a genuine montana mountain darling . . .
. . . Erin Bonnie was reared and raised in the rural town of Arlee, totin' her fiddle back 'n' forth, up 'n' down, and all around the Big Sky State. From festivals to orchestral shows, she would lay it down classic or country, and to this day she still can. Growing up with a hearty diet of bluegrass and folk music, thanks to her father's high-lonesome rip-roarin' tenor vocals and clean-cut guit' licks, along with endless listening loops of classic Del McCoury and Gillian Welch cuts, Erin Bonnie has been immersed in the American Roots scene since she first learned how to lace up her very own boots!
Montana formed her, but Massachusetts is the state that refined her. A graduate of the esteemed Berklee College of Music, Erin Bonnie earned her Professional Diploma in Songwriting and Fiddle in 2014. She's been livin' out East in big-city Boston ever since, kickin' her heels up with sassy country rock ‘n’ roll artist Elisa Smith. In the Spring of 2017, Elisa and Erin hit the road to Music City to record Elisa's debut EP, Hitch A Ride. The EP was produced by Johnny Duke, a gifted producer and guitar player who has played with Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, and Chris Stapleton, among others, and was recorded at his studio, Spirit Radio Studio, in East Nashville. The EP features talent from Grammy-winning and platinum-status records.
In addition to giggin' with her sweet country cohorts, Erin Bonnie recently launched her own 4-piece project, Black Caps, featuring an acoustic/electric mix of all-original music. Rounded out by Adam Berowitz on drums, Andrew Walls on upright bass, Ira Klein on electric guitar, and Erin Bonnie herself on vocals/fiddle/acoustic guitar, their sound is an Americana blend informed by old time, blues, country, bluegrass, and American folk traditions. With an emphasis on dark and stormy material that tells a story, their songs weave through tales of maritime journeys, jilted lovers, murderous rivers, and little girls hunted by wolves. From acoustic to electric, clean to distorted, they're sure to take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.