The Velvet Crowns
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The Velvet Crowns

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF | AFM

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2018
Band Folk Americana




"The Velvet Crowns"

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette2 Jun 2019

— New Northwest Arkansas rockers The Velvet Crowns celebrate their first outing together with a performance at Mojo’s Pints & Pies in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. June 7. The quartet plays original folk/rock songs and modern rockabilly, along with covers of U2 and the Beatles. The four musicians are excited to show off the talent of their outstanding lead singer/songwriter/ guitarist, lead guitarist, drummer and bass player. - Northwest Arkansas Gazette


Blue in the Night (Debut Single Release, Jan 10, 2020)



The Velvet Crowns is an acoustic folk-rock band based in Northwest Arkansas. The Velvet Crowns perform a mix of original compositions and unique cover tunes. 

The band consists of veteran musicians who have wide-ranging experiences in the music industry including recording and touring, as well as performing locally. 

Members include: 

Chaz Soren (lead vocals/songwriter/guitar)

Lee Christenson (percussion)

Richard Lee (bass/vocals)

Don Steinkraus - (guitar)

The band has an extensive setlist and plays a variety of genres of music including rock, folk, blues, rockabilly, alt-country and soul music. 

The band's debut single and title track from their forthcoming album, Blue in the Night, was released on January 10, 2020.

You can learn more about the band and our upcoming performances at: or

Band Members