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Erin McKeown

October 18, 2008
8:00 PM

Admission:
$20.00

From elegant pop to balls-out rock, sweet electronics to witty swing, Erin McKeown has packed a ton of music into her young career. With 5 albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks and compilations to her credit, the 29-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hasn’t stopped for a breather in the last 10 years. Along the way she has averaged 200 shows a year and garnered the praise of fans and critics alike. McKeown’s newest release is Lafayette, a rollicking evening with her six-piece Little Big Band.

“A gifted singer/songwriter with a deft touch on the guitar, mandolin, piano and banjo, Erin McKeown calls herself a mix between Django Reinhardt and G. Love. But even that description only scratches the surface of her music’s sly lyrics and rip-roaring swing.” –David Dye, World Cafe, NPR

“Her clear mezzo-soprano sounds perpetually optimistic, and so do the syncopated electric guitar parts she picks and plucks through the sparsely arranged but fully realized songs. A degree in ethnomusicology, and African undercurrents, separate her from more rhythmically earthbound folk-rockers. The ballast is lyrics about breakups and aftermaths; her first words on the album are ‘I’m in shambles, blown to bits by our troubles.’ Those troubles give her something to rise above.” –Jon Pareles, New York Times

Artist Website:
http://www.erinmckeown.com         
         

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