Name Erika Wennerstrom
Best known for Fronting the band Heartless Bastards.
Current city Austin, TX
Really want to visit Marrakesh. I’ve had some friends do a caravan that rides out into the desert and you sleep under the stars in the Sahara. Also getting to listen to some live Tuareg music from that region similar to Tinarwin or Bombino. Sound like a cool trip to me.
Excited about The new record that came out September 10th! I’m so proud of it, and can’t wait for people to hear it. We’re touring all through the fall. Happy to get back out there after this crazy f*@king year and a half. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited to play.
My current music collection has a lot of JJ Cale, Nina Simone, Cass McCombs, Night Beats
And a little bit of Amyl and the Sniffers.
Don’t judge me for Not really. It’s not an album, but that song “White and Nerdy” by Weird Al cracks me up.
Preferred format I like vinyl the most, but streaming is nice for road trips and making playlists.
5 Albums I Can’t Live Without:
It’s one of my favorite albums of all time. Never gets old. It continues to inspire me. Marc Bolan’s vibrato is killer.
Led Zeppelin IV
The whole album front to back is a masterpiece, and “When the Levee Breaks” is one of my favorite drum recordings of all time, and that harmonica, I mean c’mon! The best.
What’s Going On
The album is incredible musically and lyrically. He was calling out truth decades ago. Poetic honesty. He’s always inspiring me in so many ways.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
It’s just one of the best albums of all time. No one is like David Bowie.
Wakin on a Pretty Daze
I think I’ve listened to this album more than any other over the last decade. It’s a new classic. Never gets old.