Former Lumineers Member’s New Solo Work Is About Greeley
Prior to joining The Lumineers eight years ago, Pekarek, a cellist, graduated from University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a degree in Music Education. It's evident that her time in Northern Colorado was influential, as she exits the Grammy-nominated folk rock group to to focus on her debut album inspired by Greeley historic icon, Rattlesnake Kate.
'Pekarek’s debut solo album will be a concept album focusing on the untold tale of Rattlesnake Kate, a legendary hero of the Wild West hailing from Greeley. ' - 303 Magazine
One year ago, while off the road with The Lumineers, she played a few shows with her solo Rattlesnake material, writing on her Facebook page, '12 years ago, I came across the tale of 'Rattlesnake Kate,' a Colorado pioneer woman who was infamous for her DEATH DEFYING encounter with a RATTLESNAKE ATTACK, in which she killed 140 snakes and made a flapper style dress from their skins. I’m delighted to announce I’ll be playing some songs I wrote inspired by her life, in her hometown (and my alma mater) Greeley, CO ...'