Roots-Blues-Soul Singer/Songwriter
"Real visceral impact" George Vargas - San Diego Tribune

"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

"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!" Reviewer Joan Hunt (Tommy Castro support at Belly Up Tavern)

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

"She only knows one way to sing and that's from the heart."... Kyle Deibler-Blues Bytes -

"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 

"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 (England)

"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

"San Diego’s Queen of Steam supercharges a range of roots genres with her powerful voice and compelling style. Horn-driven R&B, slow blues, sultry swamp funk, shuffles, old-time jazz and Stonesy rockers all figure into the mix."
Tom Hyslop - Blues Revue

"The success of the set is underlined by the assured handling of the slow-ish, soul-drenched title track."
Norman Darwen - Blues In Britain
Press/Quotes... A taste of what they're saying:
"Blueswoman by trade, genuine temptress by voice, Michele Lundeen is excessively talented...Soulful in the same way Joplin was fantastically affecting, she sounds like the South in the summer –– sweaty, stimulated and full of dancing voodoo."
Caley Cook - San Diego CityBeat

"Michele Lundeen is turning up the heat. See her on stage for even a nanosecond and you'll see the way she throws herself into her music. It's easy to see why she's been dubbed the Queen of Steam."
Michael Kinsman HooDoo Prod. - San Diego Blues Fest

"You lit up the stage...what I saw at the blues show was chemistry on a mass scale...and the crowd participation you engaged, I was literally on the edge of my chair. Thank you for your talent and for your sensual, sexy, hot blooded contribution... You embody the spirit and soul of the true blues genre. Rich Giglio -IBC Kickoff Concert

"Smoking band... gutsy, blues flavored vocal attitude, performance and phrasing. An experienced, seasoned performer." TAXI A&R reps

"She sings with assurance that no one can interpret her songs any better. Each cut on this CD shows another dimension of Lundeen’s talent and the feeling comes across that she is not only secure in her singing but enjoys it immensely."
Pete Sardon - Southland Blues

"The CD is absolutely wonderful! I was so “tuned in” to your romping steam type music, I was unprepared for the sheer power and soulful beauty of the softer, subtler stuff. This deserves to be heard by the world!"
Peggy Vaughan - Author

"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 - San Diego Blues Fest & San Diego Union Tribune - from CD Liner notes

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

"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 of “Take Names Later Blues”
KUNR-FM 88.7 Reno, NV (

"Michele Lundeen is one of my absolute favorites!”
Tina Matranga (owner Patrick's II blues club San Diego Gaslamp)
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"Major discovery ... a powerful voice that is perfect for her very hot approach to blues." ... Radio Voce Spazio/ - Italy

"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 - Cosmik Debris

"...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. T-Bone Erickson Editor  (25th W.C. Handy week 04 pics)

"Girl, I remember sing that way, down South, anywhere, they’ll go wild, they’d love you.”
Magic Slim -Magic Slim & The Teardrops

"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!"
Francis Rateau - Programme 'Hot Time', 'Le Blues Café' talk-show, Collectif des Radios Blues, Magazine Blues&Co, Magazine Crossroads

"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
"The crowd was receptive to Lundeen's deep, raspy voice and the band set the tone for an incredible 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-Reno Blues Society (opening for John Lee Hooker-Lake Tahoe)

"Show me a female vocalist that can kick her butt! It doesn't get any better than this folks!"
Barney Roach/Bassist -promoter (opening for James Harman)

"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.

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

"The best part of the North Tahoe Blues Fest was powerhouse Michele Lundeen...with a voice reminiscent of Janis Joplin...she was wonderful!" Tahoe/Truckee Weekly - Concert review with Chris Cain & Charlie Musselwhite
"Long As I'm Moving" Recorded Live at Patrick's II by Tim Pinch