Erin Jordan is a singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist and accordionist. Often narrative in form, her songs transcend the boundaries of genre to weave tails of the characters we encounter both outside and within.
Ms. Jordan started writing songs while living in a small Central Illinois college town. While she had gone to school to study classical voice, she found that she was more interested in writing poetry and attending poetry slams. Wishing to combine her singing and writing, she bought an acoustic guitar at a local pawn shop and learned to play it.
After graduating with a degree in Music, Erin returned to Chicago, her hometown, to pursue music. Living there she recorded her 2003 folk rock album, Land of Milk and Honey, fronted the folk rock band, Erin Jordan and the Sweet Nothings, and hosted the weekly open mic at the legendary dive bar, Inner Town Pub. Feeling the need for a change of scenery and a fresh writing perspective, Erin relocated to Seattle in 2005.
In the Northwest, Erin started focusing more on piano driven songs inspired by the cabaret, musicals, and various types of ethnic music. After being a hermit for a year and working on new material she formed Erin Jordan and The Whiskey Romance, featuring exotic instrumentation such as violin and oboe. The Whiskey Romance released their debut album, Gateway to Temptation, in the Fall of 2008. Exploring the theme of temptation, the songs range from the humorous 'Jane', warning young boys of the dangers of loose women, to the sultry Klezmer tinged love song, 'Unrequited', to the Mariachi style murder ballad, 'Corpus Christi'.
In 2008 Erin also joined the Old Timey Americana band, Bakelite 78, singing and playing piano and accordion.
Erin currently performs with solo and with Bakelite 78.