Erin Ivey is a young songwriter out of Austin, Texas who in just a few short years, as become one of the city’s most promising talents.
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Ivey left the east cost to attend college at the University of Texas. During her sophomore year, she purchased her first guitar and soon afterward, began to write her own songs.
After a series of moves and music-inspiring life experiences, Ivey relocated back to Austin and in February 2007, released her debut album, The 11th Floor, a record whose title is taken from the eleventh floor of the Stoneleigh Hotel in Dallas, Texas – a place where Ivey wrote many of her earlier songs. The album, chock-full of charming folk songs, introduced Ivey as a compelling storyteller whose satisfyingly sweet voice is the key that makes her music so enchanting.
Building upon the attention the album brought locally, Ivey began tirelessly performing shows and broadening her audience in the process.
Later that same year, Ivey released the Austin Lullabies EP, a trio of lullabies written for a close friend after the birth of her daughter. She quickly followed it with the release of Sweet Little EP in 2008, a five-track set consisting of three new original songs, an affecting cover of Radiohead‘s “Climbing Up The Walls” and a 12-minute ‘interview’ track.
Currently back and seemingly settled in Austin, Ivey has been steadily performing live shows and continues to write music. One of her latest songs, the deeply groovy “Sing Out,” is heavily used in the upcoming independent film, The Teller And The Truth, which is still in production and slated for a winter 2011 release.
In the meantime, Ivey is due to release her next album, Broken Gold with The Finest Kind, an R&B trio consisting of Rolf Ordahl, Ross Alexander and JJ Johnson, early next year, but interested parties can pre-order the album at Ivey’s official site.