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.