PETER LEHNDORFF was once called skewed by the Springfield (MA) Union News. He considers that a compliment. He writes stand-up folk: humorous songs about everyday life. His off-beat songs poke fun at things we generally overlook: our cars, what we eat, where we live and the things that most normal people are too afraid to admit they are afraid of.
His CD, LOVE ON THE LINE includes Yellow Datsun, a duet with Dar Williams. He gets studio help from some of the finest musicians in New England including mandolin wiz Kevin Lynch, guitarist Jeff Pevar (James Taylor, David Crosby, Ray Charles), Richard Downs on tuba and bass and Chris Haynes on accordian and jazz piano. His song East Longmeadow looks at suburban life, commuting to work in a stationwagon and trying to get back home again. Paranoid is an anthem to fear. He goes to heaven but gets lonely in I Wish You Were Dead. The title track Love on the Line is the story about a long distance relationship. The couple marries during a conference call. Peugeot is about French engineering and is featured on CarTalk Car Tunes Volume 1: Disrespectful Car Songs. He has performed at Lincoln Center (outdoors anyway) and coffeehouses and concert halls throughout the northeast and he has been included on three of the Folk Next Door CD compilations. He was a finalist in the Boston Acoustic Underground.
RADIO CUTS: Yellow Datsun, Everything Takes Longer, East Longmeadow, Love on the Line, I Wish You Were Dead, Peugeot.
“ ...intelligent lyrical vignettes of everyday life and the comical trappings of suburbia... delivered with an acute sense of comedic timing.” -The Springfield (MA) Union News
Dirty Linen Magazine called East Longmeadow “a tongue-in-cheek anthem to suburbia.”
New England Performer Magazine called Everything Takes Longer “hilarious”...“Imagine Sam Elliot or Nick Nolte singing a tune written by Nick Drake and Carlos Jobim and you’ll get the picture – a gem.”
“Like the best of them, Lehndorff uses humor to point out life’s little truths. – Dave Perry, Lowell (MA) Sun
“Peter Lehndorff has established his own voice, his own good natured wonder at the all-too-visible mysteries of this modern world.” – Jim Foley, KXCI-fm Tuscon (AZ)
“His lyrics are wry, but have an honest, lived-in, everyday quality. Lehndorff’s not a wise guy, but a man with a keen sense of what is both weird and touching in our shared human experience.” – Dwight Thurston,WWUH-fm Hartford (CT)
Tom Lehrer with chops. – John McLaughlin,WESU-fm, Ohio