Erik Penny

Live Act Singer/Songwriter
Erik Penny - Singer/Songwriter Live Act in Berlin

Erik Penny Short Info

Erik Penny made the decision to trade the eternal sunshine of Los Angeles for the temperamental rain-wind-sun-snow climate of Berlin in 2008, and he hasn’t regretted the decision for a second since then. His music has always been Americana in the most basic, literal sense - being born in New York State, raised in El Paso, and cutting his musical teeth in LA saw to that - but somehow, being an American singer-songwriter in Berlin has distilled the essence of his writing and performing into something more distinctly “Americana” than any of his pre-Berlin work. And this version of “Americana” welcomes the Americas beyond the U.S. border: comparisons to famous Canadians Leonard Cohen and Neil Young sprout up regularly, while shades of the desert folk rock of Calexico, a band barely north of the border (just like Erik’s childhood), are reflected in his newly-completed LP “Heart Bleed out”. The focus is and always has been on songwriting: the one American tradition that Erik packed carefully into his suitcase and brought with him to Berlin. From the Delta blues to Dylan, from the Beach Boys to The Eagles, from Johnny Cash to Wilco, a good song transcends time and space and, most importantly perhaps, international borders.

Erik Penny made the decision to trade the eternal sunshine of Los Angeles for the temperamental rain-wind-sun-snow climate of Berlin in 2008, and he hasn’t regretted the decision for a second since then. His music has always been Americana in the most basic, literal sense - being born in New York State, raised in El Paso, and cutting his musical teeth in LA saw to that - but somehow, being an American singer-songwriter in Berlin has distilled the essence of his writing and performing into something more distinctly “Americana” than any of his pre-Berlin work. And this version of “Americana” welcomes the Americas beyond the U.S. border: comp...

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Past Gigs Erik Penny

  • 02 | 2015 Germany Band Tour 2015!
  • 11 | 2014 Germany Solo Tour 2014!
  • 10 | 2014 Grüner Salon Berlin Album Release Concert
  • 09 | 2014 Berlin Music Week c/o Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH First We Take The Streets

Discography Erik Penny

  • 2011 Live at the Sofa Sessions Album | Believe
  • 2010 Bend Album | Believe / Cargo
  • 2008 The Linger Kiss Album | none
  • 2007 Self Titled EP EP | none
  • 2006 Footprints Album | none
  • 2004 Summer Stars EP EP | none

Media

  • Video Erik Penny - Side of the Ro...
  • Sound "Honey Please, Live at Sofa...
  • Video Erik Penny - Heart Bleed Ou...
  • Video Erik Penny - Under The Gun ...

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2004

Members

  • Markus Runzheimer Bass
  • Volker Meitz Keyboards
  • Earl Harvin Drums