Fools For Rowan
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Fools For Rowan

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Alternative





"This band is arena-rock ready" - Lou Plaia, ReverbNation(Feb 19, 2011)

""Fools For Rowan Open Evanescence Nashville Show" (Aug 18, 2011)"

"Playing to a packed house, opening act Fools For Rowan had the local support of Nashville fans when they started their 8PM slot. A crowd of well over 1200 were already there to see the local rock faves..." - Brad Hardisty, The Nashville Bridge -


"AmyLeeEV Amy Lee @foolsforrowan onstage right now, killing it!! (Tweet from Evanescence lead singer during FFR's performance in Nashville, Aug 17, 2011)" - AMY LEE - EVANESCENCE


"Fools For Rowan named one of the Hot 100 Live Unsigned Bands in the United States!" - Music Connection Magazine (Dec 01, 2011)


"...everyone is keeping their ears open for what artist is going to be hot in 2012. Fools For Rowan could be one of the contenders" - Chicago Music Examiner (Jan 12, 2012)

"Must Be "Dead!""

"If you're not playing Fools For Rowan, your ears must be "Dead!" - Big Dog, KISR FM

"Never Hesitates To Pull Out All The Stops"

"...a singer who never hesitates to pull out all the stops." - Nashville Scene


"It's been a long time since I've shared the stage with such amazing women." - Lzzy Hale, Halestorm

"Sons And Daughters Of Heart"

"The sons and daughters of Heart rise up and smite Evanescence." - MidPoint Music Festival

"Dark, Haunting Vocals"

Dark haunting melodies fill Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled. Lead singer Erin Mullins offers up incredible vocals backed by talented lead guitarist Rachel Brandsness. - Next Music Blog

"Awesome Singer"

"...they really do need to be talked about because of how flippin awesome the singer, Erin Mullins, is. Now that Katy Perry is ruined I need another female singer to fall in love with, otherwise all my attention Will go to Hayley Williams and I will probably get arrested or something.

So Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you Erin Mullins!" - Rust N Bones

"Feature Review"

An Alternative Rock Indie group from Nashville
that blazes and amazes the mind of the listener. While bringing original
music that is perfectly matched with mind blowing lyrics and vocals, this
band gives 110% in the satisfaction department as far as we are concerned.
We recommend "Burnt Around The Edges", "Take Me Down" & "No" just
for the appetizer of this future legend of Rock. - Surge Awe

"New Video From One Of Our Favorite Bands..."

“Dead” is a beautiful song with a beautiful video. Check out the giant dead tree in the video. Very cool.

I can assure you that the two girls in this band have great taste in music which bleeds through the songs they record. -


"Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled." LP released November 9, 2009

"Burnt Around The Edges" single released to radio October 2009

"Burnt Around The Edges" video released September 2009

"Dead" single released to radio March 2010

"Dead" video released February 2010



“Moving away from your home to chase your dream is seriously intense, especially when people think you’re crazy for going after something so overwhelmingly difficult. That’s why I named the band Fools For Rowan,” says lead singer Erin Mullins, of her move from South Dakota to Nashville, TN to start a rock band. “My mom Robyn and grandpa Darwin were two of my biggest encouragers, always telling me I ‘could do anything’ and ‘to go for it’…so I took their names and combined them to come up with ‘Rowan.’ The name of the band will always hold a special place in my heart because of its true meaning.”
Through friends, Erin put together the original members of FFR in late 2009 and the band released their first album, “Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled.” They started out playing wherever they could get booked, sometimes performing in front of very small crowds. “One time, in New Orleans, we literally played for a crowd of 2. A mom and daughter had driven over from Mississippi to see us,” says Mullins. “It could have really crushed our spirits, but ultimately, those two new fans became two of our biggest friends and supporters and taught us that no crowd is too small. That show is actually where our saying ’10 OR 10,000’ came from…meaning whether 10 or 10,000 people show up, we’re going to give everyone the same show with all our energy and leave it all out there on the stage.”
Over time, FFR built a fanbase and were fortunate enough to open a huge show at Summerfest in Milwaukee for Halestorm, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way on July 4, 2010. From there, the band has performed with more hugely successful artists like Evanescence, Skillet, Gin Blossoms, Trapt, Candlebox, Neon Trees and many more…touring from coast to coast.
As FFR was opening a sold-out show with Evanescence in August of 2011, they were losing original bass guitarist Aaron Elliott, who had just gotten married and decided to stay home and devote more time to his family. “We were celebrating this huge event…performing with one of our rock idols…yet mourning the loss of one of our brothers. It was a bittersweet night.” Erin continues, “But we were a family and so we just banded together and found another bass player in time to start our college tour. We miss Aaron a lot…but we’re so thankful we found Gib. He is a blessing to our band.”
Soon after, Fools For Rowan was chosen to Music Connection Magazine’s ‘Hot 100 Live Unsigned’ bands…and just recently released their 2nd album, “Who Killed Amanda Day?”, featuring the single and video to “Killed A Man Today.” Music from this new release will soon be featured in many American tv shows, including MTV’s “The Real World” and “Teen Wolf”…the E! network’s 3 Kardashian spinoffs, including the original “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”…and used in broadcasts on Fox Sports, which could include college and NFL football, the World Series and The Super Bowl.
Fools For Rowan is lead singer Erin Mullins from South Dakota and Arkansas, lead guitarist Rachel Brandsness from Oregon, drummer Jordan Cullen from Kentucky, and guitarist and vocalist Ryan Nanney and bass guitarist Andrew “Gib” Williams, both from Tennessee.