Erin Callie combines the sweet southern charm of an Ole Miss sorority girl with the mind of a scholar and the philosophical leanings of a left- over hippie. With an intricate acoustic picking style and a unique voice, she has the ability to put a distinctive, folky spin on songs of any genre. Her original music embraces this neo-folk style, drawing inspiration from country, bluegrass, and Americana music. Growing up in Mississippi, Callie was no stranger to southern soul music. By the time she was a teenager, she had taught herself to play the guitar and began emulating her favorite folk artists. Most influential during this time was the music of the motion picture O Brother, Where Art Thou? In her college years, those bluegrass roots began blending with her Americana leanings by way of artists like The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, and Brandi Carlile.
Before pursuing music, Erin Callie was immersed in academia, graduating with honors from the University of Mississippi and then enrolling in medical school. After nearly two years of medical training, Callie could no longer ignore her true passion, which was and had always been music. With a renewed zeal, she left medicine behind and received her Master’s Degree in Entertainment Business. Since then, she has been performing across the mid-South and working to build a career as an entertainment professional. Erin Callie’s latest EP, A Volatile Heart, features six original songs, written and per- formed by Callie. In the upcoming year, she plans to tour the country in support of this release, with the ultimate goal of funding a full-length album to be recorded by Americana producer Andreas Werner of Crazy Chester Records at The Creative Studio in Nashville, Tennessee.