Erin Ivey is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose intimate, confessional style, expressive voice, and emotionally powerful performances have won her a loyal following, national endorsements from Guild and Gretsch, and multiple artist grants for creation of new work.
Austin's KUTX radio claims she has “quietly become one of our city’s biggest critical successes."
Raised in Annapolis, Maryland at the U.S. Naval Academy, Erin settled in Austin, Texas and has since performed countless shows around the world in various solo and band scenarios, sharing stages with Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, HEART, Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Ralph Stanley, and Stanley Jordan, among many others.
In 2020, Texas Music Magazine named Erin's breakout LP, Broken Gold, one of 20 "albums that defined Texas music over the past 2 decades."
Her latest LP, Solace in the Wild, produced by film composer Chuck Pinnell, is a cinematic folk gem that reached #5 on the international Folk Radio charts, on the 64th GRAMMY ballot for Best Folk Album, alongside the single “Dust Bowl,” up for Best American Roots Song, and on the Austin American-Statesman's Top 10 list.
Erin's work has been featured in Forbes, HuffPost, and Adweek, in films, ads, and TV shows including Suits, The Client List, Coach Snoop, E! News, and Hallmark movies. She received an inaugural Black Fret artist grant, City of Austin grant and designation of "Erin Ivey Day" by the mayor, national guitar and mandolin sponsorships from Guild and Gretsch, and a signature electric guitar from Skermetta Guitars.
Her five studio albums feature diverse collaborators including Tosca String Quartet and R&B/dub organ trio The Finest Kind. She wrote and produced the acclaimed interdisciplinary Kaleidoscope Project at The Long Center in Austin.
A frequent Critic's Pick at SXSW, Erin was the first artist-in-residence at Rumblefish in Portland, OR, the only woman at Red Bull Music Lab in Dallas, TX, and part of the first cohort of Mashibeats web3 Creator Club in Los Angeles.
Erin is active in the arts community, frequently speaking on industry panels at the intersections of creativity, culture, and commerce for organizations such as The GRAMMY Museum, INBOUND Conference, 343 Labs, and Folk Alliance International. She also facilitates songwriting, creativity, and project management workshops, as well as volunteering as a songwriting and music business mentor at Song Rise Arts and GRAMMY U. Erin is on the Advisory Board for This Is Noteworthy and serves on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy.
Ivey's adventurousness stands out in a town saturated with singer-songwriters. -Austin Chronicle
It says a great deal when Austin's legendary music scene considers you its darling, but such is the case for velvet-voiced Erin Ivey. -Roxy
One of the most talented vocalists I've heard. -John Aielli, Eklektikos
Makes me cry and smile in the same breath. - Carrie Elkin, singer-songwriter and recording artist
The queen of Austin singer songwriters. -Gina Sigillito, Austin.com
Truly remarkable. -Jeffrey Sisk, The Daily News
I'd kill for a purr like that. -Luciana Lopez, The Oregonian
Gorgeous, haunting voice. -Tom Buckley, Texas Music Magazine
Ivey’s made countless jaws drop and eyes water with her luminous vocal presence and impressive range. -Jack Anderson, KUTX NPR Radio
So endearing and warm you wanna go back for seconds! -Perez Hilton