Erin Ivey at Folk Alliance 2022
Thanks for coming "backstage" with me. Last year, I released Solace in the Wild and I'm happy to to share these songs with you. If you want to keep in touch or collaborate on interviews, workshops, reviews, articles, hosting a show/livestream, or brainstorm on your own projects, please email me!
Thanks for listening. I hope you have an amazing Folk Alliance 2022! xo -Erin
WED 5/18 at 10:50pm: Room 748 ComboPlate Booking + Texas Music Office
THUR 5/19 at 1am: Room 756 Momentary Love
FRI 5/20 at 11pm: Room 642 House of Songs
FRI 5/20 at 12:30am: Room 636 Third Coast Music (in the round)
SAT 5/21 at 10:40pm: Room 529 SWRFA
SOLACE IN THE WILD IS...
Indie folk + Americana + psychedelic winks
Hit #5 Top Album on the FAI Folk Radio Chart (HUGE THANKS to the FOLK DJs embracing this album!!), was named BEST of 2021 by Sun Radio, Austin360 and Austin American-Statesman, and was on the 64th GRAMMY ballot for Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Song for "Dust Bowl." DJ Kevin Connor named "Where Have You Been All My Life" Song of the Year!
It was produced by Chuck Pinnell, a guitar virtuoso best known for his film scores, so the orchestrations are very cinematic. It's my 5th studio album and my first full-length release in 7 years, recorded at Blue Rock Studio in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
The songs explore the terrain of our human experience grounded in American history ("Dust Bowl," "Charleston"), allegory ("Jealousy," "Honest Man"), imagery and inspiration from the natural world ("Lost Girl," "Joy"). Thanks to all the radio DJs who have played these songs, every song on the album has found airplay on stations across the world.
Click here to stream or download Solace in the Wild on your favorite platform. (Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, etc.)
"The perfect kind of album, full of familiarity and surprise. It's incredibly beautiful." -Carrie Elkin (recording artist)
"Alison Krauss meets Alice in Wonderland" -Bob Baker (author, Guerrilla Music Marketing)"10 gorgeously arranged songs that showcase Ivey’s angelic voice." -Audiofemme
" This is GRAMMY-level stuff. All 10 of these tracks really do have their own distinct magic and personality. In a streaming age when singles are king, 'Solace' succeeds first and foremost because it’s so consistently strong from start to finish." -Austin American-Statesman
"Erin Ivey speaks her truth with honesty and insight. Her lyrics illuminate the imagination, taking the listener along a remarkable journey." -M Music & Musicians Magazine
"Leaning on her classic indie folk sound with sprinkles of Americana and psychedelia and other powerful nuances throughout, Ivey’s made countless jaws drop and eyes water with her luminous vocal presence and impressive range." -Jack Anderson (KUTX)
"The album steeps in the strength of surviving, pushing toward the light breaking the surface." -Doug Freeman (Austin Chronicle)
"A potent combination of profound thought and emotion" -Cillea Houghton (Audiofemme)
"A breathtaking experience. It inspired me so much." -Wendy Colonna (founder, Lyriculture)
I'd love to know about interesting opportunities within our community. I've led creative workshops including therapeutic songwriting, the joy of singing, journaling: your inner compass, as well as practical workshops on project management and budgeting for unpredictable income. I am also proud to be a songwriting mentor through Song Rise Arts and creative business mentor at GRAMMY U.
Thanks again for visiting my backstage page. See you out there!