Erik Koskinen

Genre country, blues, folk
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Erik Koskinen was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, raised in Northern Michigan and upper New York state, lived in urban Minneapolis and lives in Cleveland. Minnesota. Not Ohio. He lives on a farm and owns a recording studio in the town of 717. Koskinen grew up with the rhythms of weather, factory towns, and farmlands. Koskinen worked in construction for years as he developed his music career. Sprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of America’s theaters of war, history, relationships, and 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 and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Koskinen “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.”

Erik Koskinen was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, raised in Northern Michigan and upper New York state, lived in urban Minneapolis and lives in Cleveland. Minnesota. Not Ohio. He lives on a farm and owns a recording studio in the town of 717. Koskinen grew up with the rhythms of weather, factory towns, and farmlands. Koskinen worked in construction for years as he developed his music career. Sprouted from a blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of America’s theaters of war, history, relationships, and 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 and Ry Cooder while speaking as plainly as your neighbor. The Minneapolis Star Tribune calls Koskinen “the real deal” and “the best country songwriter in Minnesota.”

Top Tracks

Six Pack of Beer and a Pack of Cigarettes 1

Six Pack of Beer and a Pack of Cigarettes

First Time in Years 2

First Time in Years

On Christmas Day 3

On Christmas Day

Big Plane 4

Big Plane

Learning the Hardway 5

Learning the Hardway

Boomtown 6

Boomtown

Darlin' 7

Darlin'

Nobody's Girl but Mine 8

Nobody's Girl but Mine

Detroit Detroit 9

Detroit Detroit

Nothing Without You 10

Nothing Without You

Top Albums

America Theatre
America Theatre
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Keep it To Yourself
Keep it To Yourself
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Burning the Deal
Burning the Deal
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