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So the story goes, I was singing on the way home from the hospital. And I clung to that thread which was passed down to me from both sides of my family; Weaving through life with music. There was a lot of singing together, piano, and guitar in my family. My mom was in an acoustic trio with harmonies. They practiced in our house. So, we did too - while washing dishes, etc.
I sang the harmony with my middle sister who learned all the songs on guitar and we sang for miscellaneous shows. Meanwhile, I played clarinet in band, which was my grandfather’s from his Big Band days. I played tenor sax in the jazz band and did the marching band thing - we had Captain Marvel as our coach. We did a bit of touring the competition rings. Getting out of our small West Virginia town was great excitement.
After my sister graduated, I felt a bit lost. I began studying voice at Shenandoah College and Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia and was soon on a trail towards the music field. I attended Alderson-Broaddus College on a scholarship in West Virginia but Berklee College of Music is where I really wanted to be, so I moved to Boston, MA.
I was in a couple of cover bands before I met my friends from Hunter’s Moon. We were an acoustic trio with cool harmonies performing originals from each of us. During this time, I sang on personalized children’s tapes (some very interesting names and fun making animal sounds). After Hunter’s Moon disintegrated, my album was born: Road Signs To The Sun. I was a featured vocalist on John Donelan’s cd: Our Life And Times which was recorded with the same band. I began to play guitar with John; performing as a duo or sometimes with a band to promote our music.
I needed to branch out on my own, so I started playing more solo gigs. I had different line-ups of my band and tried to come up with some interesting band names but nothing stuck. In 2008, I released my studio record (with 14 musical guests), Don’t Forget About It. During the recording, my good friend from college, Steve and I reconnected. That is when The Erinn Brown Band had solidified. After performing for a few years and giving my recorded material a different feel, we went into the studio for a Live cd: Erinn Brown Band, Ruled My Life, in 2011.
I’m always trying to work on new material. For the next recording, there are a few collaborations with Alison Keslow, Steve Peabody and Randy Leventhal. We've started recording and will have a 7 song CD by the end of 2020 .
I perform with a band, trio, duo or solo gigs when I’m not teaching private lessons.
"Sultry funk 'n' soul from a singer who knows about the intricacies of the heart. The music stings and heals at the same time.''
-- STEVE MORSE, longtime Boston Globe reviewer
Erinn Brown is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist with 3 well received Cd's of original music. Her music is a rootsy hybrid of Rock, Soul and Blues.
Erinn grew up in a musical household, loved playing in jazz band and her conservatory vocal studies so she moved to Boston to pursue her musical endeavors.
After graduating Berklee College of Music, Brown sang for rock cover bands while writing her own material. Hunter's Moon, an acoustic trio of songwriters established in 1996, helped Erinn develop her interpretive style in singing both cover and original songs. Erinn's debut album, Road Signs to The Sun, was released in 1999. After almost a decade of different band formations and envisioning her new project, Erinn ‘2N’ Brown released her studio record (with 14 musical guests), Don’t Forget About Itin June 2008. During that recording, Erinn and her good college friend, Steve Peabody reconnected. That is when The Erinn Brown Band solidified, giving her recorded material a different feel. They recorded their ‘live in the studio’ cd: Erinn Brown Band, Ruled My Life, in 2011.
Erinn and her band have performed for festivals in Boston and the North Shore: Marblehead Festival for The Arts, Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, Boston Music Festival, Deerfield Festival, NH., Hampton Beach Seafood Festival and at the Stratham Festival in NH. In 2018, Erinn opened up for Sophie B. Hawkins at Amazing Things Arts Center, in Framingham, MA. Erinn Brown has performed at popular Massachusetts venues in Boston/Cambridge as well as New York, Washington, D.C. and Austin, TX. She continues to perform on the east coast.
The Erinn Brown Band (2N, Randy Leventhal, Steve Peabody and Alison Keslow) will be releasing a studio EP. There is no date for the release of Brown’s next Cd with new originals but it is coming soon.
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