Lawn Chair Kings

Lawn Chair Kings – Bio, Info & Concerts

Lawn Chair Kings have been on the Durango, CO music scene since 2000. They have celebrated a “western garage” flavor, with country, rock, pop, and punk influences. Known for their catchy tunes and good-time performances, Lawn Chair Kings have been a steady force in the Four Corners Region.

Currently, Lawn Chair Kings feature acoustic and electric sets, made possible by the addition of Pat Dressen, who joined the band in the spring of 2013. Pat plays the mandolin and drums. While some folks in the bluegrass scene would have it otherwise, Pat began as a drummer and crossed over to the dark side as he began to appreciate whiskey and Bill Monroe. Hap Purcell has been playing banjo and guitar with the band as long as he can remember. He reunited with Lawn Chair Kings in May of 2016. Hap likes to count to 4 and turn it up to 11. Dan Leek, an original member of Lawn Chair Kings, plays the vertical and horizontal bass. In addition to being the unofficial champion of various mobile word games, Dan cooks his meat within large eggs and enjoys eating crawdads. Erik Nordstrom rounds out Lawn Chair Kings and plays guitar, harmonica, and sings. Erik’s influences include Hank Williams, The Ramones, Camper Van Beethoven, and Howlin’ Wolf. His guilty pleasures include Steely Dan, boxed cheese products, and leftover news articles from the Weekly World News.

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Band Members:

  • Pat Dressen: Mandolin, Drums, Vocals
  • Hap Purcell: Banjo, Guitar
  • Dan Leek: Bass, Vocals
  • Eric Nordstrom: Vocal, Guitar


Upcoming Shows / Events

Currently, all Four Corner States (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona) have mandated shelter in place policies. This, in combination with rules limiting the number of people in public and private gatherings, makes it impossible for venues to host shows. Once the restrictions are lifted and bands start performing again, we’ll be listing all upcoming events here.


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