FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019
Venue Lockwood Lobby
In several distinctive ways — voice, dynamic subtlety, and sheer songwriting ability — Erin McKeown is in a class of her own.
Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Over the last 20 years, she has performed around the world, released 10 full-length albums, and written for film, television, and theater, all the while refining her distinctive and challenging mix of American musical forms.
Her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, written with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2018. It was nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Lyrics, Best Music and Best Orchestrations, and The Wall Street Journal named it Best Musical of 2018.
Leading her own band, she has performed at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Newport Folk Festivals. A familiar presence on NPR and the BBC, McKeown’s songs have also appeared in numerous commercials and television shows.
Her latest solo release is 2017’s MIRRORS BREAK BACK.
McKeown is the 2020 Professor of the Practice at Brown University.