We’re very excited to announce that Friends House Concerts will open its Fall 2019 season with an evening with Erin Mckeown.
We’ve been listening to Erin’s music for a long time, and can’t believe we’re going host her in Colorado Springs. Erin and her guitar have been touring the world for many years, and we love her original songwriting, singing, and playing as much as her take on jazz classics and standards.
In addition to issuing 10 full-length albums, she’s written for TV, movies, and most recently, has co-written her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, with Pulitzer-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes (which was nominated for 5 Drama Desk awards, including Best Lyrics, Best Music, and best Orchestrations. The Wall Street Journal named it the best musical of 2018).
Erin is a great performer, engaging the audience with great cheer and enthusiasm, while keeping them rapt with her musicianship and lyrics. We hope you’ll join us for this rare opportunity to be part of an intimate evening with a rare artist-Erin McKeown
“Every once in a while there's a real find, one of those musical discoveries as unique as they are entertaining. Meet Erin McKeown, a young beat poet who mixes folk, rock, jazz and blues songs, backed by her guitar playing” NY Times
"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
"In several distinctive ways– voice, dynamic subtlety, and sheer songwriting ability– Erin McKeown is in a class of her own." – Sunday Times (UK)
“It’s fun, it’s flirty, it’s morbid, but it also bangs.” – Brightest Young Things for “Pretty Little Cemetery” (2017)