A native Hoosier and former Chicagoan living among the canyons of Los Angeles, my writing is rooted in my lifelong relationship with music. I crafted zines as a punk in the 90s, and my debut book, Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost, was released in 2017. I’ve covered television, film, dance and women's issues on occasion, often as they relate to music. My byline has appeared in Pitchfork, Uncut, Spin, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Reader, AV Club, Time Out, FLOOD and numerous other print and web-based publications. One of my greatest interests is researching and writing album liner notes. I'm an active member of the Recording Academy as it relates to that work. I've been a digital editor and content strategist in newsrooms and in advertising agencies, and was on the first-ever social media team at Chicago Tribune.
I hold a bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University and a master's degree in journalism from DePaul University, with an emphasis on digital storytelling and longform narrative. Please get in touch if you'd like to discuss a project, or something deep and nerdy from the music cosmos. I'm also available to speak about my work as Jason Molina's biographer, and about research and longform narrative. If you're a filmmaker interested in discussing a Molina documentary, please contact my literary agent Alice Speilburg: alice [at] speilburgliterary [dot] com.
Email: erino [dot] writes [at] gmail [dot] com