Hailing from Nashville, TN, The Darlins have become one of country music’s “fastest rising duos” as named by the magazine, Nashville Music Guide. After meeting at the world renowned cosmetic boutique, SEPHORA, Jude Toy and Erinn Bates have shared the stage with country superstars, acclaimed #1 hit songwriters, performed festivals, and won national battle of the band competitions.
When I picked up the guitar it changed my life. I felt an immediate connection with the instrument. I started playing in junior high school and don’t know that I’ve put it down since. My mother was a concert pianist and I used to listen to her practice for 8 hours a day. I loved the melodies of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and many others. I feel like these
beautiful and inspirational melodies worked into my soul and it’s inspired me to create meaningful melodies and songs. I love my Breedlove guitar and play for hours everyday. I am incredibly grateful to be part of the Breedlove family and hope to continue this relationship for years to come.
I started playing Mandolin when my boyfriend (now husband) bought one when we were in college and I kinda stole it from him! I got it out in the car ride home from the music store and didn’t want to put it down. I fumbled around and started strumming a couple of chords and came up with a little song right there. It has always been one of my favorite instruments. It’s also a great writing tool in songwriting appointments when everyone else has a guitar. My Breedlove Crossover has played such a big role in my writing. I absolutely love it.