Inda Eaton is a globe-trotting singer-songwriter-performer-bandleader now based in East Hampton, NY. Her unique sound has found favor with fans of rock, country, and acoustic music all over the world since she started touring behind her first album “Thin Fine Line” in 1996. Inda lives for these authentic adventures as a working musician and she thrives on the road with local food and culture.
An accomplished singer-songwriter, Inda has a knack for creating crafty hooks, meaningful lyrics and killer harmonies that have won her a loyal fan base worldwide. She is both a skilled soloist and band leader, whose performances of both original material and classic cover songs adapt to mellow acoustic, good ol’ country western, or hard core rock & roll audiences. Her live shows have made her a staple for four years running at Rock & Roll Marathons™ around the country and festivals like the Tempe Music Fest and Gateway’s™ Saturday in the Park. Inda and her grassroots band have toured extensively over the years, opening for names like John Hiatt, Blues Traveler, Earl Scruggs, Hootie and the Blowfish, LeAnn Rimes, Shemekia Copeland, and Molly Hatchet.
This girl-with-a-guitar story began in Arizona as a Momma-wants-her-baby-to-be-a-classical-pianist story. But, like her notoriously untamed mane, Inda would not be relegated to refinement for long. The gritty relationship between her looks, her lungs, her lyrics and guitar licks was sealed the minute a six-string first fell into her hands. As a student at Boston University, playing the coffeehouses and college stairwells proved difficult with a piano so the broadcast journalism major permanently opted for her more portable guitar. The troubadour then traveled the globe, strumming everywhere from Latin America to the Australian outback, to the yodeling knolls of Germany where she served the U.S. military – drinks, that is. With four years’ worth of ballads from behind a Bavarian bar, Inda returned stateside to pour herself into a music career, but not before contracting cerebral malaria on a trek through Africa. Though friends joke that her near-death detour made her slightly narcoleptic, it fully awakened her to her path in music.
While recuperating in Wyoming, Inda met bluesman Spencer Bohren, producer of her debut CD, thin fine line. The album and her first solo tour won a warm welcome from the folk world and consumers. Two years later, she took her earnings and headed to New Orleans to record her second vocal album, Never Too Late to Fly,co-produced with Bohren. The LP, which features members of the Subdudes and the Radiators, found a home on CMJ and alternative charts. Hits like “Hey Lie” and “Woman in Me,” garnered critical acclaim in both the folk and rock world and earned an AFIM nomination for Best Independent Album of 1998.
The album prompted 5 tours, including 2 with MWR for the US military communities and schools overseas. Stateside shows grew to support the CAPP Fund, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity and Rosie’s House. In 2000, Inda and her band landed in Phoenix, Arizona, to record her fourth album, Why the Desert. Desert also received critical industry acclaim in publications such as Billboard and Relix and aligned her with tours in support of American Society of Young Musicians and VH1’s Save the Music Program. In 2004, Inda released Indeep, a five-song EP and in 2005 she released Inda Live from Bear Trap, both available on www.indaeaton.com.
Go West is her 8th independently produced album. She is currently working on the next album project. Join her mailing list to keep up with the creative process and find out more about the upcoming release.