Musician Bonne Finken grew up in Central Iowa and has been gaining notice throughout in the music industry in recent years. Photo: Justice Simpson.
While 2020 was a tough year for musicians, it was a milestone one for Bonne Finken, as she signed with the label Winding Way Records. It marks the latest step in a career that also has included winning an Emmy for her music on the Iowa PBS documentary “FarmHer” and having her music featured on popular TV shows such as “Real World” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Finken’s rise in the music industry is something that seemed distant when she was refining her craft in cover bands around Greater Des Moines about a decade ago. “[These achievements] mean keep going because it is really easy to think, ‘Am I crazy? What am I doing?’ ” Finken said on the latest dsm CultureCast podcast. “I’ve worked so long and so hard on original music.”
Finken lived for several years in Nashville, Tennessee, but she has spent the pandemic in Des Moines working on a new album, which she says has provided a creative outlet during isolation. Listen to the full episode here. You can subscribe to find more interviews like this at Apple Podcast, Spotify and more.