Bio & Press Kits

Erin Inglish (solo)

Erin Inglish
Photo by Brittany App

Erin Inglish Photo by Brittany App

Erin Inglish
Photo by Brittany App

Erin Inglish Photo by Brittany App

Erin Inglish is a tour-de-force banjo chanteuse, a thoughtful wanderer steeped in the thick of California’s music scene. Inglish’s performances proffer passionate lyricism, toe-tapping grooves, and striking reflections about the state of the modern world. Her voice is both lush and raw, and her picking style on the five-string banjo is uniquely her own…expressive, sassy, dynamic. Erin has spent several years living abroad (in India, Madagascar, Bulgaria and Serbia) – and her songwriting reflects her elation for life, creative and exploratory nature, and passion for creating positive change through community and art. Inglish's newest album, Muse, released November, 2015, features nine tracks of original music lush with groove-laden, "blues-grass" banjo riffs, her honest and powerful vocal stylings - pure, soulful, and gritty at the same time - and a brilliant cast of guest musicians including hometown jazz maestra Inga Swearingen, Celtic-inspired duo the Stringtown Ambassadors, Steve Amadee of The Subdudes and many more. Heading back into the studio in 2016, Inglish anticipates releasing a new album in early 2017 featuring the full sound of the Erin Inglish Band and a smashing array of new songs. Says a fan, "Her melodic optimism is a lighthouse calling the rest of us to pay attention to our highest pursuits." (www.erininglish.com)

In 2013, Inglish released her first solo album titled, A Melody So Sweet, and then toured – by bicycle – the entire coast of California to celebrate Earth Month as part of what would become her annual Earth*Bike*Banjo tour. The next year, Earth*Bike*Banjo 2014 rode from Portland, Oregon, to San Luis Obispo, California, debuting a banjo puppet musical for kids called "The Good Folk Show." Inglish is also the organizer the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album - an annual collaborative project among lady banjo players aimed at supporting and promoting independent artists - featuring a fully-produced compilation album and a fun, thematic calendar. Inglish's heart and passion ring clear through her original compositions, the causes she lends her banjo to, and her choice of musical partners. For two seasons, Erin has toured with Duncan Phillips, son of Utah, as part of his "Long Memory" tour celebrating the life and times of the late and great Utah Phillips. While at home in the countryside in California, Erin teaches banjo, guitar and ukulele to kids of all ages, and believes in trying to contribute to making the world a better place through music. Namaste. (www.erininglish.com)

Erin Inglish Band

Erin Inglish Band
Photo by Brittany App

Erin Inglish Band Photo by Brittany App

Erin Inglish w/the Stringtown Ambassadors
Photo by Brittany App

Erin Inglish w/the Stringtown Ambassadors Photo by Brittany App

Insightful songwriting, lush harmony singing, and fearless picking, this act features the award-winning songwriting of California banjo chanteuse Erin Inglish (expressive, sassy, dynamic banjo; lush and raw power-house vocals) galvanized by the soaring harmonies, tenacious solos and gritty rhythmic drive of her "Blues-grass" band. Luminous musicianship and rhythmic groove, Erin Inglish Band presents a high-energy, entertaining, positively-charged act - steeped with harmonies and instrumental prowess on the banjo accompanied by percussion, guitar, bass, and a rotating collective of guest minstrels. (www.erininglish.com)

Erin Inglish is a tour-de-force banjo chanteuse, a thoughtful wanderer steeped in the thick of California’s music scene. Inglish’s performances proffer passionate lyricism, toe-tapping grooves, and striking reflections about the state of the modern world. Her voice is both lush and raw, and her picking style on the five-string banjo is uniquely her own…expressive, sassy, dynamic. Erin has spent several years living abroad (in India, Madagascar, Bulgaria and Serbia) – and her songwriting reflects her elation for life, creative and exploratory nature, and passion for creating positive change through community and art. Inglish's newest album, Muse, released November, 2015, features nine tracks of original music lush with groove-laden, "blues-grass" banjo riffs, her honest and powerful vocal stylings - pure, soulful, and gritty at the same time - and a brilliant cast of guest musicians including hometown jazz maestra Inga Swearingen, Celtic-inspired duo the Stringtown Ambassadors, Steve Amadee of The Subdudes and many more. Heading back into the studio in 2016, Inglish anticipates releasing a new album in early 2017 featuring the full sound of the Erin Inglish Band and a smashing array of new songs. Says a fan, "Her melodic optimism is a lighthouse calling the rest of us to pay attention to our highest pursuits." (www.erininglish.com)

In 2013, Inglish released her first solo album titled, A Melody So Sweet, and then toured – by bicycle – the entire coast of California to celebrate Earth Month as part of what would become her annual Earth*Bike*Banjo tour. The next year, Earth*Bike*Banjo 2014 rode from Portland, Oregon, to San Luis Obispo, California, debuting a banjo puppet musical for kids called "The Good Folk Show." Inglish is also the organizer the Banjo Babes Calendar & Album - an annual collaborative project among lady banjo players aimed at supporting and promoting independent artists - featuring a fully-produced compilation album and a fun, thematic calendar. Inglish's heart and passion ring clear through her original compositions, the causes she lends her banjo to, and her choice of musical partners. For two seasons, Erin has toured with Duncan Phillips, son of Utah, as part of his "Long Memory" tour celebrating the life and times of the late and great Utah Phillips. While at home in the countryside in California, Erin teaches banjo, guitar and ukulele to kids of all ages, and believes in trying to contribute to making the world a better place through music. Namaste. (www.erininglish.com)