to back so many times that I eventually wore it out. I then began to sing along with her songs. I guess you can say I kinda developed my own voice, helped of course by Patsy's voice. From that moment on, everything I did revolved around Patsy and her music. Everyday after school I would lock myself in my room and sing along to her songs. I even made my family take several pilgrimages (if you will) to Winchester, VA, Gore, VA and Nashville, TN.
I've competed in a few local talent contests and in the last contest I won by an applause meter. My prize was a $1,200 Recording Session in Knoxville, TN. My family and I went down in April of 1996 and made my first professional recording tape. I entitled it "Remembering Patsy". Then I began taking voice lessons, where I picked up many fine points on how to project and articulate. Next came my 9th grade spring concert, where I sang "Love Letters in the Sand". I received my first standing ovation, which completely thrilled me.
Thank you all so much for taking the time to read all of this. I hope you enjoy the samples Per was so kind to put up. Per, thank you very much for giving me space on your wonderful Patsy site.
Comment: (April 2002):
The latest news that I have from Erica is that she has been singing in a classic rock cover band. Click here to see a few pictures from a gig!
Sound samples from the CD:
*) Omitted from the final CD
You may now order Erica's demo CD!
Song samples recorded Dec 8th, 1999: