Peter Lehndorff

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Short Blurb:

Peter Lehndorff writes folk and jazz songs about everyday life. Some are humorous observations about everyday life in a small town. Besides his funny slice-of-life songs, Peter is now mixing the funny with the serious. And the romantic with the eccentric. His new album is Don’t Be Discouraged (2022).
In recent years he was a winner of the CT Folk Festival Songwriting competition. And he was part of the Philadelphia Folk Festival when it was virtual. He appeared on the Folk Next Door compilations at the University of Hartford. National Public Radio’s “CarTalk” featured many of his car-related tunes. 

Long Blurb:

Peter Lehndorff writes folk and jazz songs about everyday life. Some are humorous. Some are serious. They are observations about the things that happen to him and the stuff he sees. There are stories about cars; what he eats; and the places he has lived.

For several years, Peter was his late wife Kathy’s full-time caregiver as she battled Huntington’s Disease, the genetic brain disease that took the life of Woody Guthrie. He continued writing songs and recording them in his attic but gave up performing for nearly 20 years.

Back in the late 90s, he appeared at coffee houses and venues throughout New England. He was a finalist in the Boston Acoustic Underground competition and performed on three of the Folk Next Door concert compilations at the University of Hartford CT. His disc, Love on the Line was released on Signature Sounds and received a great deal of airplay on college and public radio. His car-related tunes were on NPR’s “CarTalk” radio show. His song, Peugeot was included on a CarTalk CD. He has shared the stage with many artists from Tom Paxton, Bill Morrissey, Robert Earl Keen, Martin Sexton, Arlo Guthrie, and Dar Williams.

More recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter was selected for the 59th Philadelphia Folk Festival as a virtual performer. He was also a finalist in the 2020 CTFolk Festival Songwriting Competition and a DJ Showcase performer at the 2021 FARM MidWest Folk Alliance virtual conference.

In addition to his slice-of-life songs, Peter is now mixing the funny with the serious; the romantic with the eccentric. It reflects his recent experiences. His song The Huntington’s Waltz is an imaginary goodbye from someone with dementia. Recent songs feature old friends like Tracy Grammer and Jim Henry. His new CD Don’t Be Discouraged was released in 2022.

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Everything Takes Longer is “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.”
—New England Performer Magazine


“Like the best of them,
Lehndorff uses humor to point out life’s little truths.

— 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.”
— KXCI-FM Tuscon (AZ)

“His lyrics are wry but have an honest,
lived-in, everyday quality.”

—WWUH-FM Hartford (CT)

“Tom Lehrer with chops.”
— WOSU-FM, Ohio

“…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


East Longmeadow is
“a tongue-in-cheek anthem to suburbia.”

—Dirty Linen Magazine


“The Pioneer Valley’s version of John Prine.” 

— The Valley Advocate, Northampton MA



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