Erin Hart arrived on St. John in 2009 with a suitcase and a guitar. When her feet hit the Cruz Bay dock she knew that she had finally found her home. The island’s natural beauty was clear but the thing that stood out most was the community. The people that she met, the people that became her island family, immediately showed her kindness and encouragement. It was their support that allowed her the freedom and opportunity to find her voice as a musician, a songwriter, and an individual.
Over the years that followed Erin became a fixture in the St. John music scene, with much of her original music a nod to the lifestyle and lessons inspired by her time in the Caribbean. Twelve days after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands, she was evacuated with the help of Kenny Chesney’s organization Love For Love City. With the intention to raise awareness and financial support for her community, she began performing at VI relief events throughout the states, sharing her music and her message. After nearly 10 months, Erin was thrilled to finally return home to the island full time.