PODCAST EXCLUSIVE - Erin Costelo - I feel like Erin Costelo and I are two peas in a pod. Total music nerds. I love chatting with Erin every time I get the chance and this conversation was no exception. She’s an amazing singer/songwriter with crazy chops for arranging and producing. She has a master’s degree in composition from North Texas (one of the most reputable music schools in the world) and, from what I can tell, is only getting started! We get to talk about creation in the time of the pandemic and her ongoing work as a producer (a role she’s exceptionally well suited for, in my opinion). Please check out her music at www.erincostelo.com
Angela Campbell (Executive Director of Imperial Theatre) and the Wonderful Erin Costelo talk women in music production and her upcoming show at Imperial Theatre! 2% of music producers are women, so even finding female mentors is a challenge. Erin Costelo at Imperial Theatre | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 & Thursday, October 29, 2020
In this episode our featured musician is Erin Costelo and our interview guests are two very funny comedians, Daniel Magden and Tony Casillas. Erin Costelo is a singer, songwriter, performer, and producer that recently released her self produced album "Sweet Marie". Daniel Magden and Tony Casillas are both very funny comedians that are actively performing in comedy clubs and alternative comedy venues.
Episode 401 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Halifax NS based keyboard playing singer-songwriter, composer and producer Erin Costelo. Erin Costelo released the critically acclaimed “Down Below The Status Quo” in 2016 — one of our favourite albums of that year. She’s just released the follow-up “Sweet Marie”, and it’s another soulful R&B masterpiece. Erin joins us to chat about the new album before heading out on an extensive touring schedule that takes in Canada, and then the US before heading into Europe. It’s a great interview, and definitely worth sticking around for. We also have more great new releases to share with you, including new music from Moors and McCumber, Noah Derksen, John Wort Hannam, T Buckley, Miller – Macdonald – Cormier, and Kat Danser. Check out the full playlist on the website: http://folkrootsradio.com/folk-roots-radio-episode-401-feat-erin-costelo-more-new-releases/
Interview - Erin Costelo discussing her new album "Sweet Marie"
Folk Roots Radio... with Jan Hall
Erin Costelo, the Halifax NS based keyboard playing singer-songwriter, composer and producer, is about to release another soulful R&B masterpiece, “Sweet Marie”, the follow up to 2016’s critically acclaimed “Down Below The Status Quo” — one of our favourite albums of that year. The new album (album number 5), featuring 10 songs recorded in 10 days last winter in a house by the sea in Little Harbour NS, was produced by Erin Costelo and also features Glenn Milchem (Blue Rodeo) on Drums, Anna Ruddick on bass (Randy Bachman, Ben Caplan), Leith Fleming-Smith (Matt Mays, Hawksley Workman) on organ and Erin’s long-time partner, Clive MacNutt on guitars. Leanne Hoffman and Kwento supply backing vocals, and there are also guest appearances by the Blue Engine String Quartet, Andrew MacKelvie on saxophone and flute, and Andrew Jackson on trombone. A ‘making of the album’ documentary directed by Juno-winning songwriter Amelia Curran is due to air on CBC TV this fall. We caught up with Erin Costelo on the road to chat about the new project. For more information and upcoming tour dates across Canada and the US and into Europe, visit http://erincostelo.com. Photo: Mat Dunlap. Music: Erin Costelo “Lights Down Low”, “All In Your Head” and “My Love” from “Sweet Marie” (2018, Venue Records).
Erin Costelo is Halifax’s queen of salt water soul. Armed with her husky baritone and endless poise, ECMA winner Erin Costello channels the grand tradition of southern US vocal jazz and R&B, embodying the spirit of legends like Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway. Her latest album “Down Below, The Status Quo” was recorded with east coast stalwart Joel Plaskett, and has received glowing praise nationally.
"Accomplished" is rather apt as a description for the award-winning East Coast singer, songwriter and producer that swims in impressive musical circles, apropos in that she is just an impressive talent herself. In today's conversation with Erin Costelo, we chat about her current U.S. tour, an upcoming swing through Alberta, and the 2016 album Down Below, The Status Quo. Sounding as much like Mavis Staples as she does Joss Stone or Adele, Costelo crafts insightful songs that can rumble with her soulful delivery, yet are also haunting and affecting when that skill is showcased. She's also preparing to release a new album (fall of 2018), along with an accompanying documentary film on the process. Erin Costelo
Episode 352 of Folk Roots Radio features an interview with Erin Costelo recorded at the 2017 Folk Music Ontario conference. Erin released a wonderful album in 2016, “Down Below, The Status Quo”, a fabulous slice of genre-bending soulful pop that skips from R&B/Soul to bluesy jazz, that was deservedly one of our Favourite Albums of 2016. Erin chats about her current musical activities, including her plan to start work on a new album. We also check out more of the best new releases including new music from Trent Severn, Susan Cattaneo, Janie Barnett & Blue Room and Edward Sayers. Check out the full playlist at http://folkrootsradio.com.
CM Radio - Apr. 13, 2016 - Plants & Animals, Erin Costelo, Guitar Workshop Plus
Canadian Musician Podcast
Plants & Animals are back with Waltzed In From The Rumbling, which FILTER says is ripe with "cross-legged acoustic jams and staggering electric anthems." We chat about their unique take on left-of-centre symphonic pop and the extra time they took on their latest work. Nova Scotia's Erin Costelo also joins us to speak about Down Below, The Status Quo, her latest album that fuses her former retro-focused sound with more contemporary pop. Guitar Workshop Plus has just announced its guest artist lineup for its five 2016 sessions, and it includes some mammoth players like Robben Ford, Gary Hoey, Jennifer Batten, Victor Wooten, and more. We'll tell you how to get in on the action. And finally, photographer Neal Burstyn of Images with Impact joins us to chat about his role in our Career Booster prize package for CBC Searchlight 2016, plus he shares some tips to help bands produce better promo shots!