Erin McKeown

Early show

Erin McKeown

Special Guest Jenn Grant

Sat, January 19, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:45 pm

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

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Erin McKeown - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Erin McKeown
After eight full-length records, three EPs, and 12 years of touring the globe non-stop, writer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist Erin McKeown is just getting warmed up.

Over the last decade, Erin has spent an average of 200 nights onstage each year. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Later with Jools Holland, NPR, BBC, and has had her music placed in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. She has even written a song via text message with her friend Rachel Maddow.

Erin's compelling and energy packed stage show teamed with her seemingly effortless ability to bridge genres has garnered her international acclaim:

"Her operative mood is effortless grace" - LA Weekly

"In several distinctive ways- voice, dynamic subtlety, and sheer songwriting ability- Erin McKeown is in a class of her own." - Sunday Times (UK)

She regularly collaborates and performs with her peers Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez, Mike Doughty, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter. She has also performed at many of the world's esteemed music festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, Glastonbury, and Oxegen.

Erin explains the driving force in her career, "I make music because I am made of music. I feel it and express it constantly. I speak through my songs because I feel a deep sense of responsibility as a citizen to participate in the world the best way I know how."

In the summer of 2009, Erin created "Cabin Fever", a live internet concert series broadcast from her picturesque cabin in rural Massachusetts. Described as "Wayne's World meets the Judy Garland Show", the series has garnered considerable attention for its entertaining exploration of the intersections of art, technology, and commerce.



In the last several years, the Brown University graduate has launched a successful side-career as a political activist, lobbying regularly on Capitol Hill in an effort to connect the worlds of policy, music, and technology. Erin has spoken at some of the country's top music and technology conferences including Future of Music Coalition's Policy Summit, Free Press' National Conference for Media Reform, Re-Think Music, and Innovate/Activate 2.0. Erin is also a 2011-12 fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Erin is currently recording her 9th studio record, set to be released in the Spring of 2013.

"Her playing is so muscular, her arrangements so well conceived that she succeeds brilliantly. As with all truly great guitarists, the wonder is less in her chops than her choices" - Boston Globe
Special Guest Jenn Grant - (Set time: 7:45 PM)
Special Guest Jenn Grant
The honeymoon continues for East Coast nightingale Jenn Grant, who is set to release her third album on Six Shooter Records on September 25, 2012. With The Beautiful Wild, Jenn follows love’s twisted, tangled path deep into the heart’s jungle. The new record is about finding the courage to lose oneself in the wilderness, in all of its savage and sublime experiences.

The dense, exotic sounds of The Beautiful Wild depart from the giddy blush of Honeymoon Punch, Jenn Grant’s Juno Nominated and Polaris Long Listed previous album. There is a mature solemnity to be found that creates a new intimacy and immediacy with the listener. Jenn Grant’s intuitive ability to express emotion has helped to define her as one of Canada’s premiere vocalists; even in the darkest corners of the wilderness, her prismatic, iridescent voice continues to sparkle, dancing over adventurous new layers that include harp, flute and sitar.

Jenn Grant is a lively member of a thriving East Coast artist community. The Beautiful Wild features many notable locals, including Old Man Luedecke, Rose Cousins, Erin Costello, Kinley Dowling, David Christiansen and the Halifax Boys’ Honour Choir.