Apr 03 Tue

8:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Singer Eryn is on a quest to establish her voice, both literally and
figuratively. As an award-winning emerging artist, she’s been hard to
categorize – often described as a mixture of blues, soul, jazz, pop, rock
and country. Now she’s figured out that puzzle, and seeks to lay claim to
the ‘RetroPop’ genre with her upcoming EP ‘Lady E’, out April 6th.
Eryn combines an old school sound that evokes the rhythms and
recording techniques of the past with a modern pop mindset and
powerhouse live performances. She’s looking for something authentic,
commenting, “The music industry always goes through waves of the bubble
gum and the raw, and I feel like the public is starting to tire of the bubblegum
that has been on the scene for the last decade.”
In 2016, she became the youngest-ever inductee into the NJ Blues Hall
of Fame. Born and raised in Maryland and now living in New Jersey, Eryn
began singing professionally at the age of 13 and hasn’t looked back.
She has performed with or opened for such luminaries as Buddy Guy, Dr.
John, Greg Allman, Robert Cray, Don McLean, Johnny Winter, The Gin
Blossoms, Bernard Purdie, The Little River Band and many others.
Changing her name has been a crucial part of her new, self-empowered
perspective, as she sheds her last name ‘Shewell’ to perform simply as
‘Eryn’ – “This EP represents a new chapter in my book of life, and for me as an
artist. There have been many changes for me since I released my last record
four years ago. Not only did I get married to the man of my dreams, I was able
to cut out a lot of negativity and find a new self-worth. It’s almost as if
changing my name represented letting go of my past pain and heartbreak.
We will always go through tough times but now I feel more prepared to tackle
them. Loving and understanding myself is the key to this. It feels as if all my
previous works were me as a girl, and now I have become a woman.”
Much in the way Bruno Mars recalls the
excitement of 1970s music, or Amy
Winehouse took listeners on a journey
back to the 1960s, or Meghan Trainor
evokes a 1950s vibe, Eryn hopes to have
Lady E transport listeners to another era.
The EP delivers in a big way – starting with
Eryn’s powerful, thrilling vocals and
reinforcing them with a compelling range
of songs, from the wit and catharsis of
first single ‘Hallelujah You’re Gone’ (out
March 23rd,) to the understated storytelling
of ‘Stranger in my House’, to the epic build
of ‘The You Missing From Me’, written by
Bon Jovi’s David Bryan, which rises to an
anthemic high and is surely a centerpiece
of the EP.
Venue Information:
Arlene's Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY, 10002