Erin Ivey: “Tricks”
Since moving to Austin a few years ago, Erin Ivey has quietly become one of our city’s biggest critical successes. Her self-released 2007 debut, The 11th Floor, earned her the title of “best unsigned artist” in Austin, and she followed that up with a handful of acclaimed EPs.
Ivey just released her second full-length, titled Broken Gold. Last fall she debuted much of the new material at the Long Center, backed by the R&B trio the Finest Kind. The concert went so well that Ivey decided to keep the band in tow when recording Broken Gold.
The new record further cements Ivey’s songwriting prowess, but it also shows off the Finest Kind as a crack backing group. Jazz has long been an influence to Ivey, and many of the new songs feature fiery improvisation melded with her trademark urban folk. She recently stopped by KUT’s Studio 1A, and today’s song of the day comes from the live session. The song is called “Tricks,” and it was unfortunately left on the cutting room floor for her new record, but it’s a great example of Ivey’s signature sound.