Erik Hokkanen Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Erik Hokkanen is a 59-years-old American Musician from the Finland. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

Erik Hokkanen Biography – Wiki

According to the wiki and biography of Erik Hokkanen was born on February 23, 1963 in Finland. let’s check out the Erik’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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In 2012, Erik toured Scandinavia with Lumisudet, celebrating his 25th anniversary since his first visit to Finland.

In Texas, Erik performs concerts and teaches music. In January 2012, he was the guest musician on Larry Monroe’s Texas Radio Live show broadcast on KDRP from Guero’s Taco Bar on South Congress Street.


In 2009, Erik was inducted into the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. It has been said that pound for pound, Erik is the most talented musician in Austin.


Erik’s next Scandinavian wave began in 2003 when he reunited with Lumisudet, touring in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, as well as Finland. They continued touring each spring from 2003-2007, culminating in the recording of their third album, “Cosmic Meltdown,” which was recorded in Järvenpää, just down the road from Sibelius’ historic Ainola home. Erik’s guest stars on this album included Maria Kalaniemi, J. Karjalainen, as well as regulars from previous recordings.


In 1998, Erik became as a Professor of Music in the Folk Music Department of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. During his tenure, he recorded his second album with Lumisudet, “In the Heart of the Waking Dream,” and also gave concerts with the group. In the classroom, he taught violin, guitar, music theory, and American music styles. On an interesting side note, Erik discovered his second cousin Hannu Tolvanen was also working at the Sibelius Academy, just three doors down from Erik’s office! Erik enjoyed greeting him with a “Hi, cuz! Hyvää Päivää!” They are still friends today.


Meanwhile, back in Texas, Erik’s star continued to rise, being voted a three-time winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival Music Awards’ “Instrumentalist of the year” (1993-1995) and was inducted into the Kerville Festival’s Music Hall of Fame in 1996. This year also saw John Travolta dancing to Erik’s fiddle music (“Erik’s Two Step”) in the movie “Michael.”


Since the 1990s, Erik has been a regular member of Native American singer Joanne Shenandoah’s band, touring the United States and even playing Carnegie Hall in 2006.


In 1984, at age 21, Erik moved to Austin, TX and joined Gary P. Nunn’s band and toured throughout the Southwest. By 1986, Erik had formed his own group called “Erik & the Offbeats” and recorded his first album. Another big breakthrough came in 1987 when Erik toured Finland for the first time and performed at the Kaustinen Folk Festival. After this initial success, Erik returned to Kaustinen in 1988 and toured extensively, often performing at blues and rock festivals with famed Finnish rocker Dave Lindholm. In 1989, Erik returned to Finland with his brother Niles, an accomplished mandolinist, where they performed and lead workshops in both Kaustinen and Haapavesi. In 1994, Erik returned to Finland to form the all-star group “Lumisudet” with Arto Järvelä, Petri Hakala, and Tapani Varis. They recorded “Kaustinen, TX,” the first of their three albums. Guest stars included Mauno Järvelä, Napparit, Janne Viksten, Janne Haavisto, Dave Lindholm, Kimmo Pohjonen, and Timo Alakotila. Journalist Pirkko Kotirinta, of the Helsinki Sanomat, declared the recording 1995’s “Album of the Year.” The Kaustinen Folk Festival Institute released Erik’s song “Kaustinen, TX” as a single, which receive much radio airplay throughout Finland. Erik returned in 1996 for a follow up tour with Lumisudet and performed on television and radio, as well as the festival circuit.


Erik Hokkanen (born February 23, 1963) is an American fiddler, guitar player, and composer living in Austin, Texas. Erik is known for performing and composing an array of musical styles, including gypsy music, western swing, surf rock, rock music, rockabilly, bluegrass music, and classical. He moves effortlessly among instruments, often playing violin while an electric guitar hangs down his back. A third generation Finn raised in Florida, Erik has toured extensively throughout Scandinavia, playing major festivals and clubs with top Finnish musicians.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real Name Erik Hokkanen
Nickname Erik
Profession Musician

Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

Age (2021) 59 Years
Birthplace Clearwater
Date Of Birth February 23, 1963
Sunsign Pisces
Hometown Clearwater
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Nationality American

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Erik Hokkanen Personal Life, Spouse, Wife

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Erik Hokkanen Net Worth

The Erik Hokkanen Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.) $80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million- $6 million USD

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