Selected performances:

Ottawa Folk Festival
Mission FM Festival
High Sierra Festival
McCall Music Festival
Blue Skies Festival
Festival de Verano
Seattle Mercer Arena

Triple Door
Rogue Folk Club
McCurdy Pavilion
Panida Theater
Tractor Tavern
Alladin Theater
Old Town School
of Folk Music
Neutral Ground
Freight & Salvage

Milton Nascimento
Richard Thompson
The Story
Martin Simpson
Blind Boys of Alabama
Roger McGuinn
Jesse Colin Young
David Grisman

“Percussively powerful... unforgettable”
Boston Phoenix

“Lilting acoustic magic”
Ottawa Sun

Erin Corday
She wraps her voice around a trip-hop folk song, a Brazilian classic, even the sound of skipping stones across the water. Of Mexican, Icelandic and Swedish ancestry, Erin Corday is an American singer and songwriter who brings epic rhythms, emotional depth and imagination to subtly dynamic performances. With influences as diverse as Joao Gilberto, Stina Nordenstam and Daniel Lanois, she has been compared to Sarah McLachlan, Bebel Gilberto, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell and Karen Peris of Innocence Mission. Moving from rhythmic folk-chill to lush down-tempo ballads and Americana, Corday’s main instrument onstage is her Gibson ES-335 electric guitar. Joel Litwin accompanies on drums, percussion and vocals.

Erin has headlined at premier concert halls (500 - 1,200 seats) with Johnny Cunningham, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill and the Flying Karamazov Brothers as well as solo at The Met in Spokane. The "quietly alluring hit" of the ‘98 Mission Folk Music Festival, Erin's festival credits include Bumbershoot and evening Main Stage performances at the Ottawa Folk Festival, Blue Skies and the Festival de Verano in Mexico City. She has appeared on festival panels with Martin Sexton, Vance Gilbert and Bill Bourne, and co-billed with Rose Polenzani, Blame Sally, Jim Page, Laura Love and Sons of the Never Wrong. Notable clubs include the Freight & Salvage, Rogue Folk Club, Triple Door, Largo, and the Old Town School of Folk Music. Erin has opened for Donovan, Michael Doucet & Beausoleil, David Grisman, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Ferron, Martin Simpson, Roger McGuinn, Jesse Colin Young, Richard Thompson, The Story and Brazilian superstar Milton Nascimento.

Erin’s fourth LP and national release Painted Door reached #28 on the Top 40 Folk-Roots nationwide (Crossroads). Recorded live at the Seattle Mercer Arena and other venues in Washington State, the album features Erin’s vocal percussion and a Portuguese version of Frágil by Sting. Recommended by national publications including Dirty Linen, Option Magazine and Folk Roots, Erin’s previous release Secret about the World also made several Top 30 lists, with stations from Boston to Seattle reporting to CMJ and GAVIN. Her debut album Butterfly Tattoo was named “Best Northwest Release” by KBCS and was chosen one of the “Top 12 DIY Releases” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. Nationally syndicated airplay has included The Country Eastern, Acoustic Café and CBC Radio.

Fifth LP “Where the Body Is” to be released in 2011
In 2010, after a long hiatus, Erin began recording Where the Body Is, her first new studio recording since Secret About The World. In May, she launched her first official website and internet fan pages, creating the first online forum for fans anticipating the new album and her return to touring this fall. Produced by Michael Savage (Hand to Mouth), the new album features Joel Litwin, Rich DePaolo, Dave Carter (Jesse Sykes, Robin Holcolmb) and Eyvind Kang (Laurie Anderson, Bill Frisell).

Where The Body Is, 2011
Painted Door, 1998
Secret About the World, 1995
Concert for the Cat: the Living Room Takes, 1994
Butterfly Tattoo, 1993

For a complete list of solo albums, singles & guest contributions, see Discography page.