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Michele Lundeen

Michele Lundeen: Percussion, Vocals | Ric Lee: Drums, Percussion | Jimmy Woodard: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | John Simons: Bass guitar, Vocals | Walter Gentry: Saxophone, Vocals

Genre: Blues & Soul

Sound description: Often described as "Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Raitt" (or think Lydia Pense, Bonnie Bramlett).

RIYL: Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Harry Belfonte, the Righteous Brothers, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson, Tina Turner, Etta James, BB King, James Brown, Susan Tedeschi, Rolling Stones, Albert King, Isley Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Beth Hart, Joan Osborne, Bette Midler, Bonnie Bramlett, Billie Holiday, Esther Phillips, Dusty Springfield, LouAnn Barton

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Synoposis

Inception: San Diego, 1998

Ex-Band Members: Steve Welles, Bass guitar John January, Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals David Lindgren, Bass guitar, Vocals Michael McGinty, Keyboards, Vocals Johnny Vernazza, Guitar (electric) Leo Dombeki, Keyboards, Saxophone, Vocals Mark Bentley, Keyboards, Vocals Larry Logan, Keyboards, Vocals

Influences: Tina Turner, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, James Brown, LouAnn Barton, Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle, LaVern Baker, Big Mama Thornton

Background:

Dubbed the “Queen of Steam” for her soulful vocals and energetic stage presence, Lundeen and her band blend classic roadhouse rhythm & blues, jump swing, Memphis groove, sultry jazz, and funky soul into a satisfying musical stew. She's shared stages with blues-rock heavies such as John Lee Hooker, Savoy Brown, Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, and more.

Lundeen has frequently been nominated Best Blues at the San Diego Music Awards. Her debut full-length Song Inside Me was nominated Best Blues Album at the 2005 SDMAs, and one of the final four Best Self-Produced CDs at the Blues Foundation’s Int’l Blues Challenge (IBC). She and her band also won Blues Lovers United of San Diego’s Regional IBC in 2001, scoring the chance to represent San Diego at IBC in Memphis, TN.

Describing her strangest stage moment, Lundeen says “I had some guy literally crawl across the floor to eat a dog biscuit out of my hand when I was performing one of my heartwarming originals, ‘I Need a Dog.’ I was really just teasing, and there he was on his hands and knees, barking and growling. Lawd, have mercy.”

Lundeen toured Holland in March 2017.

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