is “a songwriter of the first order” (Daily News) with a “rare and deeply affecting voice” (KUTX).
Erin debuted a new collection of songs at a sold-out performance at The Long Center in Austin, “deeply moving, at times lighthearted, beyond a genre...” (J. Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle).
“Austin’s Vanessa Lively
is a true multidiscipline artist. She’s a singer, songwriter, musician and painter with a do-it-yourself attitude and a compassionate spirit.
Her calling lies in her puro Americano confluence of American roots and border music (“Estoy Volando,” “Baile Conmigo”). The road between San Antonio and Austin is paved with guitars, and she strikes a chord in Spanish. – Margaret Moser, The Austin Chronicle
“Vanessa Lively gave the most passionate performance of a song I have ever seen.”
– Matt Peyton, A Truer Sound
Suzanna Choffel’s voice is the kind that lingers. It’s at once resonant and warm—powerful even as it pleads. - Texas Monthly
The queen of Austin singer songwriters. -Austin.com / Enjoy the deliciousness. -Perez Hilton / I'd kill for a purr like that. -The Oregonian
Award-winning Urban Folk songstress and Texas Music Magazine Artist of the Year, Erin Ivey is “a songwriter of the first order” (Daily News) with a “rare and deeply affecting voice” (KUTX). Her last three releases garnered numerous Top 10 and Album of the Year recognitions, along with the Discoveries Songwriting Contest Grand Prize.
Austin, Texas based songwriter Vanessa Lively creates an eclectic blend of folk & world music that beautifully join heartfelt lyrics with soulful vocals. Drawing on a compelling mix of tempos and styles that embrace hints of urban, world, Latin, funk and pop, Lively’s songs fully capture her compassionate nature and love of community.
Known for her distinct voice and reggae inspired guitar technique, her music has been described as "a unique sound equal parts beat poetry, smoky soul grooves and indie-pop eccentricity." In 2009, she was named Indie Artist of the Year at the Austin Music Awards; she’s also scored several songwriting competition wins.