Named after the lake that doesn’t give up her dead, Lake Superior is unforgiving rock and roll. Hailing from the Old Guard of American industry, Pete and Jeff formed the band with a longing for the Detroit Rock N’ Roll of their hometown. With Pete on guitar and vocals and Jeff on drums, the band released their first album, Steam Engine, as a duo in 2013. Pete wields a guitar with strong blues influences from the likes of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Jr. Kimbrough, and Hound Dog Taylor but with the wildness of The Sonics. Jeff brings the thunder with his heavy-hitting steady beats and Detroit-phat-backed rhythms. Shortly after the release of their first album, Jason Pappas got on board with his percussive bass and locked everything down. Jason brings a low-end that is akin to the great session bassists of the Motown era. This blend of influences and energy gives the trio a sound like the garage-rock bands of the 60s but with a unique blend of modern songwriting and gritty slide guitar. Lake Superior released their second album, Demon Eyes, in 2016 on State and Main Records and has started recording their third album.


Pete Rahn: Guitar and Vocals

Jeff Thomson: Drums

Jason Pappas: Bass Guitar