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    9.3.12: new dates announced for the fall! check them out on the tour page!

    7.1.12: thank you everyone for supporting my pledge campaign! we raised 150% of our goal and made a substantial donation to Media Action Grassroots Network! i am forever grateful for your excitement and generosity! stay tuned for more news on the new record.

    6.25.12: call me crazy, but in the short time remaining in my pledge campaign, i want to try to DOUBLE our goal! why? to raise more money for the Media Action Grassroots Network, make a second music video, and support a fall tour! be part of the madness!

    6.7.12: check out my latest daytrotter session !

    5.8.12: YOU DID IT!! in just 6 days you funded my new album and video campaign. AMAZING!! now, 10% of any money we raise goes to the Media Action Grassroots Network. let's keep it going for them. click here to pledge. thank you!!

    5.2.12: i'm so excited to announce the launch of my pledge music campaign to bring you my newest studio album! the record is completely finished, but i need your help to bring it to as many people as possible. get an early listen to the tracks and find out how to get involved. thank you!!

    4.11.12: if you missed it, you can watch the archive of Future Of Music's Kristin Thomson and my Berkman Center talk on artists and their teams. and check out this recent podcast i taped with nancy baym, kristin hersh, and zoe keating where we explore the metaphor of music as community supported agriculture.

    3.13.12: happy spring! it's almost time for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT. but in the meantime, Erin's getting her conference on with a variety of speaking engagements in april. check it out on the tour page!

    1.18.12: today's the big action day on the web. show your opposition to SOPA and PIPA by calling your congressperson! i made a little video to tell you why i oppose these bills and what you can do to help. watch it here!

    1.9.12: Erin is starting the new year off right with the return of the Acoustic Cafe Tour- this year featuring Carrie Rodriguez, Kelly Joe Phelps, and Erin. Each show will have small solo sets from each artist, followed by an entire set featuring all three artists performing on each other's songs. click .tour below for complete dates!

    12.18.11: Did you miss the live Cabin Fever Anti-Holiday Spectacular with singers, dancers, & special guests? click here to watch the archive!

    12.7.11: Check out the new trailer for the upcoming Cabin Fever Anti-Holiday Spectacular, airing live on the internet Sunday, Dec 18, 2011, 6p ET.

    11.1.11: Surprise! Erin's got a new album! "F*ck That!" is the world's first anti-capitalist, pro-queer, suspicious of christmas-as-patriotism, sex-positive, not safe for work, multi-ethnic, radical leftist Anti-Holiday record. The holidays suck, so let's sing about it! And don't forget to pick up the accompanying hymnal. Click here to listen and buy.

    6.15.11: Checkout Erin's brand new, unreleased song, "Geography of Diamonds". It's part of "America: Now and Here", a multi-media meditation on our country.

    6.15.11: Erin's got a cool new gig starting in the fall, a Harvard U / Berkman Center fellowship! (Dont worry, she's still gonna tour)

    4.5.11:Erin's partnered with PRX to produce a wee-little PSA about why public broadcasting is important to her. click here to have listen and have your local station play this!

    11.23.10:Erin's appearance on Oregon Public Radio's Livewire is now available via podcast!

    10.28.10:Listen to a fabulous interview with Erin on Baltimore's WYPR

    08.31.10:Watch a video of Erin and Rachel Maddow performing a song they wrote together via text-message. The song and performance were part of a recent benefit to raise money for Gulf Coast Clean-up. Check it out!.



    - Q ____ - Uncut

    After eight full-length records, three EPs, and 12 years of touring the globe non-stop, writer, performer, and multi-instrumentalist Erin McKeown is just getting warmed up.

    Over the last decade, Erin has spent an average of 200 nights onstage each year. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Later with Jools Holland, NPR, BBC, and has had her music placed in numerous films, television shows, and commercials. She has even written a song via text message with her friend Rachel Maddow.

    Erin’s compelling and energy packed stage show teamed with her seemingly effortless ability to bridge genres has garnered her international acclaim:

    "Her operative mood is effortless grace" - LA Weekly

    "In several distinctive ways- voice, dynamic subtlety, and sheer songwriting ability- Erin McKeown is in a class of her own." - Sunday Times (UK)

    She regularly collaborates and performs with her peers Andrew Bird, Anais Mitchell, Ben Sollee, Carrie Rodriguez, Mike Doughty, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter. She has also performed at many of the world’s esteemed music festivals including Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, Glastonbury, and Oxegen.

    Erin explains the driving force in her career, “I make music because I am made of music. I feel it and express it constantly. I speak through my songs because I feel a deep sense of responsibility as a citizen to participate in the world the best way I know how.”

    In the summer of 2009, Erin created "Cabin Fever", a live internet concert series broadcast from her picturesque cabin in rural Massachusetts. Described as "Wayne's World meets the Judy Garland Show", the series has garnered considerable attention for its entertaining exploration of the intersections of art, technology, and commerce.

    In the last several years, the Brown University graduate has launched a successful side-career as a political activist, lobbying regularly on Capitol Hill in an effort to connect the worlds of policy, music, and technology. Erin has spoken at some of the country’s top music and technology conferences including Future of Music Coalition's Policy Summit, Free Press' National Conference for Media Reform, Re-Think Music, and Innovate/Activate 2.0. Erin is also a 2011-12 fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

    Erin is currently recording her 9th studio record, set to be released in the Fall of 2012.

    "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

    click here to read Erin's blog

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    Join Erin McKeown on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 6pm ET, for the next installment in her ground-breaking Cabin Fever series. With the "Cabin Fever Anti-Holiday Spectacular", Erin will try to ruin your holidays by performing her newest album, "F*ck That!", in its entirety. She'll be accompanied by a full chorus, celebrity anti-holiday wishes, and other spectacles. Watch the trailer and get more info here.

    click here to watch all the episodes in the "Cabin Fever Series"