ERIN ASH SULLIVAN
“Melodic, fresh, and easygoing, with storytelling prowess on full display…recalling the likes of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.” – Unxigned
Erin Ash Sullivan is a Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter whose music focuses on the power of story to build connection. Her first solo album, We Can Hear Each Other, was released in May of 2021 and charted at #10 on the Folk Alliance International (FAI) DJ Chart, with the single “Fireflies” charting at #8. In the fall of 2021 she was named as a finalist in the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition. Drawing from the lives of others as well as her own experiences as a daughter, wife, mother, and artist, Erin’s songs harness language in unexpected ways to reveal the world through others’ eyes. Erin began performing her original music in New York City, where she co-founded the band Edith O with college friend Amy Speace, performed regularly at venues including the Bitter End and CBGB’s Gallery, and released an album, Tattooed Queen, which garnered critical raves. It is possible that the band broke up when Erin—who was at the time a sleep-deprived mother of a six-week-old—forgot to show up at the Bitter End for the band’s record release show. In subsequent years, marriage, children, and a career as a teacher, school administrator, and published author took center stage, but in 2018, Erin returned to writing and performing.