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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Erin McKeown

One to Watch in 2010
by Emmery Brakke

Fri 9/24/10 - 2 Shows
at Club Passim - Cambridge, MA


When Erin McKeown traveled from her hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia to attend school at Brown University, there was no way she could have predicted that her career path would be that of an incredibly diversely talented singer-songwriter; but ten years and ten album releases later - that’s exactly what she is. *That's a hell of a lot of live shows.

Erin’s career is one of the most satisfying success stories out there. With her wide range of musical styles, from her early folk albums, to the successful alternative-rock album “We Will Become Like Birds” and even all the way to “Sing You Sinners”, her album of classic jazz covers, her skill set as both an artist and a writer are undeniable.


Distillation, released in 2000, was McKeown’s debut. The concepts behind McKeown's album "Anniversary Tour" is wonderful, and the execution is sure to be even better; the tour consists of a select number of shows in select locations where McKeown will perform the entirety of Distillation from start to finish, as it was recorded. For the second part of the set she has selected songs that she feels represent how she has grown from that album, both older and newer material.

It’s really wonder to have such an intimate opportunity to glimpse into a favorite artist's development. The tour kicked off last week in North Carolina, but the next stop will be right here in Cambridge on Friday at Club Passim, one of the places McKeown performed at early on in her career. It should be a magical experience, one that I recommend you do not miss.

Fri Sep 24 - Cambridge MA
 - Club Passim

Fri Oct 08 - Portland ME
 - One Longfellow Square

Sat Oct 9 - Northampton MA
 - Iron Horse
Sun Oct 17 - New York NY
 - Highline Ballroom

Wed Oct 20 - Chicago IL - 
Lincoln Hall

Fri Oct 22 - Pittsburgh PA - 
Rex Theatre

Sat Oct 23 - Arlington VA - 
IOTA Club & Cafe

Sun Oct 24 - Philadelphia PA
 - World Cafe Live
Mon Nov 08 - Seattle WA - 
Triple Door
Thu Nov 11 - Los Angeles CA - 
Largo at the Coronet
Sun Nov 14 - San Francisco CA - 
Cafe DuNord

Erin McKeown
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