THE CLOSEST THING TO HOME - The Junior Album Coming September 9th.
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"..Wolf can turn a phrase with the best of them." - The All Scene Eye
"Ira Wolf doesn't sugarcoat any emotions..(her writing) shows raw, emotional talent." - Country Hodge Podge
"..original and accessible lyrical lines without a hint of cliches."
"..takes new folk in a different and quite refreshing direction...with pleasing melodies and straightforward lyrics."
An independent new-folk singer/songwriter, Ira Wolf uses her Americana melodies and honest lyrics to connect on an intimate and vulnerable level with her audience, and is inspired by each new experience her adventurous life has given her thus far.
After briefly studying in her home state at the University of Montana in Missoula, and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ira left school in 2012 in pursuit of something bigger. She then traveled for a year, exploring Europe and Australia, writing, recording, and learning about the world and herself.
In the summer of 2013, as a result of a coin toss, Ira's journey led her to make a home in Nashville, Tennessee where she lived in her car for a month until she landed a part-time job. After finding a place to live and settling in, Ira spent much of her time collaborating with some of Nashville's top writers and musicians, and set out on her very first tour in May, 2014.
Following that first tour, Ira worked tirelessly through the summer to release her debut album, 'Fickle Heart' in September 2014 and began touring full-time. She continued touring throughout the next year across a majority of the U.S., and part of Europe, and took a month off in April 2015 to travel solo through Southeast Asia.
Ira continued her travels with an extensive 5-month-long 'GoWesty' tour in 2016 after the release of her sophomore record 'Honest'. The album was met with overwhelming positivity and quickly racked up more than 10 million Spotify plays in its first year. Following The GoWesty Tour, Ira performed on stages around Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand before returning to Nashville and the studio to team up with some of the cities top musicians and engineers in spring 2017. Her highly anticipated Junior album 'The Closest Thing To Home' is set for release on September 9th, 2017.
Throughout her career, Wolf has been recognized for her vivid and raw lyrical talents, as well as her entrancing vocals. She’s been honored at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase (2015 and 2017), Great American Song Contest, International Songwriting Competition, Gate City Music Festival Songwriting Contest, CT Folk Festival Songwriter Competition, Blast on the Bay Songwriter Contest, and Eddie Owen's Open Mic Shootout, among others. In addition to this, she was named one of Spotify’s “Best of Folk/Americana” artists in 2016. She can be found featured in blogs such as She-Explores “Women on the Road” and Sonicbids “Success Stories.”
Although she continues to make Nashville her home-base, Ira maintains a life on the road, working extensively inside the states and occasionally internationally.