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Erika Wennerstrom: 2018

Erika Wennerstrom at WFUV

Erika Wennerstrom at WFUV (photo by Dan Tuozzoli and Mary Munshower)

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As the frontwoman and primary songwriter for Heartless Bastards, Erika Wennerstrom never thought about going solo. But after five albums spanning over a decade, Wennerstrom and her band decided to take a break.

This hiatus offered up the opportunity for some self-exploration. For an artist, it’s only natural that a spiritual journey inspires creativity, and for Wennerstrom, that journey led to the songs that became her solo debut, Sweet Unknown.

She stopped by Studio A to play us a few of these songs, and talk with us about the deep soul searching that led her to her first solo outing.

[recorded: 3/5/18]

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