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. 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, and country all weave together under the calm direction of their showmanship and love of wordplay. In 2014 they moved to a semi-remote location in the Ozark mountains to better position themselves for traveling 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. Their most recent album entitled “2” was recorded in New Orleans and features the songwriters a their best across 12 duets as they weave between urban motifs and the joys and feelings of love and friendship. It was recorded just 6 weeks after their last record “Homestead Hands” which received critical acclaim for its capture of rural life, and historic undertones. "Living for the last few years in an isolated area of the Ozark mountains has no doubt contributed to the authenticity they bring to their original songs that mainly embrace themes from a world that has been passed by“ writes Elmore Magazine.
2-(Released May 2019):
Homestead Hands (Released September 2018):
Songbirds and Fog (Released May 2016):