About

Erso

...creates ethereal music that skillfully blends elements of folk, jazz, and classical music.

Their songs meditate on the natural beauty of this earth we call home, with all the trees, birds, rivers and stories that blanket the land.

They are environmental activists, members of Communities for Conservation, and dedicate 20% of revenue they earn to conservation efforts around the world.

Erso’s music is produced under their own label: Nestbox Records, released on plantable Seedy CDs, and toured by bicycle. 

Erso is Veda Hingert-McDonald and Keenan Reimer-Watts. 

You can help support Erso, and be involved in their creative process, on Patreon. Your support right now helps them create an album of Erso Nocturnes they are making in isolation as a result of COVID-19.

Erso is grateful to live, work, and play in Kitchener-Waterloo, which is situated on the Haldimand tract. This land was promised to the Haudenosaunee people and is the ancestral land of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee of Six Nations Confederacy, Neutral/Attawandaron, and any other nations who have cared for the land, recorded or unrecorded. 

We also acknowledge all other caretakers of the land: the worms that turn the soil, the bees that pollinate the flowers, the trees that protect against erosion and filter our water, and we believe that the privilege of calling this land home comes with a great responsibility to care for it, and to leave it better than we found it.

Moondaughter

Debut Album

Mothers - Single

Mothers

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A song dedicated to all mothers, including our shared mother, earth. All proceeds from the purchase of this song go to support conservation efforts of the International Conservation Fund of Canada.

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The Lucky Ones - Single

Previous Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Erso// Glenn Buhr and the Button Factory Band Jazz Room, Waterloo, ON Jazz Room, Waterloo, ON
 —  — Erso Seedy CD release! The Causerie, Kitchener The Causerie, Kitchener
 —  — Erso at TWB TWB Co-operative Brewing, Kitchener, ON TWB Co-operative Brewing, Kitchener, ON
Erso and Garden Tour - Compostable Concerts Northdale Garden, Waterloo Northdale Garden, Waterloo
Erso at Paint by Munzy Paint by Munzy, Waterloo Paint by Munzy, Waterloo
Erso in Oakville (bike tour) Oakville Arts Studio, Oakville, ON Oakville Arts Studio, Oakville, ON
Erso in Toronto (bike tour) House show , Toronto, ON House show , Toronto, ON
Erso in Toronto (bike tour) w/ The Sun Harmonic Burdock Brewery, Toronto, ON Burdock Brewery, Toronto, ON
Erso in Pickering (bike tour) OpenStudio Art Cafe, Pickering, ON OpenStudio Art Cafe, Pickering, ON
Erso in Oshawa (bike tour) Cork and Bean, Oshawa, ON Cork and Bean, Oshawa, ON
Erso in Cobourg (bike tour) The Loft Cinema, Cobourg, ON The Loft Cinema, Cobourg, ON
Erso in Cobourg (bike tour) The Loft Cinema, Cobourg, ON The Loft Cinema, Cobourg, ON
Erso in Kingston (bike tour) House show, Kingston, ON House show, Kingston, ON
Erso at Killarney Provincial Park George Lake Amphitheatre, Killarney, ON George Lake Amphitheatre, Killarney, ON
 —  — Tunes for Trees Waterloo Park, Waterloo, ON Waterloo Park, Waterloo, ON
Erso(lo) and Rob Aitkin! Alison's house, Waterloo, ON Alison's house, Waterloo, ON
Erso, Piper & Carson, 12 Mile Island 39 Hohner Avenue, Kitchener, ON 39 Hohner Avenue, Kitchener, ON
Erso and Kamacello at Silence Silence Sounds, Guelph, ON Silence Sounds, Guelph, ON
Hohner Avenue Porch Party 39 Hohner Avenue, Kitchener, ON 39 Hohner Avenue, Kitchener, ON
Songs and Sounds for Rivers KW Chamber Music Society, Waterloo, ON KW Chamber Music Society, Waterloo, ON

Videos

Seedy CD's!

In our efforts to go Zero-Waste, we came up with a replacement for non-compostable merch - Seedy CD's! 

Below are pictures of our first album - the paper, when planted, grows into beautiful wildflowers: Bird’s Eye, Clarkia, Black Eyed Susan, Sweet Alyssum, Catchfly and Snapdragon! Our album can be your garden.

If you want to do this yourself, this is where we got ours from! Feel free to message us for more questions - we want to help artists reduce their waste - we hope that this catches on, replacing CD's with Seedy CD's, and ultimately making the planet more beautiful by creating less waste and more flowers!  

If you are here to redeem a Seedy CD code, go to www.erso.bandcamp.com/yum

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