A blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues.
“Erik is very much his own man stylistically. Sub genres are no use at all in describing Erik's music and perhaps a new genre is more appropriate.”
-American Roots UK
“As dazzling a guitarist as he is an evocative storytelling songwriter.”
-Minneapolis Star Tribune
Craig Grossman, Agent
Phone: 734-995-9066 ext 13
Musically driven from blending American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and rooted. Koskinen’s music is a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theater of love and war, of history and pain, and of the reflections in the mirror. Knowing but not didactic, Koskinen channels the ways of Whitman and reverently enters the anthology of uniquely crafted wry songs with the likes of Woody Guthrie, Ry Cooder and Randy Newman while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Koskinen “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.”