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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Erin McKeown

  • Doors Open: 7:30 pm
  • Show Starts: 8:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: $20
  • Genre: Contemporary Songwriters & Groups
  • Virtuoso

Description

MUTO is beginning the transition to a new ticketing system to serve our community better as we look to a future post-pandemic. MUTO has discontinued the current ticketing provider. Click the reservation button above to save your spot at this show. MUTO will follow up for payment information based on the order of reservations received when the new ticketing system is live after July 1. For questions, please reach out to MUTO at muto-tix@umich.edu.

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique —clear, cool, and collected. Over the last 20 years, she has performed around the world, released 10 full length albums, and written for film, television, and theater, all the while refining her distinctive and challenging mix of American musical forms.

Her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, written with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2018. It was nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Lyrics, Best Music and Best Orchestrations, and The Wall Street Journal named it Best Musical of 2018.
Leading her own band, she has performed at Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and the Newport Folk Festivals. A familiar presence on NPR and the BBC, McKeown’s songs have also appeared in numerous commercials and television shows.

While a student at Brown University, Erin was a resident artist at Providence, RI’s revolutionary community arts organization AS220. A 2011-2012 fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center For Internet & Society, she is also the recipient of a 2016 writing fellowship from The Studios of Key West and a 2018 residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

McKeown is a 2020-21 Professor of the Practice at Brown University.

Photos & Videos

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Erin McKeown
Credit: Shervin Lainez

Erin McKeown - "The Escape" - Official Video