Bio

Erinn Peet Lukes is originally from the sunny shores of Redondo Beach, California. She left home at eighteen to explore the music scenes of Seattle and New York City. Lukes tested out her original songs playing at open mics and learned to capture a crowd while busking in subway stations and at Pike Place Market.

In 2013, she moved to Denver and formed a bluegrass band called Thunder and Rain. The band toured the US, Ireland, and the UK in it's seven year run. Bluegrass's influence helped shape the flatpick-style of guitar playing that compliments her crystal clear, lilting voice, vivid lyrics and catchy melodies. 

Thunder and Rain disbanded in 2020 and she moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Erinn released her second solo EP, "EPL" on March 4th 2022. 

Awards and Recognition

In her career, Erinn has opened for Billy Strings, Krueger Brothers, Brothers Comatose, Peter Rowan, Rachel Baiman and John Paul White of the Civil Wars

FloydFest On-The-Rise Artist 2021 and 2022

2021 Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition Finalist (2nd place finish)

2018 Kerrville New Folk Competition Finalist

Notable 2021 Gigs 

City Winery, Nashville September 2021

Station Inn, Nashville August 2021

Notable Tours with Thunder and Rain (Former Bluegrass Band)

Three Week Tour Of the UK March 2019

Three Week Tour of Ireland May 2017

Three Week Tour of Ireland May 2017

Praise for the new EP, EPL

"... a brilliant collection that satisfies any cravings for well-written, subtle and resonant country music... seven elegantly introspective songs. At times her songs harness the gritty old-timey folk of Gillian Welch and at other times they even contain the lilting country-pop of Patsy Cline."

-Alan Cackett

"Erinn Peet Lukes will wring your heart out in the best possible way with her lyrics, make you smile when you hear her fresh, lilting vocals, and will make you tap your toes, or even want to dance along, when you hear the layered, bluegrass-pop instrumentation throughout her new EP, “EPL.” ...it's an exhilarating listen."

-Vents Magazine

"Her new EP, EPL, proves that there is a place for thoughtful, carefully crafted pop music within the country music pantheon. 'Stung' gets us out of the gate with a rocker reminiscent of Lucy Dacus or Phoebe Bridgers, while 'Country Music Breaks My Heart' is a sly revisionist view of commercial country pop. Conversely, 'Piece of Land' is a powerful pandemic-era protest anthem."

-Adobe and Teardrops

"...a seven-track EP of folksy Americana inspired by the bluegrass music she studied and the pop-rock of her youth, each track taking on a different vibe."

-Folking.com

"...chewing on all the influences and talents that have informed the first phase of her musical life and career... unequivocally puts Erinn Peet Lukes in the spotlight. Across the seven self-written tracks forming the EP a fair sample is revealed detailing an artist heavily schooled in the diverse worlds of bluegrass, indie and pop... some finely crafted musicianship... exquisite talent... an artist smart on choices and effective in execution."

-Three Chords and the Truth UK

"Erinn Peet Lukes lays down vocals that are angelic and soulful."

-Glide Magazine

"[Erinn Peet Lukes'} gorgeous new single 'Catalyst' shines."

-Skope Mag