Erin Jordan is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who lives in Seattle. A native of Chicago, she started writing songs while living in a small college town in Central Illinois. While she had gone away to school to study classical voice, she found that she was more interested in writing, attending poetry slams, and learning to play guitar. She soon combined these many passions to develop her songwriting style and started performing her original songs. Over the years Erin has performed solo and with several bands. Currently she sings, writes songs, and plays piano and accordion in the vintage Americana band, Bakelite 78, with her husband. Aside from her home recordings, Erin has released two studio albums, Land of Milk and Honey (2003), and Gateway to Temptation (Erin Jordan and The Whiskey Romance - 2008). She also just finished the recording of the soon to be released Bakelite 78 album, What the Moon has Done.
Erin Jordan on vocals, guitars, banjo and keyboard
.....the blackbirds came again this year.(2007)
This is a collection of songs performed on guitar and keyboard that fuses folk and cabaret.
The songs on this album are about waiting tables, the Monsanto corporation, a mythological heroine/villainess, and loss and redemption. I performed all the tracks, singing, and playing banjo, acoustic guitar and keyboard. February's Lullaby is the title of the last track (which would not upload on to the jukebox....), which is an instrumental piece. It seems like a fitting title for the album because when I thought about what the songs have in common I determined that they are all in some way about the period between dormancy and rebirth - February. I think of a Lullaby not as a song to put one to sleep, but to bring one in to a state of either forced meditation or a state of dreaming. This album is dedicated to my son, who was with me during the recording of this album and will be emerging in to the world any day now! ~Erin Jordan 03/22/10