Songwriter Erin McKeown has been touring nationally for over a decade and has sold well over 100,000 records. She has released ablums on Signature Sounds, Nettwerk, and most recently Righteous Babe, and her numerous fans among her peers range from Dave Matthews to Ani DiFranco to Josh Ritter. Says the Boston Globe: "Her playing is so muscular, her arrangements so well conceived that she succeeds brilliantly. As with all truly great guitarists, the wonder is less in her chops than her choices." Erin is an Ark favorite who lately has been trying to connect the spheres of music and political activism in her life. She comes to Michigan with a new release, "Manifestra."