Ernie was recently inverviewed by Jeremy D. Bonfiglio, the Sight & Sound Editor at The Herald-Palladium. Ernie talks about his band, new music, fatherhood, inspiration and much more.
Here’s a bit of the article:
A lot has changed for singer-songwriter Ernie Hendrickson.
There’s the addition to his name. The one-time solo artist has been playing under the billing of Ernie Hendrickson & Citizens of Love, a trio led by the Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist that typically includes drummer Devin Ulery and bass player Pete Muschong.
There’s the addition to his family. He and wife, Quinn, have a now 18-month-old daughter, Tansey.
Then there is time. Hendrickson recently turned 40, the age where mind and body welcome you to the joys of mid-life, crises and all.
What hasn’t changed, however, is Hendrickson’s commitment to his craft. Born in Wisconsin and raised in Rockford, Ill., Hendrickson grew up on a deep well of American roots music, which he continues to draw inspiration from.
After moving to Chicago in 2003, the Americana troubadour produced his solo debut “Down the Road” in 2007. His 2010 follow-up, “Walking with Angels,” earned a spot in the Top 20 on Roots Music Report’s Folk Album Chart for more than six months. And his latest album, “One for the Dreamers” (2013), was recorded with producer-drummer Chad Cromwell at Lamplight Studios in rural Primm Springs, Tenn.
You can read the entire article on the Herald-Palladium website.