" This is exciting stuff. It has country-blues weaving through the melody, joy and pain riding their rustic tonsils and these young people have brought the truth in authentic folk music back from the dead." - No Depression
"Reminiscent of Norman Blake, Tony Rice and Iris Dement (with a touch of Music from Big Pink) this laid back record feels steeped in tradition while still showcasing an incredible talent of original songwriting." ~ Record Crates United
The Lark and the Loon are a husband and wife songwriting duo. Roots music by simple definition their writing and song choices traverse the Americana idea in what they call an exploration of the etymology of American music. Sea shanties, Irish dance tunes, Delta and Piedmont blues, jazz, country, and the often complex duets that have become their signature all weave together under the calm direction of their showmanship and love of wordplay. Their debut album "Songbirds and Fog"was the highest charted self-released album on the Folk DJ charts the month of its release and has been gaining steady fanfare from the listeners reached by this 74 minute 19 track catalog of an album. Tailored to their environment they deliver performances full of humor, insight, and history. Having several coast-to-coast tours under their belt the two enjoy the road. In 2014 they moved to a semi-remote location in the Ozark mountains to better position themselves for travelling the country. When at home they write, work the rocky soil, and hike the natural beauty of the area, soaking in the peace and quiet before their next venture.
Rocky Steen-Rolfzen was born in eastern Montana, the state bird of which is the Meadowlark. Playing a plethora of instruments and styles she has seen success in the rock circuit as well as some success on the web. Her most notable work is likely her song "Treehouse" which received viral attention on YouTube reaching an audience of over a million and remains a favored song by fans the world over. Favored for her powerful and expressive voice she has released two EPs on her own and has worked on other collaborations as well.
Jeff Rolfzen was born in St. Paul Minnesota, the state bird of which is the Loon. He became enthralled with music after receiving a cheap tiny guitar from a friend at the age of 17. His songwriting was well received in the Twin Cities for their lyrical strength and often universal ideas that made them applicable to different genres and artists. He released a solo EP in 2013 entitled "Caught in the Rain" featuring original songs from his own traditions.