Erin O’Dowd


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Old Town

Release Date: May 4, 2018
Label: Hutton Records


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May 4, 2018

Erin O’Dowd Releases Debut Album 'Old Town'

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March 29, 2018

Erin O’Dowd Announces Debut Album Old Town

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Erin O'Dowd is a Cosmic Americana Singer-Songwriter originally from Tulsa and now based in Nashville. Her lilting vocals often draw comparison to Emmylou Harris and Loretta Lynn, and her lofty melodies are reminiscent of simpler times. Her 5-piece band combines influences of Classic Country, Psych Folk, and Roots to create a fresh interpretation of Americana and Red Dirt Nation calls her "a powerful and capable solo performer." Her moving songs tell timeless tales of love, endless longing, and adventure, all wrapped up in lush musical medicine for your ears.

The youngest daughter of a preacher, O’Dowd grew up singing in church and school talent shows, and wrote her first song on the family piano at age two. An avid writer from a young age, she spent hours in the family treehouse dreaming up poems and short stories. She taught herself guitar at age 15 and decided she would become a singer-songwriter. She still hasn’t changed her mind. She’s opened for Kenny Rogers and best-selling author David Sedaris, and he’s shared the stage with John Moreland, David Amram, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, and more.

So far this year, O’Dowd has been invited to play BMI’s Key West Songwriters Festival, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Oklahoma Songwriters Festival, and Tuscaloosa Songwriters Festival. She’s received scholarships and sponsorships to Folk AIliance International and SERFA, and has upcoming shows at The Blue Door, Radio Cafe, and The High Watt, where she’ll will open for and sing harmony with Braison Cyrus (known for his harmonies with his sister Miley).  Michael Canter of The Jivewired Journal says “There is genuine ache in her vocals, and perfectly timed inflections accent that melancholy. Further, she delivers it with enough passion to sell it.”

O’Dowd’s self-made video for her song “Trick Pony” recently premiered on American Songwriter. Her first single, “Robin’s Egg Blue,” won John Prine guitarist Jason Wilber’s songwriting competition.She’s shared the stage with Kerouac collaborator David Amram, John Moreland, Jesse Aycock (Hardworking Americans), and Steve Young, among others.

Erin O’Dowd’s debut album, Old Town, was produced by Rolling Stone-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville and features Grammy nominated singer-songwriter John Fullbright on keys. The ten song, self-penned gem features a treasure trove of Oklahoma talent, including members of Fullbright’s backing band, various instrumentation by Linville, and legendary Midwest pedal steel player Roger Ray of Jason Boland & The Stragglers. Look out for big things to come!

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Erin O’Dowd Preps New Album Old Town, Debuts “Trick Pony” (American Songwriter)


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Tour Dates

April 13 — Tulsa, OK — Soul City of Tulsa (Release Show)
April 14 — Stillwater, OK — Zannotti’s
April 15 — Kansas City, MO — Westport Saloon
April 16 — Lawrence, KS — Henry’s on Eighth
April 18 — Omaha, NE — Growler’s USA
April 20 — Norman, OK — Native Spirits Winery
April 21 — Stillwater, OK — Stillwater Arts Festival
April 26 — Nashville, TN — The High Watt w/ Braison Cyrus
April 27 — Memphis, TN — South of Main Sounds
April 30 — Franklin, TN — Belvedere Commons
May 3 — Nashville, TN — Release Show (Venue TBA)
May 9-13 — Key West, FL — Key West Songwriters Festival
May 19-20 — Montreat, NC — SERFA (Southeast Regional Folk Alliance)
May 30 — Nashville, TN — Crying Wolf
June 8 — Houston, TX — Truck Yard
June 12 — Tulsa, OK — The Hunt Club
June 13– Eureka Springs, AR — Chelsea’s
July 9 — Stillwater, OK — Modella Art Gallery
July 12 — Okemah, OK — WoodyFest
July 26 — Nashville, TN — Bobby’s Idle Hour
July 28 — Nashville, TN — Tennessee Brew Works