My name is Peter Lehndorff. I am a singer-songwriter, artist, graphic designer, and basset hound wrangler. I live in an old house, on Main Street in a really small town, Hampden Massachusetts. I write songs about everyday stuff. Some are humorous. Some are serious.They are my observations about stuff that happens to us.
There are stories about my cars. And what I eat. And the places I’ve lived. And songs about all the crap I seem to be afraid of. I hope you will relate to some of it.
Proceeds from my music benefit the Huntington’s Disease Program at the University of Connecticut Health Center where my late wife Kathy, received treatment.
My recent releases, as well as Love on the Line, can be downloaded from my Bandcamp donation page. Songs can be found at other sites like Spotify and Amazon. Profits will go to the UConn clinic. Additional newer songs and covers can be found on SoundCloud.
I was once called “Skewed” by the Springfield (MA) Union-News. I consider that a compliment.
Back when I was performing more, I appeared at coffee houses and venues throughout New England. I called what I did “Stand-Up Folk” as a play on folk music and stand-up comedy. Now I mostly sit down. And I’m doing a few more serious songs. Almost always, Kathy was there to cheer me on and help with the driving. Sometimes it was just her and the bartender, and some chairs as an audience.
I performed at three of the Folk Next Door concerts at the University of Hartford and appeared on four compilations put out by WWUH-FM. I performed at Berklee Performance Center as one of the finalists in the Boston Acoustic Underground competition. And several of my car related tunes were on the National Public Radio show CarTalk. My song “Peugeot” appeared on Car Talk’s Car Tunes Volume 1: Disrespectful Car Songs. For a brief period, it was their music on hold. I even got to perform at Lincoln Center in New York. (Ok, it was Lincoln Center Outdoors, but we got to use their restrooms.) At any rate, I survived all of that with my obscurity intact.
I have opened for or shared the stage with many artists. From Bill Morrissey and Robert Earl Keen to Dar Williams. At any rate, I survived all of that with my obscurity intact.
I’m still proud of my early stuff. But I hope you enjoy my newer songs and the fact that it goes toward a good cause. And I hope to see you at a live performance soon.