Erika Wennerstrom: 2018
Erika Wennerstrom at WFUV (photo by Dan Tuozzoli and Mary Munshower)
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.