Erin McKeown (Barnaby Bright opens) at the me & thee coffeehouse
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 Fall of 2012.
"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
Brooklyn-based indie folk rock duo Barnaby Bright, have garnered high accolades for their lyrically captivating and impeccably balanced songwriting and sound. The ying to each other's yang, Becky's angelic voice enchants audiences, while Nathan's brilliant mastery of multiple instruments and writing styles guides the songs down their path. Finalists in the prestigious New York Song Circle Contest for two years in a row, Barnaby Bright was awarded the Grand Prize, winners in November 2010 for their song, "Don't Look Down."
Between Nathan's bachelor degree in saxophone performance and jazz composition from Berklee College of Music as well as a Masters of Recording from The Conservatory of the Recording Arts & Sciences in Tempe, Arizona and Becky's degree in vocal performance, it's no surprise the married duo wrote and self-produced their first album, "Wake The Hero," garnering accolades such as being highlighted as an "Emerging Artist" at the legendary Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in July 2010. Their music has been featured on ER, Days of Our Lives, and Roadtrip Nation, and the catchy, melodic "If I Came Back As a Song" placed third in 2007's International Song-Writing Competition, whose panel of judges including Tom Waits.
A positive, gracious attitude lures audiences from all over the world into a Barnaby Bright performance, captivated not only by the gorgeous melodies they produce but also by the simplistic spirit of two musicians who truly love their art as much as they love each other. They have toured all over the US in addition to completing two successful month-long European tours, dazzling fans with unique instrumentation, powerful harmonies, intelligent lyrics, and genuine warmth on stage. Inspired by literature, life, human behavior, and a hint of fantasy, Barnaby Bright is a classic vision of timeless indie folk rock in all its glory.
Their first Mishara Music recording was released in May 2011 a six cut EP, including both award winning songs from "Wake The Hero" and two new songs - "Reverend's Son and the first radio track "Gravity".
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