Hailing from Upstate NY with a country music loving mother, Erinn Alissa grew up to the sounds of Garth Brooks and Emmylou Harris, and as a proper child of the 80’s, her idol was Debbie Gibson. She began writing songs at the tender age of seven, unknowingly already beginning to merge the two genres together.
Also an avid dancer and actress, she initially followed the path of musical theatre and performed professionally on national tours and at regional Equity theaters, performing in such shows as 42nd Street, A Chorus Line (Maggie Winslow), and Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Seldon). However, after the death of her mom a few years into her career, Erinn, dealing with crippling depression and anxiety, walked away from all music and performing. It was only 5 years ago, deep into her healing, when she picked up a guitar and found her way back to music, pouring her heart out in her songs.
With an enchanting, sweet yet powerful, and emotional voice that has been compared to Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, and Colbie Callait, Erinn Alissa’s music has a pop catchiness to it while staying grounded in her country roots with honest and poignant lyrics, and story telling that takes the listener on a journey.
“Erinn has a beautiful, smooth pop sound that makes you listen and hum along.” American songwriter Magazine
In just a short time, Erinn Alissa has come far. She has been a finalist in the American Songwriter national songwriting contest, she has had songs placed in independent films, and her first release, Just Another, has been played on radio stations in the UK and Canada. Residing currently in Los Angeles, she formed Erinn Alissa and the Low Volume Band, and they have played notable venues around the city such as Molly Malone’s and Trip Santa Monica. Erinn is currently recording her debut EP, with producer Max Allyn, to be released this summer.