of Erin’s Live Shows:
Percussively powerful... unforgettable.
Lilting acoustic magic
Corday electrified a Port Townsend audience
that filled McCurdy Pavilion last year... she could have
stayed all night.
The Leader, WA
The lineup is awesome... including David Grisman,
Beusoleil, Richard Thompson, and our favorite singing wonder Erin
Summer Solstice Festival, CA
Brilliant... she rocks a few lines of delicate
haiku into a soulful bit of acoustic Motown... Erin Corday
has got the goods. Keep an eye on her.
The Herald, Hartford CT
A Northwest Folksinger Diva... now is the time
to check her out so you can say "I saw her way back when.”
Pacific Inlander Magazine
The real highlights came from Spain's Basque
country Tapia et Leturia, from Nightnoise, and from Erin Corday—
a songwriter whose influences extend to Brazil… expect to
hear more of her in the near future.
Steve Edge, Rogue Folk Review
Corday Held the House in the Palm of her Hand
at Madison's last week. Every seat was full, every eye and
ear eager…You could not only hear a pin drop, but you could
hear every nuance in the sound, which was exquisite.
Sandy Bradley, Seattle Weekly
The gentler -- yet powerful -- strains of Seattle-based
Erin Corday gave the audience a chance to catch its breath and settle
into a set of haunting songs fueled by a massive voice. Along
with a solid percussive backup, Corday touched
with her bossa nova spin on Blue Moon, a magical Chilean folk song
about a man and his horse, or the tasty dramatics of Land
Of Sweetness. Corday's another one of those unknown
treasures we've discovered and won't forget anytime soon.
Rick Overall, Ottawa Sun
Album Reviews & Honors
One of the “Top 12 Indie Releases” (Performing Songwriter
Magazine), Erin's debut CD Butterfly Tattoo was also named “Best
Northwest Release” by KBCS. Disc Respect listed her underground
release "Concert for the Cat: The Living Room Takes" as
one of the "Top Ten of 1994." After signing with Waterbug
Records, Erin’s third LP and national release "Secret
about the World" charted widely in the Top 30, with stations
from Boston to Seattle reporting to CMJ and GAVIN. Nationally syndicated
airplay included "The Country Eastern" and "Acoustic
She's not your typical songwriter....her songs
Corday's music is at once personal and political,
powerful and fragile, fierce and tender… she treats the guitar
like a drum, other times like a koto, even a mbira.
Bob Redmond, former program director, KBCS
Butterfly Tattoo is a truly lovely showcase.
Tom Phalen, Seattle Times
Erin Corday, who will perform tonight at Seattle's Backstage, is
just such a performer. Her "Secret About
the World" CD is unpretentious yet intriguing in both its music
(driven by her guitar playing) and its words (delivered by
an attractive voice that suggests untapped power).
Rick Nelson, Tacoma News Tribune
“Editor’s Choice Top 12 DIY Release
of the Year”
Performing Songwriter Magazine
Issue 30, May/June 1998
COVER: Interviews with Marc Cohn, Gillian Welch, Peter,
Paul & Mary, Behan Johnson, Peter Case, Danielle Howle, Michelle
Malone, Leon Russell, Chris Stills, Kate St. John, Jules Verdone,
Erin Corday and Barbara Higbie.
Amazon User Reviews of Erin’s Recordings
Alex, Hood River OR
An absolute fantastic artist! You will love
Amazon customer review
Tri-lingual acoustic feast of vocal melody and
rhythm— every song is a jewel.
R.J. Tuggy, Georgia
Corday is a walk on a foggy night; she's a Mexican
fiesta… and, thankfully, she's like nothing you'll encounter
on pop radio. Buy the CD. You'll enjoy music that can be fun, sensual,
M. Miller, Bay Area CA
We are listening to your music right now - so
beautiful! Your voice is unlike anyone else....absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing your incredible talent.
A. Froderberg, Rochester NY
Fan Reviews & Blogs
5 Wonder-fully Musical Things . . .
A big part of my life is spent in my little studio, and a good part
of the time that I am here, there is music playing. I will be the
first to admit (read: confess) that I get a little obsessive about
my play lists. I find a new album, or a new artist that I love,
and it's all I want to hear. Anyone else do that?
Erin Corday's Secret About the World like a life
story all in one CD . . . I pulled this CD out a few months ago
after not hearing it for years, and now it on constant shuffle.
She is like an alien from another planet who
had never seen the guitar played and was just told to make pretty
music. She does things that no one else does, and no one can figure
out, and it is just astounding and beautiful.
Student at Old Boise Guitar Company