MILLHEIM — If you’re hankering for some old-time country music with songs of woe, despair and tales of the wife leaving town, the dog getting fleas and the motor falling off your tractor, Elk Creek Café in Millheim is not the place for you Saturday evening.
If, however, you’re in the mood for some upbeat country tunes that speak of love, life and having fun, Millheim should be on your radar to experience the country, rocking sounds of Erin Condo and the Hoofties.
“I would describe my music as country, but not the type that is cheesy or really depressing. It’s more fun and energetic,” said singer and songwriter Erin Condo during a recent phone interview as she seamlessly answered questions and dealt with a frigidity Booker, her son who turned 1 that very day.
“It’s odd but I have been playing more since Booker was born and I noticed my music has changed a little to become more rock and very upbeat, and that’s what people can expect Saturday when the band and I play at Elk Creek. It will be very high energy, good times that make you want to dance.”
Music fans will also get the opportunity to see Condo’s biggest and yet smallest fan, Booker, who typically attends all of his mom’s gigs or, as they are known around the Condo household, her side hustles.
“I’ve been making music for about 12 years now. I sing, write my own music and play guitar. Lately I’ve been using an electric guitar, so the shows can get really loud and fun,” she said.
“When I play with the band we always have an amazing time.”
Condon noted that writing her own music providers an outlet for self-expression, a chance to speak her mind and sing about the trials and tribulations of a 30-something-year-old in Central Pennsylvania.