With her pure, angelic voice and bluegrass-inspired sensibilities, Erinn Peet Lukes makes music that crosses genres with melodies that are fun and memorable. Growing up in Southern California, the singer/songwriter left home at 18 to explore the music scenes in Seattle, New York City and Denver, writing and performing along the way. After years touring with her popular bluegrass band Thunder and Rain, she moved to Nashville and recorded a pop, country, and rock influenced EP with a top notch team. In her decade long career, Erinn has shared the stage with great songwriters such as Jennifer Knapp and John Paul White of the Civil Wars. Her songwriting has gotten her placed in the Kerrville New Folk Competition (2018) and the Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition (2021). In the summer of 2021 she graced the stage of the world famous Station Inn in Nashville, TN for the very first time....but definitely not the last!
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
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."
"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."
"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."
"...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."
"[Erinn Peet Lukes'} gorgeous new single 'Catalyst' shines."