Psalt-e is a singer/songwriter who was born in Fort Hood Texas. When she was 4 years her family relocated to Rochester NY where she would spend the next decade and a half. Her musical and vocal influences range from a wide range of artists, styles and genre’s. Some of her most notable are Cece Winans, Tonéx and Christon Gray.
The name psalt-e (pronounced “SALTY”) is a play on words being that psalt-e is a “psalmist who’s name starts with an “e” as well as the deep spiritual influence coming from the scripture matthew 5:13 talks about being the salt of the earth. Psalt-e the artist celebrates her “psaltiness” as paying homage to God for preserving such a unique flavor that she almost gave away trying to fit into conformity of the standards of this world. Psalt-e found her true flavor and spends eveyday as a living testimony living this truth as transparently as possible.
Psalt-e was orginally born Erica Bruton on October 23rd 1985 in Fort Hood Texas and is the youngest of 4 siblings. At the age of 4 her family relocated to Rochester NY where she would spend the next decade and a half. In her senior year of high school her family relocated again to syracuse ny where she currently resides.
Psalt-e’s musical backround includes classical training as she has studied with Patricia Alexander (mother of world-renowned opera singer renee fleming) at the eastman school of music as well as a master class with counter tenor darryl taylor. her mother a keyboardist and anointed worship leader also played a major role in the musical spiritual side psalt-e posesses as well that is a pure and true heart for intimate worship with God. Psalt-e has been apart of several ministriesabd groups including Jamel Jett and breakthrough as well as Neo soul/r&b cover band Anomalous People.
Proving psalt-e to be a well balanced vocalist who is familiar with many genres and styles including musical influences of cece winans, tonéx and christon gray. To name a few.
In october of 2016 psalt-e released her very first single “don’t count me out” #dcmo. The first single off of her debut album entitled “altar ego” Psalt-e’s music can basically be described as what she likes to call “underdog music” her sound looks to incorparate all of her music stylings into a message that shares the message of inclusion for all. Whether churched, dechurced, or unchurched, saved or unsaved Psalt-e’s music offers her spin on life’s situations offer a genuine understanding as well as encouragement to the person that may be dealing with something or going thru or in a good place in life, psalte hopes to inspire the whole with her music and convey the beauty in loving self just the way you were created to be the way you were made while knowing there is someone that will love you unconditionally no matter how unperfect you are. Be you, cuz if you arent, who will be?