Erica Swindell is a classically trained violinist, actress, and vocalist based in New York City. Currently, she is on tour with Don Henley as a violinist and vocalist in his 15 piece band.
As an actor, Erica appeared in the cast of the Tony Award winning musical ONCE both on Broadway at the Jacobs Theatre and in the First National Tour performing on stages throughout the U.S., and internationally in Japan and Canada. In addition to her work in theatre, Erica has worked on camera on the dramatic TV series Quantico and commercially for Alltel Wireless. Erica holds a BFA in Acting with a minor in musical theatre from Marymount Manhattan College and has studied at the British American Drama Academy.
Erica has performed in some of the most storied venues in the U.S. such as The Forum, The Ryman Auditorium, The Beacon, and Austin City Limits Live. She has performed internationally in arenas and concert halls in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Canada, and recently at Hyde Park in the U.K. with Henley and Carole King.
Her violin can be heard on the American Authors Platinum album Oh, What a Life and has performed live with Ashley Monroe, Jamey Johnson, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Martie Maguire, and Emily Robison. As half of the new Americana duo The Longest Year, Erica is currently writing and recording a new EP with L.A. based singer-songwriter Brendan Willing James. Her love of performance is such that some nights, between shows and tours, you'll find her jamming at an Irish circle, making music with friends, or busking at a local subway stop.