Red Wing VIII Artist
Erin Lunsford is an award-winning singer and songwriter originally from Fincastle, Va and now living in Richmond, Va. Erin’s compositions, which include self-styled guitar, banjo, and keyboard melodies, are sure to please. She is the powerhouse front-woman of Richmond funk/soul band Erin & The Wildfire, who appeared on the main stage at LOCKN 2018 and 2014 as well as LOCKNWOOD 2015 opening for the late Leon Russell. Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol voted Erin their top voice in 2013, winning the competition with comments from the panel like “perfect intonation.” She won 1st Place at Rapunzel’s 11th Annual Songwriting Contest and several other awards have followed.
Erin’s recording projects include a debut solo album “I Saw The Thread” in 2012, Erin & The Wildfire’s Debut EP in 2013, a full length project from the band in 2017 called “Thirst.” Erin’s new album, “The Damsel,” is her first solo recording since 2012.
- Erin Lunsford was voted #1 Best Musician by Charlottesville, Va magazine Cville Weekly 2019
- Selected by NPR Music All Songs Considered 2019 in “Great Tiny Desk Contest Videos We Discovered This Week”
- Selected by NPR Music All Songs Considered 2018 in “More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Love”
- 1st Place Winner in Rapunzel’s 11th Annual Songwriting Competition 2013
- 1st Place Winner Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol Singing Competition 2013
- Erin & The Wildfire: Winner of “Best of Cville” 2017, Runner up of “Best of Cville” 2019