Lonnie Park is a 2013 Grammy Nominee artist, musician, composer, producer, and author.
Lonnie Park was born August 27, 1968 in Ithaca, New York and raised in a devout Christian Church and school the Village of Freeville. He attended Brooktondale Baptist School from kindergarten to his senior year of high school. In his senior year he attended Dryden High School and graduated in 1986. Park attended college at Tompkins Cortland Community College as a communications major from 1986 to 1987 and dropped out to pursue his career in music. Park later returned to Tompkins Cortland to complete his associates degree. Following his graduation, Park taught recording Engineering as an adjunct professor. Lonnie has two sons; Nick Park born in 1988 and Dorian Park born in 1990. Lonnie is currently married to Jody Park.
Lonnie Park is a renowned vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, engineer, and producer. Park works across all music genres including progressive and symphonic metal, country, hip-hop, world, folk, instrumental pop, and gospel. In addition to being front man for the band Ten Man Push, ‘The Official Band of American Motocross’, Lonnie collaborates regularly with Grammy Winning artists and activists such as Arun Shenoy, Baaba Maal, Ricky Kej, Wouter Kellerman. Other collaborators include members of Peter Paul and Mary, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Badlands/Artension/Royal Hunt, Black Sabbath/Whitesnake, Yes, and Halford. Throughout his career Park has also worked with artists like Merle Haggard, Marla Maples, Sandi Patty, and Nashville songwriter Steven Allen Davis. Lonnie Park continues to play live and tour worldwide as an artist, front man, and instrumentalist. Park was recently nominated for the 2020 Independent Music Producer of the Year award. In addition, his collaboration work “My Earth Songs” with Ricky Kej was a 2021 SAMMY nominee. Park was also a 2021 International Songwriting Contest finalist.
In 1992, Lonnie and business partner Steve Barnes opened “The Ultimate Music Center” in Cortland NY. This business was a large retail music store, professional recording studio, and pro-audio business. During his time as a business owner of “The Ultimate Music Center”, Lonnie composed a book titled “Church Sound Systems” which was published by Hal Leonard Publishing. “The Ultimate Music Center” closed after Barnes’ passing in 2010. Lonnie then established the company “Ultimate Sound LLC” in Ithaca NY, which continues to design and install industrial sound systems. In 2016 Park established the music production based “Barncastle Studio”. Lonnie’s current focus is on his production studio and his music career.