Erin Ivey at Folk Alliance 2023
Thanks to all the Folk DJs who have played these songs, every song on the album has found airplay on radio stations across the world. It reached #5 on the FAI Folk Chart, 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.
Solace in the Wild is cinematic folk with psychedelic touches, recorded with an acoustic band at Blue Rock Studios in Wimberley, Texas. 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").
Thursday 2/2 11:30pm Rm 635 Third Coast Music in the round
Friday 2/3 10:30pm Rm 529 Bose Listening Lounge hosted by KC Turner, in the round
Saturday 2/4 10:30pm Rm 650 ComboPlate in the round hosted by Matt the Electrician
Saturday 2/4 12pm (noon) The Heart of Project Management for Creatives in the Pershing ballroom, alongside Kari Estrin and Vanessa Lively
Praise for Solace in the Wild
"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)