"A songwriter of the first order" (Daily News) with a "rare and deeply affecting voice" (KUTX), Erin Ivey is a dreamfolk/Americana interpreter whose breakout LP Broken Gold was recently named one of 20 "albums that defined Texas music over the past 2 decades" by Texas Music Magazine.
Ivey's lush new LP Solace in the Wild was produced by film composer Chuck Pinnell. It reached #5 Top Album on the international Folk Radio chart and the Austin American-Statesman called it “A welcome return. GRAMMY-level.” Solace in the Wild was on the 64th GRAMMY ballot for Best Folk Album, along with the single “Dust Bowl,” up for Best American Roots Song.
Raised at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Erin settled in the Live Music Capital of Austin, Texas. She has performed hundreds of shows around the world in backyards, concert halls, boardrooms, and ships at sea, in a diverse arrangement of solo and band scenarios, supporting the likes of Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, HEART, Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Ralph Stanley, Stanley Jordan, and many more. She's a perennial Critics' Pick at SXSW.
As a studio session musician and live performer, her voice can be heard on recordings by Christopher Cross, Moonlight Towers, Bob Schneider, Jon Dee Graham, Mount Pressmore, Quiet Company, and many more.
Her 5 studio albums have featured a genre-bending array of collaborators, from R&B/dub organ trio The Finest Kind to Tosca String Quartet, garnering numerous Top 10 and Album of the Year recognitions, and sync placements on movie soundtracks, ads, and TV shows such as Suits, The Client List, and Coach Snoop.
Erin has received a Black Fret artist grant, national guitar and mandolin sponsorships from Guild and Gretsch, and a signature electric guitar from Skermetta Guitars.
In addition to facilitating songwriting and creativity workshops and retreats, Erin speaks on and moderates panels at numerous events like INBOUND, SWRFA, and GRAMMY Career Day. She is a songwriting and music business mentor at Song Rise Arts and GRAMMY U. She is on the Advisory Board for This Is Noteworthy and she is serving her second term on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy, as co-chair of the Education Committee, connecting industry members with opportunities to inspire and equip the next generation of music makers.
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, KUTX
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