Artist Spotlight: Lord Huron

I’ve been dreaming again of a lonesome road
Where I’m lost and I’ve got no friends
Just the rocks and the trees
And my lonesome dreams
And a road that’ll never end
(from Lonesome Dreams)

Lord Huron’s songs often talk of journeys, of being on the road, seeing the world, of being alone, leaving loved ones behind – or finding love on the way. Sometimes dark and moody, always compelling – even addictive – they’re songs that stick with you, lyrics and melody, long after the last note has wafted away.

It began as a solo project by LA-based musician Ben Schneider in 2010 – while on a trip home to Michigan, it happens. He recorded three songs inspired by communing with nature, released them as the Into the Sun EP, and Lord Huron was born.

With band mates and childhood friends Mark Barry on drums, Brett Farkas (guitar), Miguel Briseno (bass), and Tom Renaud (guitar), LH fleshed out their own unique sound. They released Lonesome Dreams in 2012 and the western-themed Strange Trails in 2015 – toured constantly, got themselves on the charts and stirred up a pretty good following.

Their road leads them to us this July 17 to help close the festival – a truly exciting turn of events!