Welcome to Helene Cronin's music website. You can find all the details you need about songs, gigs, events and where to download music! Please check back often for new information. Please see the EVENTS & SHOWS page for upcoming performances. Listen to songs on the MUSIC page. Shop the STORE from the comfort of your home for CDs, brand new "Old Ghosts & Lost Causes" T-shirts and "Lucky Me" wristbands! Dig in!
NEW MUSIC! OLD GHOSTS & LOST CAUSES This full-length record with 11 new songs is here! Excellently produced by Matt King. The record features A-list session players: Chad Cromwell - drums; Bobby Terry - acoustic guitars, mandolin and steel; Byron House - bass; Kenny Vaughan - electric guitar. Heidi Newfield (formerly of Trick Pony) makes guest appearances on harmonica and background vocals. Additional backing vocals were provided by Matt King. Available now. See STORE
DRIPPING SPRINGS SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL, Oct. 17 - 20, 2019. I have 6 performance slots! Check this Festival Schedule
POOR DAVID'S PUB, Dallas, TX. June 28, 2019. Headlining a show with frequent co-writer, Texas singer/songwriter Scott Sean White. 8-10pm.
SONGWRITER SERENADE COMPETITION: Just announced that I'm a semi-finalist in this amazing weekend of music to be held in Moravia, TX. May 3 & 4, 2019. Happy that half the people on this list are friends of mine! Running with a good crowd.
NEW VIDEO, NEW SONG: "Humankind". Taken at Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio. Wimberley, TX. Nov. 2018 while on tour as one of the Kerrville New Folk Winners.
NEW FULL-LENGTH CD: In the works! Here is Mitch Dane of Sputnik Sound, Nashville, engineering and Matt King producing my new record. Spent 2 days in the studio in November, 2018 getting the tracks! Hope to have it ready early 2019.
WATCH LIVE ONLINE
2018 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK AWARD WINNERS
Wednesday, November 7th, 7:30pm CST - Webcast from beautiful Blue Rock Studio in Wimberley, TX
Tune in for the LIVE webcast HERE https://www.concertwindow.com/bluerock
WINNER OF NEW FOLK CONTEST AT KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL: After performing with the other 32 finalists, I was chosen as one of 6 winners. We were welcomed back to Kerrville June 3 for the New Folk concert and will go on tour in November 2018 in the hill country of Texas! Here we are from L to R, Ben Bedford, Sarah Morris, Rich Krueger, Helene, John Butler, Mac Leaphart.
KERRVILLE FESTIVAL, NEW FOLK COMPETITION FINALIST: It's an honor to have been chosen as one of 32 finalists from among 600 entries. I'll be performing my 2 entry songs during the New Folk Concert on May 26, 1 - 4pm at Kerrville, the longest continuously-running music festival in N. America. See link for more details! https://www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org/newfolk
WRISTBANDS!!! "Lucky Me" wristbands for sale. If you're interested in purchasing one or more, see the STORE page for pricing and ordering. Available in camo or red, white & blue! "Lucky Me" in big print, with a lyric from the song printed on the back.
CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: August 4, 2017 at Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse, a premier listening room in Dallas. My friend and frequent co-writer Scott Sean White will join me to do the show "Nashville style". We'll be on stage at the same time, swapping songs, telling the stories behind the songs, giving insight into our lives and why we put life to music...the good parts and the hard parts!
CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Opening for Kathy Mattea, March 9, 2017 at Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX. Nov. 19.
DENVER BRONCOS MILITARY SALUTE: It's an honor to be asked to sing for an event hosted by the Super Bowl 50 Champion Denver Broncos. I was invited up to sing "Lucky Me" as part of the NFL's "Salute to Service" event in November. They hosted a unit from Ft. Carson to have lunch, watch a practice, shake hands and get autographs.
CONCERT ANNOUNCEMENT: Opening for Chris Hillman (The Byrds) and Herb Pedersen Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX. Nov. 19.
BELONG TO THE RIVER: 7 song EP! Includes a new recording of "Lucky Me". Physical CDs are available on my STORE page and at CDBaby.com. Individual songs can be downloaded from iTunes or CDBaby.com. Released Sept. 2015.
RESTLESS HEART : 6 song EP! Please find this collection of music on my STORE page and at iTunes or CDBaby.com. Songs can be downloaded individually at those sights, or the physical CD can be purchased from my website, or from CDBaby. Released March 2014.
My song How a Mother Loves was featured during the month of May on Women of Substance Radio, an internet streaming station. That song and others can be downloaded from CDBaby, or iTunes. Links are at the bottom of this page. Thanks for tuning in!
The Nashville Songwriter's Association featured my song Pink on their website as one of their Top 40 songs from the first quarter of 2013. It was exciting to have a song being highlighted there! Although the page moves on to new rounds of Top 40 songs, you can still hear the song here on my website.
I had a great time, and met some awesome artists, when I got to be part of the ASCAP "We Create Music at The Basement" show in Nashville. Here's a group photo and a little write-up about the event.