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"..All music is folk music, I never heard any horses doin' it." - Big Bill Broonzy.
Lightning Hall (Erik E. Knudson,) is a truly unique artist who blends the soulful sound of early acoustic blues and the ambiance and mystery of the Southwest and a regular performer in the Albuquerque, NM area for the past several years. He grew up largely in the Gulf Coast city of Galveston, TX. where he acquired a taste for southern music, blues, southern rock, country, R&B... He sings, plays guitar and harmonica and early on acquired a love of acoustic blues music. He writes and performs original songs influenced by "folk blues" and other styles. His first CD, "Blues Machine" was released in 2011, is filled with folk-blues and Americana that "paints vivid portraits of the the lives of his characters with words". It is available through the store links on this page and at Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and more. He also performs the songs of classic acoustic blues masters like Lightning Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzy and Muddy Waters and a few more contemporary blues and blues-rock artists. He has been described as a "very compelling blues artist" and one with "impeccable guitar work and a soulful voice" by blues-biz insiders and local promoters.
Erik supports animal rights and the ASPCA.