The Lark and the Loon
Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen
The Lark and the Loon are a songwriting duo consisting of husband/wife team Jeff Rolfzen and Rocky Steen-Rolfzen. The two bring their distinct writing styles together in what they call an exploration in the etymology of American music. They take inspiration from prewar blues and jazz, Irish dance music, as well as traditional American music. Named for the state birds of their respective home states of Montana and Minnesota the two often draw inspiration from their dual upbringing in urban and rural life. Their debut album "Songbirds and Fog" was recorded in their cabin home in the Ozarks after a period of heavy isolation and was met with critical acclaim. Their follow up came in the Fall of 2018 entitled “Homestead Hands” and drew motifs from the prairie landscape and rich western history that plagued and blessed the upper United States at the turn of the 20th century. The two have performed in the United States as well as Ireland and Germany. When not on the road they enjoy the comfort of their Ozark home where they garden in the rocky soil, hike the scenic hills, and soak in the tranquility before their next venture.
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