North Country Blonde is three-piece Americana band. We are: Mark Piekos (guitar and vocals), Summer Cheyenne (vocals), and Dan Phelps (banjo and slide guitar). We play original music as well as covers of roots rock and blues.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
North Country Blonde is a new band made of of three members with 10-25 years of performance experience.
North Country Blonde is Summer Cheyenne, Mark Piekos, and Dan Phelps.
Summer Cheyenne Hallenstein is a singer songwriter from Woodstock, IL. Growing up she spent her days listening to Jazz and has been influenced by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. She went on to sing jazz at various open mics, jazz jams, Woodstock’s Jazz Fest, parties, and other venues.
Summer also has a background in theatre and dance and has been performing in musicals for most of her life. She graduated from Millikin University with a BM in commercial music and a theatre minor. While at school she explored other musical styles and began songwriting and recording music. She fell in love with writing and continues to write, perform, and record original music to this day. She is currently a part of the band North Country Blonde.
Mark Piekos has been playing guitar, singing and writing songs since age fifteen. His musical experience began in his parent's basement where he uncovered his father's Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and John Prine 45's. He has since played with numerous bands, including Empty V, The Usual, Knockemstiff and The Storefront Lawyers.
Dan Phelps has been performing and recording for over 20 years. He specializes in delta and country blues music and has toured several times as a solo artist. Dan now joins North Country Blonde which adds a nice bluesy twang to the band.
Take it Easy
St. James Infirmary
Key to the Highway
Come on in My Kitchen
In the Pines
|Mark Piekos||Vocals, guitar|
|Dan Phelps||Banjo and slide guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
The Civil Wars, Steve Earle, Big Bill Broonzy, The Eagles, traditional folk and blues.
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