Making cyrious music since 2006
The band Cyr is comprised of the core duo of Eric Cyr (guitar, vocals, songwriter) and his sister Rachel Cyr (vocals). The duo has performed in Duluth, MN and the surrounding area to a growing fanbase since 2014, and in 2018 Eric won the Beaner’s Central singer/songwriter contest.
In 2018, Cyr recorded their debut album Callused at Sacred Heart Studio in Duluth, MN with Peter Brown on keys, Keith Yanes on bass, and Sten Duginski on drums. The album was recorded and mixed by Tom Fabjance (Trampled by Turtles, Low, Big Top Chautauqua) and mastered by Huntley Miller (Bon Iver, Sylvan Esso, Ben Howard). Callused was released on November 16, 2018.
Callused weaves together a story that is at the same time personal and universal while musing on the mundane, the beautiful, and the places where the two meet. It is a catalog of ten songs that have grown out of Eric's life and experience in the last ten years, songs that he hopes can resonate with truth and beauty within each listener.
News and Updates
“Callused” album reviews
“Callused” was recently reviewed in the Duluth Reader and the Maple River Messenger.
1st place at Beaners central Singer/songwriter contest
Wednesday, September 26 I competed at the annual singer/songwriter contest at Beaners Central in Duluth. The contest is judged by a panel of three local musicians, and I was honored to earn first place in the contest, performing my songs “Morose Joy” and “Callused.”
Duluth homegrown fest 2019 set
We’ll be playing on the opening night of the Duluth Homegrown Music Festival on April 28 at 7:15 at Hoops Brewing. We take the stage right after the mayor’s proclamation. Check the Homegrown website for updates about the weeklong festivities.
cyr lyric stickers designed by sj nielsen
The amazingly talented Sam Nielsen (Art by SJ Nielsen) designed two stickers based off Cyr song lyrics. For a limited time you can buy the stickers (and her other artwork) on her website!
Perfect Duluth Day Profile
In April 2018, Seth Langreck produced a podcast band profile of Cyr leading up to the band’s performance in the Duluth Homegrown Festival. Check out the interview on the PDD website.
Live from Studio a on KUMD
Wednesday, December 19 at 2 pm we played live on KUMD 103.3 as part of their Live from Studio A sessions. The session is available on KUMD’s website.
6.2.19 Ursa Minor Brewing 2:30-4:30 - Duluth, MN
7.14.19 Dovetail Cafe 1 pm - Duluth, MN
7.20.19 The Ripple Bar 8-10 - Duluth, MN
7.26.19 Seymour Ranch - Joliet, MT
8.10.19 Sir Benedict’s Tavern 6-8 - Duluth, MN
8.15.19 Bulldog Pizza 8-10 - Duluth, MN
11.24.18 The Barrel Room (album release show) w/ Jacob Mahon 7 PM - Duluth, MN
11.25.18 Ursa Minor Brewing 1-3 PM - Duluth, MN
11.30.18 Blacklist Artisan Ales (w/ Aly Aleigha) 9 PM - Duluth, MN
12.19.18 KUMD Live in Studio A session - 2 PM
12.20.18 Yellow Bike Coffee - Hermantown, MN
2.8.19 Sir Ben’s Tavern 9 PM - Duluth, MN
4.28.19 Hoops Brewing 7:15 PM (Duluth Homegrown set) - Duluth, MN