Erika Wennerstrom 7.11.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Erika Wennerstrom 7.11.19

Posted by on Jul 12, 2019

photo by Michael Minasi

Erika Wennerstrom first became known as the face of Heartless Bastards, an Ohio rock band that gained huge support locally after moving to Austin. Now, with a new album Sweet Unknown, Wennerstrom is finding her own as a solo artist.

Ahead of her sold-out show at the Cactus Erika stopped by Studio 1A to play two covers of Townes Van Zandt songs that she recently released as a tribute to his career. When asked about her experience performing solo for the first time, she admitted that it has been a challenging experience but finding “strength in her vulnerabilities” has been key. She also talks touring Europe with Patty Griffin and working on a new album, all in between two beautiful renditions of Van Zandt classics.

Claire Hardwick, KUTX Intern

 

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