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Michele Lundeen / Press

"She only knows one way to sing and that's from the heart."

Kyle Deibler/Phoenix Blues Society - Blues Bytes

"The level of confidence she exudes along with the depth of soul she feels - and makes the listener feel, is masterful."

Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro - Mary4Music CD review

"A soul-deep singer with a penetrating presence. Her music has a force of its own, with vocals that hit you smack dab between the eyes and knock you a few feet back."

Michael Kinsman (Prez Blues Lovers United of San Diego, San Diego Blues Fest) - Song Inside Me CD liner notes

"The best part of the North Tahoe Blues Fest was powerhouse Michele Lundeen - with a voice reminiscent of Janis Joplin - she was wonderful!"

Concert review - Truckee Weekly

"Her slow and soulful cover of the 60's soul classic "You're Gonna Make Me Cry" is reason enough to discover this very talented vocalist."

Eric Steiner Prez. Washington Blues Society - Cosmik Debris

"Girl, I remember you...you sing that way, down South, anywhere, they’ll go wild, they’d love you.”

Magic Slim & The Teardrops - Live quote

"Reno’s own Queen of the Blues kicked butt with her voice that ranges from sultry to raspy, to variations not many woman singers reach, nor have the ability to...What an honor to have that entertaining ability and not be afraid to share it."

Samuel T. Hawks - Nighthawk Blues Beat

"Your voice, Michele, is very emotional and my heart's breaking down. This good stuff is a strong impulse of blues, a high energy and a great pleasure. Recommended!" Programme 'Hot Time' www.couleursfm.com, 'Le Blues Café' talk-show http://lebluescafe.free.fr, Collectif des Radios Blues www.radiosblues.com, Magazine Blues&Co www.blues-n-co.org, Magazine Crossroads www.banditscompany.com

Francis Rateau - Magazine Crossroads/Collectif des Radios Blues/Magazine Blues&Co

"It was another great year for the Eldorado’s BBQ Brews & Blues Festival, their 11th... former hometown gal Michele Lundeen kicked off the 3rd Street Stage Show at 11:30 am. Several headliners followed like Elvin Bishop and Tommy Castro ... Candye Kane, Lowrider Band, Shane Dwight, Canned Heat, Mark Hummel’s Harmonica Blowout and Delta Blues Dawgs... from where I was standing on Virginia Street it sounded to me like the best band of the day was Michele Lundeen and Blues Streak."

Roger Slugg/Host (“Take Names Later Blues” KUNR-FM 88.7 Reno, NV) - Reno Blues Society Bluesletter

"Singing is a full-body workout for Lundeen. She does project a shaggy, Joplin-esque power onstage, a live wire of locomotive energy that seems about to escape the constraints of her body, her legs, arms, hips and perpetual-motion rump pumping to the beat. Her sound is suffused with a gutbucket grittiness, and as much as she carries the music, the music carries her."

Steve Bornfeld - Las Vegas Journal-Review

"The crowd was receptive to Lundeen's deep, raspy voice and the band set the tone for an incredible night...you couldn't help but feel the emotions of the music and the set ended with a standing ovation resulting in two encores."

Cheryl O'Grady Yearnshaw - Reno Blues Society (support for John Lee Hooker-Lake Tahoe)

"Michele Lundeen killed us with her smokin’ hot blues. From ballsy barn burners to bittersweet ballads, Michele lives up to her name, the Queen of Steam. Anyone looking for a serious female blues artist needs to look no further. She’s the real deal and she’ll steal your heart with her knockout talent and killer smile. ...Come see her in San Diego or find a way to get her booked at a club near you!"

Joan Hunt (Photographer/Blogger) - (Tommy Castro support at Belly Up Tavern)

"You're amazing! The band is great and girl you have GOT it!" (Debbie Davies/Blind Pig Artist)

Quoted live

"Lundeen’s “Song Inside Me” is an often scintillating debut CD that displays her leather-lunged power, wise-beyond-her-years instinct and soulful-beyond-her-skin-color melisma to a wonderful effect. This gal is a dynamo for sure."

Buddy Blue - San Diego Union Tribune

"Major discovery ... a powerful voice that is perfect for her very hot approach to blues."

Radio Voce Spazio/Italy

"Together the band is hot...with Michele it takes off. It’s hard to match “The Queen of Steam” for whitewoman, blackwoman, bluewoman blues. She describes her voice as her persona, everything she is. Who’s to argue? When she sings, everybody gets inside of the blues. Nobody, I mean NOBODY can sing “I’d Rather Go Blind” like her..."

Prof. Helen Valborg - Reno Blues Society Bluesletter

"You’re Gonna Make Me Cry’ is wonderful soul at its very best. With Vernazza’s guitar, Delone’s piano and organ, excellent background vocals and a superb vocal from Michele, this is an absolute KILLER track."

Paul Harris - Rhythm & Blues UK

"Real visceral impact"

George Vargas - San Diego Tribune

"The Queen of Steam is a must to be seen! High energy with a wonderful voice and great stage presence."

Lou “Wolfie” Wolfenson - Maui Blues Assoc.

"Show me a female vocalist that can kick her butt! It doesn't get any better than this folks!"

Barney Roach/promoter/artist - Blog review (after opening for James Harman)

"...Michele Lundeen from San Diego (and editor of the Blues Festival Guide) ...showed (she has) what it takes in the vocal department (at the Marriott Handy Jam). I enjoyed backing Michele on guitar at the Rum Boogie Café the following Sunday with Billy Gibson. (at 25th W.C. Handy week in Memphis)

T-Bone Erickson Editor - Blueswax

"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed seeing you - you were great! I loved your presence and your strong woman song. It was a real pleasure to see another woman belting 'em out. Keep up the good work!"

Candye Kane (Delta Groove Artist) - Live/email quote

"Song Inside Me is pragmatic, gut-bucket and effective...a demonstration, a sermon, a textbook and a rally –powerful, lively and humbling... a gift of love from a leader to her community."

Arthur Shuey III - Blues Bytes