About Erik Lunde ~ Bio, Hype, Lies & Tall Tales
Colorado-based Folk Rock Singer-Songwriter Erik Lunde is a Poet & Songsmith with a captivating voice, evocative songs, and a compelling stage presence who "pens lyrics that are haunting and memorable poetry married with one of the widest arrays of melodies this areas knows." (Scene Magazine). The founder and frontman of the Lunde Station band, a staple on the Northern Colorado music scene over the past 7 years, Lunde has re-emerged as a singer-songwriter, performing under his own name, with a more stripped-down sound, and a newly completed full length album of songs entitled “Water From The Stone.”
Lunde was raised in Mapleton, Wisconsin, a nowhere town of about 150 people and 2,000 cows. His parents were Norwegian Hippie Lutherans gone Southern Baptist, subsequently his earliest exposure to music was Old Protestant Hymns, Spirituals, Bluegrass and Gospel, as well as the Simon and Garfunkel, Elton John, and Bob Dylan records his parents hid in the closet. As a kid he loved both the Beatles and the Stones and refused to choose which was better. His greatest musical memory as a child was listening to Queen's "We Will Rock You" on a little green transistor radio as he hid in the bathroom in the dark to hide from the wrath of the Lord and his mom. Like a lot of shiftless Bohemian dilettante types he ran West to California a week after his high school graduation and came under the influence of Jim Morrison, Carlos Castaneda, Walt Whitman, and Jack Kerouac. He has been wandering and writing songs ever since. Sometimes when he is singing he thinks he is an old black woman, but the sound never comes out that way. He currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado and plays whenever and wherever he can.
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“ “Water From Stone” is the band at their most epic. What begins with the familiar folk style of previous Lunde Station work soon explodes with southern rock licks and heavy percussion. This single is Lunde Station at their best.”