KUTX Pause/Play Podcast (6/14/22) I'm super honored Elizabeth and Miles featured me in their journey to understand and mint NFTs! In Part 1, they talk with my web3 mentor Mark de Clive-Lowe about general definitions. In Part 2, they follow my road map to minting... mostly. ;) In Part 3, Jackie Venson, Deezy Brown, David Shabani, and I give our own takes on NFTs. BTW, my first 1/1 music NFT is up for grabs!
Folk Alliance International conference (5/14/22) I'll be showcasing songs from Solace in the Wild for old and new friends from all over the world at this storied event in Kansas City. My patrons on Patreon get behind-the-scenes updates, join us over there! www.patreon.com/erinivey
Open Folk in Buenos Aires! (5/1/22) In May I'll be performing at Argentina's premiere folk showcase (as well as an unrelated club set of house music by my DJ alter ego FRLDO, who is also very excited). Visit the Events page for details.
Hosting FURIOUS//LUXURIOUS live interview series (4/12/22) The first episodes of my new series are in the books! I get to chat with dynamic creators in web3 and beyond about how they're FURIOUS//LUXURIOUS. Episode 1 features artist//strategist Lynae Cook. Episode 2 features artist//scientist Jeremy Nix aka The Balance King.
Moderating GRAMMY Career Day (4/14/22) I'm honored to be moderating the Music & Technology panels for the GRAMMY Museum and Recording Academy Texas Chapter, featuring DJ Cassandra, Marc V. Fort of the Texas Music Office, Amy Lombardi from Tunecore, and Caren Kelleher from Gold Rush Vinyl.
Mashibeats web3 mentorship (2/2/22) I've been selected as one of 10 artists in the inaugural Mashibeats Creator Club cohort, to be mentored by Mark de Clive-Lowe and move our web3 projects forward together. I love this community and I'm excited to dive deeper.
My first NFT (1/20/22) I'm excited to let you know about my first NFT, 50 editions of the song "HalfLight" minted on the eco-friendly Polygon blockchain. "HalfLight" is the first song on my first album, now out of print. This is the first installment in a retrospective collection I'm excited to roll out to web3 collectors over 2022. (Here's my favorite podcast about web3 and the potential of NFTs, if you're interested in learning more about the space.)
Top Albums of 2021 (12/31/21) Solace in the Wild is on DJ Bruce Swan's top 20 albums of the year on WSFM 103.3FM in Asheville, NC! So cool!
Best of 2021 (12/31/21) Solace in the Wild is on Sun Radio's top albums of the year and DJ Kevin Connor called "Where Have You Been All My Life" the best song of the year! Holy cow!
Top 10 Albums of 2021 (12/30/21) Solace in the Wild is on the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360's top albums of the year! This is so exciting! You can read Peter Blackstock's original - and very moving - review of the album here.
Best of 2021 (12/10/21) "Dust Bowl" from Solace in the Wild is on DJ Dan Shramek's favorite songs of the year on KBOO 90.7FM in Portland, OR!
Solace in the Wild on GRAMMY Ballot (10/20/21) My new album is on the ballot for your consideration in the American Roots field in the following categories: Best Folk Album (Solace in the Wild) and Best American Roots Song ("Dust Bowl"). Link here to listen to Solace in the Wild. Voting is open to Voting Members of the Recording Academy from 10/22-11/5. Thank you for your consideration!
Re-elected to Recording Academy Board of Governors (5/1/21) I've been elected to a second term as Governor to the Texas Chapter Board for 2021-2023. As returning Co-Chair of the Education Committee, I will work with the Recording Academy to support Music Education via the GRAMMY Museum Foundation, GRAMMYs in the Schools, Music Educator Awards, GRAMMY U mentorships, and the Signature Schools grant, along with local initiatives like GRAMMY Career Day. Let's go!
#5 Top Album on Folk Radio (3/5/21) Solace in the Wild hit #5 Top Album and Erin Ivey is the #7 Top Artist on the Folk Radio charts right now! So many thanks to all the DJs and stations playing this new album for your listeners.
Folk Alliance Showcases (2/16/21) The Folk Alliance conference has gone virtual this year and I'm excited to be showcasing at Folk Unlocked! Get more info and showcase times here - or link to my Pathable profile if you're registered there.
Lyric video released for "Where Have You Been All My Life" (2/14/21) Sun Radio DJ Kevin Connor called it "the BEST song out of Austin (and maybe anywhere) this year!" Watch it here!
#12 Top Album on Folk Radio Chart (2/10/21) Thanks to the DJs embracing Solace in the Wild, we broke into the FAI radio chart for January at #12! We're still holding steady on the Roots Music Report with 3 weeks on the Top 50 Texas Albums Chart and 2 weeks on the Top 50 Country Americana Albums Chart, too!
Song of the Soul radio show (2/5/21) "A velvet-voiced French-speaking queen-of-the-Austin-singer-songwriters, one who creates some of the best folk-Americana music around." I absolutely loved this interview and song-share on Mark Helpsmeet's wonderful show. Listen here.
Austin Chronicle review (2/4/21) "The album steeps in the strength of surviving, pushing toward the light breaking the surface." Why Solace in the Wild is new music "worth your bandwidth" by Doug Freeman. Read it here.
Audiofemme feature (2/2/21) "10 gorgeously arranged songs that showcase Ivey’s angelic voice" A beautiful piece about Solace in the Wild by Cillea Houghton. Read it here.
Austin360 review (1/29/21) "This is Grammy-level stuff." A mind-blowing review of Solace in the Wild by Peter Blackstock. Read it here.
M Music & Musicians Magazine feature (1/29/21) "Erin Ivey speaks her truth with honesty and insight gained through the years — making dreams into reality. Her lyrics illuminate the imagination, taking the listener along a remarkable journey." What an honor to be featured in this amazing publication with an insightful web-exclusive interview about Solace in the Wild and the "Lost Girl" lyric video premiere! Read it here.
KUTX Austin Music Minute (1/29/21) "Solace in the Wild explores the gravity of human connection, from which stems the solace needed to keep moving forward." Thanks to Laurie Gallardo for making us today's AMM! Read and hear it here.
Solace in the Wild album release party (1/29/21) It's finally here! Thanks to everyone helping to spread the word about this new music. Come celebrate with me at the livestream release party with live songs, behind-the-scenes video, interviews, and giveaways! Watch the replay here.
Debut on Roots Music Radio Chart (1/25/21) Solace in the Wild debuted at #41 on the Top 50 Texas Albums Chart this week!
KUTX Song of the Day (1/20/21) "Ivey’s made countless jaws drop and eyes water with her luminous vocal presence and impressive range." (Jack Anderson, KUTX) On this hopeful and momentous day, it’s a great honor KUTX chose “Where Have You Been All My Life” from Solace in the Wild to be their Song of the Day. I put all my dreams in you, America!
Pre-save the new album on Spotify (1/10/21) If you use Spotify, please give me a follow over there! Also, you can follow this link to pre-save Solace in the Wild. It will be automatically delivered to your library on release day. You won't miss a beat! Thank you!
New album coming out January 29, 2021 (1/2/21) Happy new year to you! After years in the making, Solace in the Wild will be released on CD, vinyl, streaming and download services. Sign up on my mailing list for early access!
INBOUND interview (8/23/20) George B. Thomas interviewed me on Sprocket Talk ahead of my conference message "Hack the Pivot" at the INBOUND 2020 conference. Listen the podcast or enter your email for access to the full video.
Album fundraiser successful! (7/4/20) Shows were cancelled and plans changed. Many thanks to each of you who supported my online fundraiser to pay for the graphic artist and manufacturing for my next album. I am so very grateful for your support in these very strange times and look forward to sharing new music with you.
Live-stream hiatus (5/28/20) My twice-weekly live-streams have been a joyous reminder of the healing power of music and community. They give me something to practice for, set my watch by, and look forward to. They keep me singing! It has been a real gift to spend that time with you. Preparing, delivering, and following up on those streams takes a surprising amount of energy, so I am taking a short hiatus in June to focus on the upcoming SPECIAL ONLINE CONCERT Friday, June 5th, as well as preparing rewards for supporters of my forthcoming album. Thank you for sticking with me through all this. See you on June 5th!
INBOUND feature on staying creative (4/23/20) In advance of speaking on stage about creativity in business at the upcoming INBOUND 2020 conference in Boston (!!!) their editorial team asked me to write for their blog about staying creative in this time of crisis. Read it here!
New Single "Dust Bowl" (4/14/20) On the anniversary of Black Sunday (1935), here is a song about holding onto silver linings when they can be hard to find. This song is from the forthcoming (unreleased) album Solace in the Wild. My shows to raise funds for finishing the album were cancelled, so I launched a fundraiser in hopes to get a matching grant currently available from GoFundMe. Please visit the album fundraiser page to learn more, see pictures from the studio, and learn about your rewards for supporting this album. Thank you!
Shows cancelled (3/20/20) In person shows are cancelled until further notice. I'll be livestreaming from my Facebook page on Tuesdays 10am CST and Thursdays 5:30pm CST to stay in touch. Be safe, stay well, take good care of yourselves and each other.
Voyage Houston interview (2/4/20) I loved talking about music and life for this personal profile. Read it here.
TOP 20 ALBUMS IN TEXAS MUSIC (1/7/20) Texas Music Magazine named my album Broken Gold one of the 20 albums "that have defined the music of Texas over two decades." I am beyond grateful for this recognition, a testament to the talented team that it happen. Get it here!
New music/New store (11/30/19) Double good news! The Acceptance project is ready for you: 2 amazing, healing songs based on the theme of acceptance, available on 7" vinyl record, ONLY at my new store.
Studio projects (8/15/19) I'm in the studio (actually 5 studios) recording 2 new projects with amazing collaborators. Anticipated releases in Winter 2019 (Acceptance 7" vinyl) and Fall 2020 (full length album). My friends on the mailing list will hear it first.
Recording Academy position (6/15/19) I've been elected to serve on the Board of Governors for the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy. Best known for the GRAMMYs, this organization does so much great work behind the scenes supporting and advocating for music people. I'm excited to be part of it. Let's go!
Live radio performance (5/13/19) (Source: KUTX NPR) "In a town with as many talented musicians as Austin, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Not for Erin Ivey. The local singer/songwriter has been wowing Austin audiences for more than a decade with her deeply personal songwriting and moving vocals. She brought the magic to Studio 1A in advance of her May residency at The Townsend." Listen here
Austin Monthly article (4/7/19) I'm honored to be featured in this beautiful piece by Sarah Thurmond, celebrating 40 years of Austin's most iconic listening room, the Cactus Cafe. Read the article here.
European tour (8/29/18) Check the Shows page for details on September shows in Western Europe, all double bills with the wonderful Nicolette Good!
Back in the studio (7/1/18) I'm recording a new song called "A World Begun" with songwriter/guitarist/producer Billy Crockett for release late 2018. Stay tuned!
gfire podcast interview (11/26/17) The amazing gfire has started a Women in Music podcast and I was honored to be interviewee numero dos. Listen here for all the answers to everything you ever wanted to know.
'Wild Bird' on GRAMMY ballot (10/16/17) FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category for the 60th annual GRAMMY awards! Voting ends October 29.
'Wild Bird' radio debut on KGSR (2/20/17) Tune in to KGSR on February 26 to hear the new single during Lone Star State of Mind with Loris Lowe. The song will be available on iTunes and Amazon on February 28!
More Black Fret love (12/15/16) Here's a short video with some live clips from a recent performance at Orb Studios and more about Black Fret and how I unlocked my grant. Watch it here.
Shout-out in Forbes!!! (8/27/16) This great interview with the founders of Black Fret reveals how I unlocked $10K in grant funding. It's amazing to be part of this new music movement.
Well Aware Advisory Council (5/15/16) I am honored to join the Advisory Council for Well Aware, an organization which provides innovative and sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa. They fund and implement life-saving water systems to drive economic development and build self-sufficient communities. Please consider joining me in supporting their mission. Let's work together to make clean water accessible to ALL. Read the press announcement.
"Lost Girl" live video (4/26/16) "Erin Ivey and band at the sold out Rollins/Long Center. Deeply moving, at times lighthearted, beyond a genre and backed by a subtly fabulous band." -- Jim Caligiuri Watch the video of the debut performance of "Lost Girl" live at the Long Center last month. Thanks to everyone who came to see the show!
KUTX radio performance (3/12/16) "Like a more lucid version of Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval, and a less whimsical Harriet Wheeler of the Sundays, local singer-songwriter Erin Ivey has a rare and deeply affecting voice." The archive is now streaming online.
Long Center sold out (3/8/16) Tickets are sold out for the March 9 show. Can't wait to play these new songs for you!
Long Center show (2/15/16) The March 9 full band performance in the wonderful Rollins Theatre features new songs in a cycle called "Where Have You Been All My Life" - about searching (and finding). Get tickets
Critics' Picks (11/26/15) We made the Austin American-Statesman short list as we celebrate the 100th show in the Soul of a Musician series. Songs of the 1920s and '30s - a very special performance with pianist Rolf Ordahl.
Film music (6/26/15) Andrew Shapter's The Teller and the Truth premiers at the Austin Film Festival in November, featuring music by yours truly - including a brand new theme song that I co-wrote with the illustrious composer/producer Carl Thiel! I'll post soundtrack links as soon as they go live.
SAVE THE DATE - March 9, 2016 (5/4/15) I'll be debuting new material and a new full band next year at The Long Center! Tickets are limited, so buy yours early and don't say we didn't warn ya. ;)
Women of SXSW (3/21/15) I am honored to be featured in Episode 4 of the SXSW 2015 MusicLink podcasts hosted by GMR Marketing. Listen to the interview and performance now.
Austin Music Awards (3/20/15) Thanks to your votes and support, we made the Top 10 in TWO categories: Best Female Vocals and Album of the Year (for Whisper of the Moon). It is an honor to be in such good company. Here's the full awards roster.
SXSW 2015 (3/15/15) The madness is upon us! I will be performing at a couple of private events during SXSW Interactive and will post info soon on a special podcast performance on Saturday 3/21 for global creatives GMR Marketing. Happy "South-By!"
Sold out at The Long Center (2/2/15) The show with 2CELLOS at The Long Center on February 28 is sold out. We're excited to perform for you in Dell Hall. If you missed out on tickets to this event there are plenty more coming up. Please check out the show schedule and I hope to see you soon.
Camille Styles feature (1/21/15) I'm in a couple of beauty posts on the coolest lifestyle blog in all the land! Check out "The Secret to Glossy Hair" and "Textured French Twist" for a fun little diversion from the music - or maybe they're new song titles.
GRAMMY Festival video released (1/20/15) Check out this exciting performance of "Sing Out" from the GRAMMY Festival at Sea, featuring the inimitable Anne Harris.
Best of 2014 (1/6/15) Thrilled to see Whisper of the Moon on another Top 10 list, this time in the Austin Chronicle. Champagne lunch break!!
Top 10 of 2014 (12/14/14) So excited to find Whisper of the Moon on this list of 10 CDs that Rocked Austin among some truly fantastic local releases.
Cover article on women musicians (11/28/14) The Austin Chronicle features perspectives from female singer-songwriters on living and working in Austin. "The more healthy you make the community for middle-class musicians, the more the entire city will thrive." (Erin Ivey) Read the article here.
Artist grant awarded (11/9/14) I am so honored to be one of the inaugural recipients of a $10K artist grant from Black Fret. I keep pinching myself.
57th GRAMMY Awards (10/21/14) You'll find the Whisper of the Moon album and "Almanac" single on this year's GRAMMY ballot! How cool is that!?
GRAMMY Festival at Sea (10/8/14) I'll be performing at the GRAMMY Festival at Sea with Heart, Emmylou Harris, The Indigo Girls, and Shawn Colvin in November. Check out all the details and come sail away with us.
Compilation album & review (10/1/14) My recording (produced by Christopher Cross) of the Herman's Hermits song "There's a Kind of Hush" is featured alongside tracks by Patty Griffin, Eric Johnson, Brownout, Ian McLagan, Alejandro Escovedo, and many more amazing musicians. The Austin American-Statesman even calls it a highlight! Read the review. The album is on sale to benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Buy the CD.
Music marketing interview (9/27/14) Instrument and gear purveyors Musician's Friend have featured me in a new article/interview about going pro. Read it here.
Filming a PBS special (9/15/14) I'm excited to announce I'll be part of this year's All ATX show at ACL Live, featuring The Zombies, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and some of Austin's most celebrated musicians. The live show and accompanying CD benefit Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. Stay tuned for PBS broadcast details.
28-day writing challenge (9/2/14) Tomorrow kicks off our homegrown Object Writing Challenge. Get all the details and join in on the blog.
Song featured in movie trailer (8/1/14) "L.T.F.D." (off Whisper of the Moon) is the soundtrack to the new trailer for Andrew Shapter's forthcoming film The Teller and the Truth. Watch it here. It is amazing.
Summer Mixtape Spotlight (7/30/14) I selected the tracks for this week's mixtape and answered your burning questions in the Austin American-Statesman.
GRAMMY award submission (7/21/14) Whisper of the Moon has been officially submitted to the Recording Academy for the 2015 GRAMMYs. Wish us luck!!
Best of 2014 so far (7/8/14) The title track from Whisper of the Moon made the Austin Chronicle's Earache best-of list!
More magazine love - en francais! (6/1/14) Check out the latest issue of L'officiel Voyage to read a great article about Austin, featuring yours truly! Download it here. It's written in French, but the pictures are wonderful in any language.
She Lives Creatively spotlight (5/14/14) In-depth interview about creativity and the life of an artist. Read it now.
Austin Monthly Magazine interview (5/1/14) Great little interview about Whisper of the Moon! On newsstands now, or read it online.
Best Radio Ad (4/9/14) The Sweetwater ad using my song "Anchor" racked up another award last weekend - a MAX Award for "Best Radio Ad" from the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.
Grant nomination (4/8/14) I am beyond excited to have been nominated for an artist grant from Black Fret. Read more about the organization, the grants, and see a full list of nominees in this article.
Texas Music Magazine review (4/3/14) Check out the latest review of Whisper of the Moon in the Spring issue of the wonderful Texas Music Magazine. I Frankensteined it together for your viewing pleasure...
Featured interview (4/1/14) I'm honored to be the first spotlight interview on artist Marcella Nordbeck's Live Creatively blog. We talk about finding balance in work and creative pursuits. Enjoy!
SXSW 2014 (3/1/14) Check out the blog to see how I'm doing things a little differently for SXSW this year.
Whisper of the Moon CD/DVD release party (2/14/14) What an amazing night! Thanks to my co-conspirators Tosca String Quartet, Mixer Rogers, Elizabeth McQueen, RyDog Johnson, and the wonderful Diverse Space Dance Theatre dancers. Read all about it, with pics and video, in this touching Austinot event review.
Guild Guitars endorsement (2/3/14) Thanks to Guild Guitars for their support - and for including me on page 23 of their beautiful 2014 product catalog! I'm so proud to be a Guild artist!
KOOP radio interview (1/27/14) Tune in today at 10am CST to What's New Radio Show on KOOP Radio to hear an interview about the new CD/DVD Whisper of the Moon, the February 13th show with the Tosca String Quartet & Mixer Rogers, and some live music. Tune in at 91.7FM or stream it at http://KOOP.org.
Tix on sale: Whisper of the Moon CD/DVD release celebration (1/14/14) Join us February 13, 2014 at 8pm at The Belmont in Austin, TX with Tosca String Quartet, Mixer Rogers, and other surprise guests. Buy your tickets now.
Party announcement (11/21/13) Save the date: February 13, 2014 - Whisper of the Moon CD/DVD release party at The Belmont in Austin, TX with Tosca String Quartet, Mixer Rogers, and other surprises. Mark this on your calendar and celebrate with us!
Guest DJ on KUTX (10/29/13) Yep, they gave me the keys to the castle for an hour. Listen to the online archive of my first-ever DJ set. That's some of the best fun I've ever had.
Whisper of the Moon reaches 100% (10/25/13) Thanks to everyone supporting our new Kickstarter fundraising campaign. We've attained our goal with just a few days to go! Now's the time to pledge for the music and other great rewards. Thanks again!
INTRODUCING a new podcast series, Getting to Know You (10/22/13) Features short interviews with the people behind Whisper of the Moon, the forthcoming CD/DVD collection by Erin Ivey and Tosca String Quartet. Listen here!
Erin + Tosca String Quartet (10/3/13) We've launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to finish a new record of lullabies and fairy tales in time for the holidays. Check out the project and all the great rewards waiting for you. Time is of the essence. We can't do it without YOU!
More live radio! (9/6/13) Darden Smith and Erin Ivey stopped by KUTX today with Darden's great band to promote their show tonight at the Paramount Stateside Theatre. Check out the recording right here.
Live radio performance (8/22/13) Check out the KUTX radio performance with David Ramirez on Eklektikos. Erin sings "L.T.F.D." and accompanies David on "Shoeboxes."
Radio interview (8/19/13) Choose the 8-18-13 podcast on After Hours Radio (Wisconsin) to hear my 30-minute segment (begins at about the 47 minute mark). We touch on pulling universal themes out of situational lyrics, muse on the Internet revolution and art as a social contract, talk about why I was nervous to release Dreamy Weather, toy with a possible new Kickstarter project, and dish about David Ramirez, Darden Smith, A is RED and synesthesia.
Midwest Summer Festivals (7/19/13) Back from opening for The Eagles at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI and Taj Mahal at Blissfest in Harbor Springs, MI. I'm thrilled with the great reviews rolling in for the new Dreamy Weather album and can't wait to round out the summer with shows in Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TEXAS baby! Stay cool.
Austin Chronicle reviews Dreamy Weather (6/14/13) "Ivey's material readies for both the packed concert halls and a barefoot, back porch concert. Erin Ivey achieves near perfection." Read it here.
Republic of Austin reviews Dreamy Weather (6/6/13) "A modern day Patsy Cline. We've never seen her as stripped down and as vulnerable as on her latest album, Dreamy Weather." Read it here.
Austin Chronicle CD release event preview (6/5/13) "Unlike many local acts who gig constantly, Erin Ivey shows up only on special occasions. Friday, the petite singer-songwriter celebrates her new live album, Dreamy Weather, at Club DeVille in what promises to be an eclectic evening of surprises." Read it here.
Daily News reviews Dreamy Weather (6/4/13) "The opening cover of Tom Waits' "Alice" sets the tone for a truly remarkable performance. Ivey is on top of her game." Read it here.
Dreamy Weather release (5/7/13) Mark your calendars for the CD release and YOU appreciation event on Friday, June 7th at Club De Ville in Austin. Check out the Facebook event page, too. Dreamy Weather will be available worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, eMusic, and more on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
Spare the Rock audio interview (3/2/13) Check out Erin's interview by Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, music for kids and their grownups.
New single "Anchor" (2/26/13) Sparse instrumentation and signature vocal harmonies. Listen and download it now, pay what you want, all proceeds to go charity.
Article and show preview (2/19/13) "If you appreciate lyrical depth and musical calm that leaves space for your thoughts, Erin Ivey is for you." Please read and Share! this great article from The Austinot.
In-studio performance with Tosca String Quartet (2/5/13) Join us on February 28, 2013 for an intimate recording before a small live studio audience. Information and tickets at erinivey.com/feb28.
Dreamy Weather review (1/15/13) Texas Music Magazine provides a beautiful glimpse into the new album. "Songs are ruminative and soulful, the sound ambient and shimmering. (Dreamy Weather) makes clear what makes clear what all the fuss is about." Read it here.
New year, new album! (1/1/13) Thanks to all your support, we made Dreamy Weather - which is available exclusively at Waterloo Records in Austin, TX (free poster w/in-store purchase) and world-wide at my Online Store.
The Sound of Austin book (11/25/12) A portrait of Erin appears in Mathew Sturtevant's beautiful coffee table book, alongside 92 other artists like Willie Nelson, Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, James Cotton, and Miss Lavelle White. Check out the book and also the KXAN TV interview with Erin and Mathew.
ReverbNation featured artist (10/11/12) In honor of being a Featured Artist and our hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, check out the FREE MUSIC DOWNLOADS on my ReverbNation page www.reverbnation.com/erinivey.
Kickstarter success! (10/10/12) Thanks to 235 wonderful souls, we'll be sending dreamy new music into the world. Our Kickstarter campaign surpassed its goal by 54%! My very first full-length live album, Dreamy Weather: Live at the Cactus Cafe, will be available first to my Kickstarter supporters in November. Woo hoo!!!
Radio broadcast + live at Threadgill's (10/10/12) Here's the archived radio show on KUT 90.5FM with Erin Ivey, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, and Aly Tadros. Also check out the Guild Guitar Night performance video from Threadgill's (go to September 2012 and select Erin Ivey).
Texas Music News interview (9/27/12) Here's a great new audio interview where we talk about... music.
Kickstart my art! (9/11/12) That's right! We captured an amazing recording, live at the renowned Cactus Cafe, and there's no better way than Kickstarter to see if there's a market for it. Please check out my Kickstarter project page, replete with video and rewards. Thanks for all your support!
Broken Gold: 4.5 Stars (8/20/12) "A songwriter of the first order, with her jazz-inflected vocals and seductive melodies, Ivey has everything it takes for stardom." Great national press from the Daily News!
Live at St. Matthew's - Free EP (7/12/12) Get the latest live recording for free! Thanks for being awesome.
Discoveries 2012 WINNER! (7/2/12) "Amelia" from the Broken Gold album has won the Musicians for Equal Opportunities for Women (aka MEOW) Discoveries 2012 Playlist competition grand prize!!! Break out the champagne!
UPDATE: Read the new interview
Guitar endorsement (6/20/12) I am beyond excited to announce that Skermetta Guitars has outfitted me with the most magical handmade electric guitar. Thanks to Peter Skermetta, Curtis Cole, and Kelly Koonce for such amazing support.
Three Raffles! (6/8/12) WINNING! Congratulations to Lisa W. from Michigan, Laure C. from Paris, France, and Grant Aaron from Austin. Thanks to everyone who participated!
1) For 2 tickets to Loudon Wainwright III & Erin Ivey at the Cactus Cafe, Sunday 6/24 at 8pm, simply leave a comment with your favorite lyric from the Broken Gold album on my blog.
2 & 3) For one of 2 DARK RIVER CDs, you just need to be on my mailing list and then you're automatically entered!
Drawings start Monday 6/11.
Audio/video (5/24/12) I made a video of "Beautiful/Wonderful" last week in Portland, Oregon. Watch it now. Then yesterday, I tried my hand at a cover song: "Wake Up" by Teddy Thompson. Listen here. Thank you, TELEPHONES, for being able to record audio and video nowadays. :)
Acoustic covers collection (4/18/12) 2 Nights with Norma is now available to the folks who pre-ordered Broken Gold. If that's you and you don't know what I'm talking about, shoot me an email.
Texas Top 10 (3/9/12) Our album Broken Gold once again broke into the Shiner TX Top 10 at Waterloo Records and landed at #3. Thank you to everyone who bought the album. I hope you're digging it.
February exclusive DVD offer (2/10/12) In February, get a FREE live DVD with the purchase of the Broken Gold CD at Waterloo Records and WaterlooRecords.com (first "buy" button on left), while supplies last. Only 50 DVDs were made and 1 has a golden ticket prize giveaway. Get more info on my blog. Go get 'em, tiger!!
Texas Artists of the Year (1/15/12) Texas Music Magazine has named Erin Ivey one of their Top Artists of 2011!
More Top 10 love (1/6/12) Broken Gold landed multiple lists in The Austin Chronicle's Top 10 Albums of 2011
Best of 2011 (12/18/11) Broken Gold made the Texas Music Magazine BEST OF 2011 list, which will be featured in their Winter 2012 issue due out in January.
#1 Album of 2011 (12/15/11) Broken Gold is named the best album of 2011 by KUT's Kevin Connor.
Documentary soundtrack (10/9/11) The Finest Kind with Erin Ivey recorded the soundtrack to Andrew Shapter's new documentary, The Teller and the Truth, at EAR Studio in Austin yesterday, improvising music to the Director's explanations of the scenes and moods. It was a magical session. I cannot wait to see and hear this movie!
Dark River review (9/30/11) "Erin Ivey's solemn reading of "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier" finds the young local songstress expanding her voice in a way that's stunning." Read it here.
Erin's Firsts (9/23/11) Check out Erin's List of Firsts c/o Transmission Entertainment & From the Mind of Adi.
New interview (9/5/11) Thanks to the ladies at TwentySomething Magazine for a great feature in their September issue.
Austin Music Minute (8/16/11) Laurie Gallardo featured my shows on KUT 90.5FM! "A sweetness, a beauty, a genuine charm..." Read or hear the radio spot HERE.
New compilation album (8/16/11) I am honored to be featured on the forthcoming album Dark River: Songs of the Civil War Era singing "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier" with Chuck Pinnell on guitar and Brian Standefer on cello. Other contributors include Jon Dee Graham, Slaid Cleaves, James McMurtry, Eliza Gilkyson, Jimmy LaFave, Jeff Plankenhorn, and Warren Hood. The album is due out Tuesday, September 13.
"Chocolate" music video on Huffington Post (8/4/11) Hooray, we're officially newsworthy!
Do512 Top Picks (7/28/11) This weekend's music video premiere show made the short list.
Best of 2011 (7/12/11) Austin Chronicle columnist Jim Caligiuri included "Sorrow No More" as one of the best tracks of 2011 (so far)!
Texas Music Magazine review (7/10/11) "These are outstanding songs, played and sung with skill and committment." Read more of this great review!
OurStage feature (5/30/11) "Fans are empirical proof of an artist's allure. But fans who are willing to finance an album signify a draw that's more powerful than average. Seconds into hearing Erin Ivey sing, you'll understand why so many of her followers were willing to cough up some coin to help her latest record, Broken Gold, see the light of day." Read the whole post and please leave a comment!
Amelia tribute (4/28/11) There's a new video tribute to Amelia Earhart, featuring the song "Amelia" from Broken Gold. Please share it!
Austin Chronicle SXSW Picks (3/16/11) Erin Ivey and The Finest Kind made the Chronicle's short list of Friday Picks. The official SXSW showcase is at Flamingo Cantina at 8pm on Friday 3/18. "Ivey corrals them all with that velvet whip of a voice."
KUT Song of the Day (3/2/11) Download "Tricks", a *brand new* song performed live on 90.5FM.
Broken Gold: 4.5 stars in Austin Music & Entertainment (2/28/11) Latest album review "This album wears so well that I hope we won't have to wait another 3 1/2 years for another Erin Ivey & The Finest Kind release."
Broken Gold now on iTunes (2/22/11) Download Broken Gold on iTunes! Don't forget to leave a rating and/or write a quick review to help others discover the music.
Austin Chronicle interview (2/22/11) Audra Schroeder talks with Erin about Broken Gold.
Radio (2/21/11) Erin Ivey and The Finest Kind performed 3 songs live on KUT 90.5FM and you can hear it here.
KEYE TV live video (2/21/11) Watch Erin Ivey and The Finest Kind perform "Sorrow No More."
KXAN TV live video (2/21/11) Watch Erin's solo acoustic version of "Chocolate".
FOX live video (2/15/11) News anchor Joe Bickett calls Erin "one of the bestest, favoritest people we ever get to see on the morning show" in this Good Day Austin clip. Erin plays a solo acoustic version of "Sorrow No More."
Tribeza interview (2/5/11) Carla McDonald talks with Erin about making the new CD Broken Gold
Broken Gold: 5 STARS in Austin Monthly (2/1/11) "Sexy, bittersweet, and joyous."
100,000 profile views (1/10/11) In honor of passing 100,000 profile views on MySpace, the title track from BROKEN GOLD is available for FREE DOWNLOAD for the next 100,000 seconds. That's 1.157 days, if anyone's counting. I was going to make the song available on MySpace, but after an hour of messing with that piece of crap, it's now available at www.erinivey.com/preorder. Hope you love it!
Radio (12/18/10) New tracks from the forthcoming album Broken Gold are getting airplay in Austin (KUT 90.5 and KGSR 93.3) and Los Angeles (KCRW). Thanks to all the great folks making this possible. Got a minute? Request a song from Broken Gold!
Film preview (10/12/10) A single ("Sing Out") from Broken Gold is featured in a film preview for The Teller and the Truth by Andrew Shapter. Check it out and then download the song FREE!
iii 100% !!! (8/11/10) THANK YOU for helping us reach 100% of the $13,500 community support goal! Pre-orders of the forthcoming album ARE still available for a limited time. The more, the merrier! (and the bigger promotional push we'll be able to have) You all are truly the BEST!
Mastering (7/19/10) We're almost finished mastering the new album at Lurssen Mastering in LA.
Video interview (5/28/10) Check out the latest interview from a 6th Street rooftop in lovely Austin, Texas.
ESPN interview (4/2/10) It's not every day they let a girl on the mic.
Pre-order blitz (4/1/10) No foolin' - we're giving away an acoustic mp3 of "Chocolate (French Version)" to EVERYONE who pre-orders the new album.
Mixing in L.A. (3/1/10) We're almost finished mixing the new album and it sounds great!!!! Go get in on special pre-order goodies.
New Album Pre-Order (2/4/10) I've gone and made a record with The Finest Kind organ trio and it is VERY AWESOME! Pre-order it here and enjoy perks that others will never know...
More Haunting (11/25/09) Shows at The Ghost Room have been so well received, they've extended my residency! Dates above. Thanks and keep up the good lovin'!
News Interview (11/12/09) I'm in minute 3 of the KEYE TV story about modern music distribution. Also features Los Lonely Boys and Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel).
Video / Review (10/15/09) Fantastic video coverage of the Kaleidoscope Project and a backstage interview by the Republic of Austin
Austin Monthly Magazine Cover (10/10/09) What an amazing honor to be featured on the cover of Austin Monthly Magazine this October! I keep pinching myself.
THANK YOU (10/8/09) Thanks for making the Musical Kaleidoscope Project such a wonderful success! Check out all the pictures.
Musical Kaleidoscope Project Here are the special guests for the October 1 Musical Kaleidoscope Project, an exploration of improvisation and inter-disciplinary collaboration in The Rollins Theatre.
The Finest Kind - Hammond M3 organ trio - Rolf Ordahl, Ross Alexander, JJ Johnson
Red Corner Rhymers - Cheryl Kaderli, JC Baxter, Matt Howard, Gregg Irick,
Blue Lapis Light aerial dancers,
Ephraim Owens on trumpet,
Mike Henry as M.C.,
Jon Dee Graham on guitar,
Stephen Doster on guitar,
Joel Laviolette on mbira,
Danny Malone - song & dance man,
Matt Shields - tap dance
Erin Meyer & Noel Gaulin - projection design,
Brian Standefer - cello, and
Libby Kirkpatrick - voice
Save the Date We're gearing up for a musical kaleidoscope at The Long Center on Thursday, October 1. That's the day before ACL Festival. Kick off the weekend with me and some very special guests!
On Tour (6/26/09) Houston, LA, NYC, Chicago... I look forward to singing for you!
Writing Repose (5/12/09) I am buried in 6 weeks of hibernation in the Great North and will post updates on my blog until we meet again.
Austin Chronicle Article (4/29/09) "Ivey's adventurousness stands out in a town saturated with singer-songwriters." Link to it HERE.
Thank you. (4/28/09) Lately, I have been overwhelmed by your support and appreciation. Thank you for helping me come this far, wherever this is. It's nice to be here with you.
"Live at The Long Center" (4/14/09) Limited digital release of "Live at The Long Center" IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!
Fox News Appearance (4/14/09) Live! and oh so early in the morning. Check it.
SXSW 2009 (3/3/09) My official SXSW showcase is Friday, March 20 at the live.create lounge at 10pm.
Hideout Performance Series (2/26/09) Last night's inaugural shows exceeded all my expectations. Thank you for coming! Keep spreading the word!
With Eddy Hobizal on Aielli Unleashed (2/24/09) Check out the live recording in KUT's Studio 1A.
Austinist Accolades (1/9/09) Palatial praise from Austin's Prince William!
Song of the Day (12/18/08) My live cover of Springsteen's "Atlantic City" is on Texas Music Matters. Download or stream it from the KUT website.
SOLD OUT Show at The Long Center (10/26/08) Thanks to everyone who packed the Rollins Theater for the first-ever live band performance there! Sorry we had to turn so many away... The DVD is coming in early 2009. Here are PHOTOS from the show.
Live on Austin's NPR station (10/25/08) Great live solo versions of "Amelia", "All in Time", "Take the One", and Bruce Springsteen's haunting "Atlantic City"right here.
Post-Africa/Pre-Monolith Interview (8/19/08) and free song downloads at MadeLoud.com
CD Review in EP Times (8/16/08) in the Celebrity Gossip column, no less!
From Zambia, With Love & Another Review (8/5/08) Back from Africa with jetlag and another review for the Sweet Little EP!
Sweet Little EP Review (5/24/08) Austin Sound rocks my world AND published a great review of the new CD.
Live On Austin's NPR Station (5/22/08) Listen to last weekend's performance on Folkways with Kevin Connor at KUT.org.
Northeast US Tour & Homecoming Show (5/14/08) Wrapped up last night in Annapolis, MD. Check out the short video recap of VA, NJ, & NY on my blog.
Perez Hilton (4/7/08) The shout-out to "Chocolate" on PerezHilton.com has been generating quite a stir...
Austin Music Minute (3/24/08) Laurie Gallardo features "Chocolate" on the KUT 90.5FM Austin Music Minute.
Free CD Download (3/14/08) Make haste and download the Oh Crap Its SXSW mixtape, chock full of live-from-my-living-room antics. These songs are gonna look great on you.
Ready to Pop (3/4/08) Two new records are on their way (in April and July), lots of upcoming shows in far off places, and SXSW impending. Strapped in for the ride, I am ready to POP!
Austin Radio (12/28/07) Thanks to DJ Rocky Ruffhauser for including me as a featured artist in his end-of-the-year special, Le Chateau Daddy-O on KOOP 91.7fm.
World Leaders/Erin Ivey to Meet in Annapolis for Peace Conference/House Concert (11/23/07) In separate events strongly linked by location, world leaders and I will pursue "peace in the Middle East" and/or play some sweet tunes in my mom's living room. Two things I have that they don't: Joe Metzka on guitar and a full-length album for sale on iTunes.
In the Studio (10/18/07) I am recording new originals at Stinson Studios in Austin. There would be pictures except for another recent digital camera homicide. I'll work on it and get back to you.
Top Unsigned Artist Competition (9/17/07) Thanks to your votes, I was #1 in the second round of the Unsigned Artist Competition and got to perform at the legendary Antone's blues club in Austin. It was an amazing experience. THANK YOU!
Grand Hotel (9/1/07) Come see the debut of my new musical venture on Thursday evening, September 6 from 7-9pm on the lawn at the Triangle. Bring a picnic and watch the sun set to jazz songs from the 20s and 30s. Romance is in the air.
Top 25 (8/30/07) The Recording Conservatory of Austin has ranked me in the Top 25 for their Unsigned Artist Competition! The grand prize is professional studio time. Cast your vote before Sept 10 and please help spread the word.
Austin Lullabies (8/4/07) The new Song Series is called Austin Lullabies. The EP was released last night in Austin and will be available online soon.
CD Review (8/2/07) Critic Steve Bell reviews The 11th Floor here.
New Music. Free Stuff. (7/30/07) That's right... giveaways for everyone at Flipnotics this Friday for the official unveiling of the new Song Series! It's just a 1 hour set (9-10pm) and the last Austin show this summer, so come early to get a good seat. Jesse Sublett follows.
Solo Debut at the Cactus Cafe (7/28/07) Last night's show at the Cactus was amazing. Many thanks to Griff, Christopher, Plumtucker's David Lutes, and everyone who came out to see the set!
Austin Chronicle Recommended Show (7/21/07) Tonight's show at the Hole in the Wall has the glorious distinction of being a Chronicle recommended event, citing "Erin Ivey's temptation-treading moans." Mmm hmm.
Flipnotics at the Triangle - Thursdays 8pm through July! These shows are so fun to play. Thanks to everyone coming. I love singing for you.
On the Austin Music Minute (6/23/07) Tune in to KUT 90.5 FM on Monday 6/25 to hear The 11th Floor featured by Teresa Ferguson on the Austin Music Minute throughout the day.
CD at Waterloo (6/12/07) The 11th Floor CD is now also available at Waterloo Records in Austin. Go get it!
Portland Press (5/10/07) The "delicious alterna-pop" of The 11th Floor is featured in The Oregonian newspaper's Pop Music spot. Read it HERE.
CD NEWS! (5/5/07) The 11th Floor is now available online.
c.jane (4/4/07) In the spot where By George resided on The Drag, c.jane has taken Austin by a dazzling storm of flirty dresses and sexy jeans. I'll be wearing some in upcoming performances.
Video Series (3/2/07) During the making of The 11th Floor album, I've been collecting random "fact of the day" footage, available HERE for the month of March.
Recording (2/20/07) Just a few days left in the studio before final mixing and mastering of The 11th Floor album. Pictures at my Blog and new audio coming soon!
Artist-in-Residence (1/15/07) I've been selected as the first Artist-in-Residence at Rumblefish in Portland, OR. This is an amazing opportunity to get creative and technical assistance with my album, along with support for licensing to TV, film, radio, etc. If you're a musician, check 'em out.
Yellow Brick Road (12/12/06) Maryland for Christmas, Austin for a private party gig, then to Portland, Oregon to record until March. I'll try to post lots of pictures over the next couple of months, though I am a serial digital camera killer. More on that later...
Confection EP Sold Out (11/4/06) No more EPs! Thanks for all your love & support.
High Street Fall Fiasco (9/28/06) Pictures of the Fall Fiasco are available here. Thanks to everybody who came. It was a great night!
Journal Star Interview (8/26/06) Here's the latest interview.
Erin Featured in Numero Magazine (8/5/06) Read a great article about Erin's time in Peoria and plans for the future.
Limited Edition EP (7/19/06) 99 numbered copies of the Confection EP are now available, featuring Rooftops, Chocolate, Never Thought, and Take the One.
Old Song/New Song (5/2/06) A Music Lab soundcheck (old song) and the first recording since Erin's electronic armageddon (new song) are available here.
Chicago Music Lab (2/23/06) Erin has been invited to attend the upcoming Red Bull Music Lab in Chicago! Check the blog for updates. If you are a musician interested in production, apply for this. It's coming to Houston, St. Louis, Raleigh, and San Francisco this year.
Project Studio (1/5/06) Happy New Year! The tower studio is up and running. See pictures here.
New Photos (12/13/05) Pictures shot in November by photographer Dave McClinton are now available in the Gallery.
... And Hiding Away (10/23/05) Erin will be dedicating 2006 to a musical chrysalis near Chicago. She departs Austin mid-November to prepare her cocoon.
Four Weeks at the Top (9/27/05) Thanks to each of you who downloaded Erin's track from Austin Online Music, making it the most downloaded song for a month straight.
FAQs Posted (9/13/05) Your frequently asked questions are being answered in the Library.
Most Downloaded Song (9/6/05) Thanks for making Gone the most listened to and most downloaded song on Austin Online Music for one week and counting!
Gone Featured at Austin Online Music (8/31/05) Austin Online Music has recognized Erin Ivey as a Founding Artist and chosen Gone as a Featured Song on launch day.
'The 11th Floor' Production Blog (8/26/05) Be the first to know the latest.
ErinIvey.com Redesign (6/23/05) Check back often for website expansions, song clips, news, photos, giveaways, and stories from 'The 11th Floor'.
Erin Ivey Track Released (5/5/05) Erin's track, Gone, appears on a compilation of new electronic music released by Red Bull.
Recording in the Stoneleigh Penthouse (4/2/05) With the help of Rumblefish CEO Paul Anthony, Erin is producing a new track in the penthouse of the Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas. Built in 1923, the hotel's trap doors, secret passageways, sliding mirrors, and hidden rooms enhance the atmosphere of the track, a prison folk song from the turn of the 20th century.
Dallas Music Labs (3/20/05) Erin has been selected to attend a five-day music production workshop with producers Lorin Ashton (aka Bassnectar) and Craig Russo. Erin is one of ten participants selected from the southwest US.