The Erin McDermott Band

The Erin McDermott Band

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaCountry

"Erin McDermott and her songs are one in the same. They're both honest, engaging, and immediately likable." — Bryan Sutton

Biography

“Erin McDermott writes short stories in song about small town life in Vermont. Her characters come alive in the songs and you get to know these real people by the time the second chorus comes around. With a voice as strong and as uniquely expressive as her lyrics, Erin is a songwriter to watch in the coming years.”

Tim O’Brien (Grammy Award Winner-Singer Songwriter)
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Meet Erin McDermott before the gig, with a Guinness in her hand and a self-effacing wit at the ready, and you’d never suspect the transformation that’s about to take place. But when she sets down her pint and steps onto stage, pay attention. A spruce-topped six string launches into a steam-driving rhythm and her voice rises, gaining power and soaring to a pure quavering vulnerability that makes even the club regulars, the ones who’ve heard it all, stop talking and really listen.

And why not? It’s more than the alt-folk barnburners and whiskied-up ballads Erin conjures, the achingly rich, superbly rendered tales of rural America present and past. It’s more than the magnificent players she surrounds herself with, from the hottest pickers in Vermont’s Green Mountains to the Nashville hotshots like Grammy Award winner Tim O’Brien, IBMA "Guitarist of the Year" Bryan Sutton, and ACM "Fiddle Player of the Year" Stuart Duncan, who back her up on her latest album, “Time to Go.” When Erin McDermott sings, it’s an emotional testament to what it is to be human—the sweet and the bitter of life, the pure glory and the heartbreaking, bewildering loss. Live or on record, she’s a performer you don’t want to miss.

The Band:

Jeremy Darrow-

Double bassist Jeremy Darrow returned to the Bluegrass he grew up on after formal Jazz studies. His versatility, and understated bass lines have made him an in-demand player, in Bluegrass and beyond. He has appeared onstage at many top festivals and programs including Merlefest, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour and The Grand Old Opry. Among many others, he has performed with the Dixie-Bee-Liners, The Jeff and Vida Band, Michael Martin Murphey, Antje Duvekot, and Josh Joplin.

Discography

Time To Go

Set List

98% Original Music