Loesel is a versatile
singer-songwriter with a country-blues voice and deft hand for the
guitar. Loesel's debut CD, Westfalia,
chronicles six years of travels across the states in a Volkswagen
covers a lot of
American ground. Blues. Folk. Country. A craftsman at
ties it all together in songs about loving, drinking and dying.
developed his sound playing gigs around Traverse City, Austin, and
Charlottesville. Starting out, he lived, camped and traveled in
Westfalia. The van was a songwriting retreat that carried Loesel
several trips across the United States. As a solo performer,
his upbeat originals with the cover material he was performing.
During an extended stay in Nashville Loesel recorded
his songs. The experience turned his focus from guitar to
songwriting. Looking for a place to
write away from the music business, Loesel moved to Seattle.
spent two years developing his material before hiring a studio band to
record Westfalia. The
project was mixed in NYC with an all-star
lineup of sidemen to fill out the arrangements. The CD was
in May 2010 through Incochee Trail Music.
tours and performs regularly in Seattle.