Erica Denise Reed
Born the oldest girl of six siblings, including two other girls, Erica was born in Charleston, Missouri to Reverend Wiley and Evangelist Frankie Daniels. She dedicated her life to serving God following her baptism at age 13 at Mercy Seat Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, MO.
During those days, this family church swayed every Sunday with scores of relatives who made up the choir, ushers, and ministries praising God “for His many blessing”. Her steady diet of The Williams Brothers, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Clark Sisters and Shirley Caesar are reflective in her contemporary gospel, first CD, “The Time is Now”.
She began to compose at an early age. Writing and singing songs with siblings and community gospel groups such as, “The Miracle Four” and the Charleston Community choir presented Erica with the opportunity to excel in her gift from God. “Erica and my other children were always writing and singing church songs”, explains her mother Frankie Daniels. “But you could see that special gift in Erica”. “She would start with a hum and oh my, what a powerful blessing of a voice God put in such a tiny frame”. “She always said that one day she would sing God’s praises to the world”.
Through many trials, tribulations and setbacks, she continues to compose, sing, praise and glorify God in her heart. Erica has learned how to depend on Jesus and knows that she “can do all things through Christ, who strengthens her”
Now Erica Reed…”the big voice in the small frame”, is back with her second project. After great success with her first gospel cd, entitled, “The Time is Now”, Erica Reed is back with the second project that will have you sold out.
Erica, mother and a wife moved to O’Fallon, MO in 2004 to start a new life after spending decades in the corporate world. Erica wanted to sing for the Lord, after using her master’s degree to work in the financial world. The goal and commitment, was to work just as hard if not harder for the Lord as she did in the corporate world. The outcome has been a gospel music production company, EDP Productions, and a gospel record label, Eden Records. All first time business concepts for a desire to win as an entrepreneur.
This second gospel project titled “SOLD OUT” features 15 songs that are all written by Erica. “It’s a little bit of everything” says Erica. “Its pop, praise and worship, its traditional, its upbeat contemporary …..It’s all the things that artists say you can’t do in one CD. It really is something for everybody”. And everybody will surely love this CD. The little lady with the anointed voice is in full motion. She does the background vocals. Her free-styles allow God to touch her heart with the right lyrics and arrangement. She is energy in motion that you will feel in every song. “SOLD OUT” will have you up and moving in every song. “Sold Out” will have you up and moving…clapping your hands and stomping your feet. It is today’s gospel music for everyone…in one CD. The song “Serving the Lord” will remind you of gospel in the 80’s, while “I’ll Make It Alright” will have the younger generation hitting the repeat button over and over again. “Never Let Go” will have you standing proud on Gods word. But the one that will make you heart flutter with excitement, is little Harrison and Erica duo. You can’t help but smile at their gospel debut and the smile will get even bigger during the song when he says to his mother, “now take me to church” in a soul stirring finish.
Don’t miss out on this CD.
You will be sold out, too.
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