J.E. Sunde

J.E. Sunde (Jonathan Edward Sunde), a Wisconsin native, is now a Minneapolis, MN-based songwriter/composer. Beginning in the years studying western classical music with an emphasis in vocal technique at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Jon spent a decade writing beautifully unusual music with indie-folk trio The Daredevil Christopher Wright.

He has since released three solo records, his most recent being 9 Songs About Love (Vietnam Label) released in November 2020. Bob Boilen of NPR’s All Things Considered speaks of the album "as a fight against melancholy that ends up in a surpassing place — it also speaks to the notion of knowing when a good idea has turned into a great one."

With an affinity for the classic American songwriters and performers like Leonard Cohen, Nina Simone, and Paul Simon, Jon writes densely poetic songs with a bent toward the philosophical.

There is subtle witty humor threaded throughout his live performance as the music pirouettes between introspective balladry and infectious bouncy folk-pop numbers. Also, his voice sounds like some sort of weird angel.

Past Shows


Mar
4
th
2022
Turf Club
Mar
4
th
2022
Turf Club
Feb
5
th
2019
Turf Club
Feb
5
th
2019
Turf Club

DAN MANGAN

with J.E. Sunde
Feb
6
th
2018
7th St Entry
Feb
6
th
2018
7th St Entry
Dec
9
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
9
th
2017
Turf Club

A TRIBUTE TO THE REPLACEMENTS and The Melismatics

with Eleganza!, Early Eyes, The Bad Man and more!
Oct
1
st
2017
Turf Club
Oct
1
st
2017
Turf Club

Daniel Norgren

with J.E. Sunde
Mar
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Mar
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Dec
28
th
2016
Turf Club
Oct
1
st
2016
Turf Club
Oct
1
st
2016
Turf Club

King Charles

with J.E. Sunde
Jan
31
st
2016
7th St Entry
Jan
31
st
2016
7th St Entry

Carroll

with Rupert Angeleyes and J.E. Sunde
Nov
13
th
2015
7th St Entry
Nov
13
th
2015
7th St Entry

PETER WOLF CRIER

with Al Church and J.E. Sunde
Aug
21
st
2015
Turf Club
Aug
21
st
2015
Turf Club

J.E. Sunde

with Har-di-Har and FRANKIE TEARDROP (Solo)
Mar
4
th
2015
Turf Club
Mar
4
th
2015
Turf Club

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

with J.E. Sunde and Astral Swans
Jan
3
rd
2015
7th St Entry
Jan
3
rd
2015
7th St Entry

J.E. Sunde

with The Multiple Cat and HOLLY HANSEN
Aug
4
th
2014
7th St Entry
Aug
4
th
2014
7th St Entry

PHOX

with J.E. Sunde and LOTT
Mar
21
st
2014
Turf Club
Mar
21
st
2014
Turf Club
Dec
20
th
2013
Turf Club
Dec
20
th
2013
Turf Club

Laarks

with J.E. Sunde and The Farewell Circuit

More Shows

Nov
16
th
Fine Line

An Evening with
The Infamous Stringdusters

Dec
3
rd
Turf Club

Church of Cash

with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Nov
3
rd
First Avenue

Dark Star Orchestra

Oct
23
rd
7th St Entry

FènixDion

with Kid Dakota and Goon Tribune