Foghorn Lonesome started in late 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden as a one-man band by Eric Sparkwood. In December 2012 he started recording ten songs at Reflection Music which he had been working on over the past year. Some songs were later replaced with new ones. The end result is thirteen songs. They feature Eric on lead and backing vocals, keyboard, bass, guitar, percussion and programming. They also feature backing and additional vocals by several people. The songs were uploaded on SoundCloud one by one once they were done. The last song was uploaded in October 2014. During this time a fan base started to grow.
Following that, he and his producer, Tomas Rosenberg, remixed each song as Eric felt some things needed adjusting. New things such as vocals, effects, synths etc were also added. These new and final mixes have been available on all major digital platforms since March 2016 as Foghorn Lonesome’s self-titled debut album.
In late 2015 Eric started putting an actual band together. Jessica Isaksson joined in on backing and additional vocals but was not featured on the debut album since she joined after everything had already been recorded. Shortly after that Nikita Smirnov joins the band on bass. When playing live Foghorn Lonesome features two basses, Nikita and Eric.
In September 2016 a new single “Like a Storm” was released and Foghorn Lonesome played their first show. One more show was played with Nikita before they parted ways and in November 2016 Krzysztof Rozwadowski joined the band on bass.
In January 2017 a new single “Neon Thighs” was released and in the following month long-time producer, Tomas Rosenberg, joined the band on live drums. In February 2019 a new single “Hopeless in Stockholm” was released.
Eric writes all the music and lyrics, plays most of the instruments and records most of it himself. Together with Tomas they produce and finalize each release. Tomas also along with Jessica provides backing and additional vocals on recordings. The fan base continues to grow internationally and Foghorn Lonesome has been honored several times with fan art, lyric tattoos, song covers and much more.
More photos, videos and more on social media. Foghorn Lonesome logo by Bo Reinerdahl.