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 of fans, critics, and peers alike. 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.
Erin's breakout LP, Broken Gold, earned critical acclaim. In 2020, Texas Music Magazine named it 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, received widespread recognition and reached #5 on the international Folk Radio chart. It was in the Austin American-Statesman Top 10 list, hailed as “GRAMMY-level.” Indeed, the LP was on the 64th GRAMMY ballot for Best Folk Album, alongside the single “Dust Bowl,” up for Best American Roots Song.
Erin's work has been featured in prominent publications such as Forbes, HuffPost, and Adweek, garnering numerous Top 10 and Album of the Year recognitions, an inaugural Black Fret artist grant, national guitar and mandolin sponsorships from Guild and Gretsch, and even a signature electric guitar from Skermetta Guitars.
Her five studio albums have featured diverse collaborations including with 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. As a session musician, Erin's voice can be heard on a variety of recordings, film soundtracks, ads and TV shows, including Suits, The Client List, Coach Snoop, E! News, and Hallmark movies.
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, 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.
A frequent Critic's Pick at SXSW, Erin was also 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. Her commitment to music education, business literacy, and artist advocacy is matched only by her exceptional musical talent, which continues to captivate audiences worldwide.
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