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Erin McKeown (b. October 15, 1977) is a multi-instrumentalist and folk-rock singer/songwriter.
McKeown began her career in the folk scene. She released her first album, Monday Morning Cold, on her own label (TVP Records), travelling throughout New England while still a student at Brown University in order to promote the record. She later graduated from Brown with a degree in Ethnomusicology.
McKeown's music is difficult to categorize in terms of genre; it has touched on pop, swing, rock, folk, and electronic music, as well as many other genres. She continues to perform regularly, spending much of her time touring throughout the world with artists such as Ani DiFranco, Josh Ritter, the Indigo Girls, Martin Sexton, Andrew Bird, and others. McKeown also took part in Queerstock, a music festival dedicated to promoting GLBT musicians.
Early in her career, she also collaborated with Beth Amsel, Jess Klein, and Rose Polenzani; the four of them performed as Voices on the Verge.
McKeown's 2005 album, We Will Become Like Birds (produced by Tucker Martine), served as a departure from her earlier work, with a more rock-oriented sound.
Her latest release, Sing You Sinners is due out in Europe on the 23rd October 2006, while it will make its American debut in January 2007.