Erik Koskinen

Cruising Paradise

Cruising Paradise by Erik Koskinen
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CountryFolk Rock
For fans of:James McMurtry, Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale, Hayes Carll
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  1. Broke Down
  2. Free Man
  3. On Christmas Day
  4. Red Dress Girl
  5. When the Money Rolls In #2
  6. Drag Seeing You
  7. Lucky Man
  8. Big Machine
  9. Cruising Paradise The Long Way Around
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Musically sprouted from the blend of American folk, country, rock-n-roll, and blues, Erik Koskinen and his top-shelf band realize a sound that is distinctive and fresh while familiar and classic. Koskinen’s albums are a lyrical and musical metaphor of American’s theaters of war, of history, of relationships, and of the 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.” After releasing Cruising Paradise as an EP in November 2017, Koskinen has added three new songs and pressed to vinyl for a release in July. Cruising Paradise follows Koskinen’s first three albums, America Theatre (2014), Live At the Real Phonic Radio Hour (2015), and Keep It to Yourself (2010).

CountryFolk Rock
For fans of:James McMurtry, Mark Knopfler, JJ Cale, Hayes Carll
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