HIGH ENERGY BLUES SENSATION!
Michele Lundeen, dubbed the "QUEEN OF STEAM" for her stirring vocals and electrifying stage presence, does indeed command attention. Often described as "Janis Joplin meets Bonnie Raitt" (or think Lydia Pense, Bonnie Bramlett, Bette Midler, Etta James, Aretha Franklin!), Michele is a powerful, soulful vocalist with an incomparable style all her own.She and her band effortlessly blend classic roadhouse rhythm & blues, jump swing, Memphis groove, sultry jazz and funky soul into a satisfying musical stew. An established, popular and respected veteran of the club, concert and festival circuit in both Northern Nevada and Southern California, Michele has shared stages with dozens of nationally known blues and roots artists from John Lee Hooker to Elvin Bishop and Savoy Brown to Queen Ida while gaining a reputation as a talented headliner in her own right.
Playing regular showcase venues and a long list of high profile festival events has allowed Michele to expose her musical talents and establish a strong regional following. Formed in 1998, Michele Lundeen & Blues Streak, her 5 pc, San Diego based band of seasoned professionals, won the coveted title of San Diego Blues Challenge winners and performed in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, in 2001. Michele has been Nominated for “Best Blues” in the San Diego Music Awards multiple times (most recently 2013). She and her band have established regular shows at popular San Diego venues like Patrick’s II, in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District and Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge on Shelter Island and she is frequently a featured artist in allstar showcases.

Michele also performs N'Awlin's type favorites in festive costume as Madame LeRoux & Krewe for Mardi Gras themed events as well as a Etta James/Koko Taylor heartfelt, rousing, rockin; tribute..
Growing up in Oakland, CA, music was always the centerpiece and staff of life for Michele. “My mom had a varied collection of albums like Harry Belfonte, The Righteous Brothers, Ray Charles, Mahalia Jackson and African and Hawaiian Island sounds! Then I heard Aretha and Tina Turner and I was really taken in!" Influenced by that commanding, Gospel/Soul sound, Michele’s own musical expressions exude attitude and confidence...but especially honesty. "I'm honestly moved by my experiences enough to shout them from the rooftops," Singing is a release. I'm telling/singing my story from my heart...my soul...I feel it, I believe it, and I know that the people can relate...I hand over my honest emotions to the audience.”
Eventually Michele began a singing career while balancing duties of a young, working mother. A gifted interpreter of songs, Michele’s hi-energy, live performances help tell her song’s stories, and one can visualize that intensity in her recorded work. With an honest, sometimes humorous look at the trials and tribulations of life, her lyrics can be poignant or tongue 'n cheek with straight ahead arrangements and catchy hooks.

Earthy, rootsy, robust and from the heart. Fans love her honesty and raw intensity.
This page was last updated: February 2, 2017
Michele’s love for music not only exudes on stage, but compliments her strong belief that music can have a dynamic impact on people's lives. As a editor/publisher of monthly blues society newsletters for over a decade, founding editor for the internationally distributed Blues Festival Guide (BFG) recipient of the Blues Foundation's 2006 "Keeping The Blues Alive" award for Print Media, and current weekly BFG e-Guide editor, Michele helps to promote, educate and inform readers about the history, tradition, and current happenings in the world of music.

In her homebase of San Diego she’s involved as one of the leaders in the Blues Lovers United of San Diego (BLUSD) “Blues in the Schools” workshop programs providing live musical instructional and historical views into the blues as an American art form. She's appeared in a documentary segment on San Diego CH 4 TV "Insider" and is featured in a San Diego Dept. of Education film short.

Michele is also the vocal instructor and program assistant for BLUSD's annual Blues Summer Camp and is musical staff member at the Carlsbad Flower Fields Kids program providing an interactive music program to 100's of children a day in the Spring.
Recording SONG INSIDE ME, Michele's full-length debut CD, was co-produced by seminal California Bay Area guitarist/arranger/producer Johnny “V” Vernazza (Gold Record winning Elvin Bishop Band alumni) and was one of the Blues Foundation 2006  "BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD" FINAL FOUR and a 2005 San Diego Music Award's "Best Blues Album" Nominee. The CD features nine self-penned originals among 12 tracks and, along with her own band, luminaries such as slide-master Roy Rogers guest. (See CD credits and more recording details and pics). SONG INSIDE ME has garnered airplay on a variety of college and Triple A stations across the U.S. as well as in Canada and abroad in England, France, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Belgrade, Belgium, Russia, Israel, Spain, Italy, Ireland, etc. Original tracks “Blues Is A Feeling” and “All Day Blues” were featured on  nationally syndicated program “Blues Deluxe” Feb 27-Mar 5, 05 and Sept 11-17, 05 respectively, broadcasted on 100 stations across the U.S., Virgin Islands and Canada and the worldwide web. The CD made KPRI’s 2005 “Essential 100”; WMEB’s “Top 10” of 2005; over 10 weeks in the 2006 Fall-Winter Roots-Blues Top 50 charts; four tracks hit #1-#2-#6-#12 on MixExposure.com in two days (Winter 2006). The CD had also appeared on several other Top 25 lists and been reported to the Living Blues Charts by numerous stations around the world. SONG INSIDE ME is available at Michele's live events and online at www.michelelundeen.com, CDBaby.com/cd/lundeen
....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.    From CD liner notes by Michael Kinsman
Shared stages with National Blues-Rock recording acts including:
John Lee Hooker • Kim Wilson • Tommy Castro • Magic Slim & The Teardrops • Little Charlie & The Nightcats • Queen Ida • Debbie Davies • Lonnie Brooks • Elvin Bishop • Charlie Musselwhite • Coco Montoya • Joe Louis Walker • Jimmy Thackery • Roy Rogers • Michael Burks • The Nighthawks • Candye Kane • The Original Lowriders (WAR)  • The Paladins • Zac Harmon • Hadden Sayers • Nick Schnebelen (Trampled Under Foot) • Earl Thomas • Savoy Brown and more

Notable Festivals & Events include:
(Mexican Riviera) Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise (w-Laurie Morvan + members of Elvin Bishop & Tommy Castro’s bands)
(San Diego, CA Co.) San Diego Street Scene • San Diego Blues Fest • Gator By The Bay • TGIF Jazz In The Park (Carlsbad) • Hillcrest City Fest(s) • Superbowl Blues Fest • Adams Avenue Street Fair • Blues Music Camp • Lemon Festival • KSDS Jazz Live (Saville Theater) • Jazz In The Park Blues Summit(s) • KSDS Jazz 88.3 Instrumental Women • Blues In The Schools TV Documentary (Reno/Tahoe area) Reno Blues Festival • No. Tahoe Blues Fest • Eldorado BBQ, Brews & Blues • Street Vibrations • Rollin’ On The River • Hot August Nights • Nugget Best In West Rib Cookoff • Tahoe Red, White & Blue • Black Hawk Solar Fest (Laughlin, NV) Colorado Belle Blues & Brews • Laughlin River Run (Wilmington, NC) 1st & 2nd Nat’l Women In Blues Festival (Memphis, TN) Int’l Blues Challenge • Rum Boogie (Las Vegas, NV) Taste & Tunes Festival (Baja Mexico) San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta(s) • Ensenada Blues & Rock Festival(s) • Baja Blues Fest (Rosarito) • (Cincinnati, Ohio) Cincy Winter Blues Fest 2017 • (The Netherlands) United By Music Week 2017

Notable Venues include:
(San Diego, CA Co.) Anthology • Belly Up Tavern • Calypso Cafe • Croce’s • Coyote Grill • Del Mar Fairgrounds • Del Mar Marriott • Gaslamp Speakeasy • Humphrey’s Backstage • Harrah’s Rincon • House Of Blues • Jimmy Love's • La Costa Resort • Lord Hornblower Cruises • Marble Room • Pala Casino • Patrick’s Gaslamp Pub • Rhythm City Grill • Saville Theater • Seaport Village • Tio Leo’s • Vail Lake Resort • Viejas Casino (Dreamcatcher, V-Lounge, Viejas Outlet) + • (Reno/Tahoe) Cantina Los Tres Hombres • Victorian Square • Siena Room • Reno Fairgrounds • Nugget • Wingfield Park • Great Basin Brewery • Hacienda • Reno Hilton • Tahoe Biltmore • Truckee River Park Amphitheatre • Reno Fairgrounds + (Memphis, TN) B.B. King’s • Rum Boogie • (Wilmington, NC) Front Street Music Hall (Las Vegas, NV) Sand Dollar Blues Lounge • City Hall Campus

Booking Contact: Milestone Music 619-403-3365 michelelundeen@gmail.com
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