SXSW Ones to Watch: Erika Wennerstrom

The Heartless Bastards lead singer traveled and hiked before recording her new solo album.

Listen to this story at KUTX-Austin.

By Art LevyMarch 8, 2018 3:05 pm

From KUTX:

You might not know the name Erika Wennerstrom, but since 2003, she’s led the Austin-by-way-of-Ohio band Heartless BastardsThis month, she’s taking a break from the band to release her solo debut, Sweet Unknown.

Before recording, Wennerstrom took hiking trips to the Amazon and Big Bend in West Texas. She says these experiences planted the seeds for the solo album, and you can hear that. The sound is as big as the great outdoors.

Catch Erika Wennerstrom at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons on Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m.