Erin McKeown has packed a ton of music into her young career. With 4 studio albums, 2 EPs, and numerous soundtracks and compilations to her credit, the 28-year-old songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hasn't stopped for a breather in the last 10 years.
Along the way she has averaged 200 shows a year and garnered the praise of fans and critics alike. McKeown's newest release is Sing You Sinners, a mischevious take on the not-so-standard entries in the American Songbook .
"Airborne metaphors carry the songwriter Erin McKeown all the way through her fourth album, We Will Become Like Birds (Nettwerk). Her clear mezzo-soprano sounds perpetually optimistic, and so do the syncopated electric guitar parts she picks and plucks through the sparsely arranged but fully realized songs."
--Jon Pareles, New York Times
"Her operative mood is effortless grace."
-- LA Weekly