A native Hoosier and longtime Chicagoan living among the canyons of Los Angeles, my work is an extension of my lifelong relationship with music. I crafted zines as a 90s punk rock kid. My debut book, Jason Molina: Riding with the Ghost, was released in hardback in 2017 and in paperback the following year. 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, Jezebel, No Depression and numerous other print and web-based publications. I've been a staff music editor, critic, digital editor and content strategist, and was on the first-ever social media team at Chicago Tribune.
I hold a BA in English from Indiana University and an MA in Journalism from DePaul University. 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