Photo credit: Brenda Staples
Erin Coburn is a force to be reckoned with. Since a young age, she’s captivated her audiences with her prowess on guitar, powerful vocals, and unique blend of rock and blues, bringing it all into the 21st century.
Those that attend Erin’s live shows describe her as having a mesmerizing stage presence with her intricate arrangements and dynamic lyrics. She commands her band with effortless confidence while giving the audience something unexpected, like shredding her electric ukulele during a hypnotizing solo. It’s hard to pigeon-hole Erin’s style of music into one genre, which makes her music all the more compelling. It’s no wonder she’s seen her music placed on the Top 100 on the Americana Radio Charts.
With her latest release, ‘Out From Under’ (October 2019) this Kentucky native captures her natural progression to a more mature sound with edgier lyrics, searing guitar solos, and a dash of humor.
“While I was writing the songs for the album, “Out from Under”, I noticed a theme of growth within,” explains Erin. “I saw that I was breaking out of rules and restrictions I had once put on myself because I listened to and believed the so-called norms of society and even in music. With each distinct guitar part, lyric, and melody I crafted, I became more comfortable with me and who I really am. I think this album will certainly create a deeper connection with those that listen to it. Creating a connection and being relatable is my ultimate goal with what I give through my music. No matter what you are going through, you are not alone.”
Erin regularly performs across the U.S. at venues and festivals of all sizes. She has performed with Grammy award winning artists in Nashville, was nominated for the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards in the Best Blues artist category, the 2018 Josie Awards for “Young Adult Artist of the Year” award for independent artists, and has played several shows and festivals, including Summerfest in Milwaukee, BlissFest in Michigan, and the main stage at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Arkansas.
Some of Erin’s notable recent shows have been repeat performances at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, the Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis, and being the opening act for The Marcus King Band, The Accidentals, Larry McCray, and Three Dog Night.