Panalure combines thoughtfully crafted storytelling with an eclectic range of folk, rock, country and even some jazz influences. If you’re looking for a label, call it “Americana.”


Every Wednesday night for the past 14 years the members of Panalure have gone up the stairs to Ken’s attic to work on original songs. Led by primary songwriter and singer Fred Ziegler, the band has crafted four albums worth of edgy, smart and hopefully listenable new songs. 

Original members Michael De Boer on guitars (way too many of them) and Ken Hanson on bass contribute ideas and arrangements, while Kari Hoff provides backing vocals. In the past few years the band has added some serious bench strength to the lineup with Bob Jennings (SemiTwang, R&B Cadets and Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound) on keyboards, Susan Nicholson (Frogwater) on violin and mandolin, and groove master Bob Schneider (SemiTwang, Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound and R&B Cadets) on the drums. 

Together the band delivers a mix of songs that will both engage your brain and get your feet to moving.

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Panalure’s latest collection releases February 24, 2023.

EarElephant explores some new stories and musical directions, and adds a few fancier chords to the repertoire.

Available soon on Amazon, Spotify and other major streaming outlets. Meanwhile, here’s a preview.

Stories in the Third Person

Musical storytelling with literary influences in Panalure’s second official release, produced by Mike Hoffman.

Available on Amazon, Spotify and other major streaming outlets.

The Bones

Faulkner, alcoholism, divorce and death – with guitars!

Available on Amazon, Spotify and other major streaming outlets.

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