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Erin Harkes / Bio

Contact Erin - erinharkesmusic@gmail.com - Erin Harkes is an original singer/guitar/piano player from upstate New York. Erin began writing songs at the age of 19 and has since released four albums of original material. Now at 38, she has become a local musical staple, performing in most major venues and has acquired quite a following in the past few years. Listed below are some of the accomplishments Erin has achieved in her career.

106.5 WPYX Popular Morning Show “Wakin’ up with the Wolf”
103.1 WHRL “Big Break” with Jason Keller
90.3 WAMC Roundtable, Performance Place
104.9 “Acoustic Kaleidoscope”
91.5 WRPI’s “Curious Travels”, “Wednesday Night Live” and “Stormy Monday Blues”
103.9/104.9 The EDGE - Ralph Renna’s “Capital Underground”
91.1 WSPN Saratoga
102.7 WEQX – Local EQXposure

 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 2010 (chosen from audience to sing in a contest, won contest)
 Fox News Big Break in 2003
 Channel 13 WNYT Morning News in 2008
 Channel 9 YNN in 2010

 Metroland 2014 Readers Poll Best Solo Performer!
(Winner of past polls and Metroland pick for Best Solo Artist in 2006, in top 3 the last 6 years, and made the cover in 2005) Upon sitting in with the Fleshtones “Harkes …was freed to let loose with her raspy, blues-inflected croon. Although it certainly doesn’t hurt to have one of the finest garage bands in the land backing you, Harkes’ deep-hearted rendition was absolutely mesmerizing, and even gave Mr. Van Morrison a run for his money.” - John Suvannavejh
 Times Union (Reader’s polls, reviews, “Best Of” 4 our of the last 7 years)
 Troy Record (Review: Bluesfest in the Plaza in 2005) Don Wilcox – “…standing firmly on two feet, this dirty blonde banshee belted out her music with no vibrato, no soft feminine wiles, just a blast-furnace breath of fire that singed the hair of everyone in the last aisle at the top of the museum steps watching her performance.”
 The Chronical, Glens Falls, 2005 (Feature article)

 Shared stages with varying national acts Paula Cole (Folk/Rock), 10,000 Maniacs (Folk/Rock) David Allen Coe (Country), Leon Russell (Southern Rock) Melissa Ferrick (Folk/Rock), Fred Eaglesmith (Alternative) and the Fleshtones (Rock)
 Performed locally at Alive at Five 2005 and 2011, LarkFEST (solo 2003-2007, full band 2008 and 2012), Art on Lark 2007 and 2011, TulipFEST in 2009 and the Pride Festival headliner in 2009 and 2012

DISCOGRAPHY - Original Material
Bar Napkins and Magic Markers (2000)
Live at the Elbow Room, NYC (2002)
Rough (2003)
Special I Am (2006)
Posthaste (2011)
Currently working on yet untitled 6th album.

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Rock / Blues / Folk Rock

Contact Info

Valatie, NY

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