Karen Regnier (lund)
Karen was a founding member of Podipto, and was married to lead guitarist Dan Lund. Prior to Podipto, Karen performed with several of the band members in the Benson Obermeyer Fruit Stand Band.
Following her days in Podipto, Karen moved to Fargo where she played in a band called Canyon with Steve Rundquist, Jack Sundrud and Wilson Roberts. She also did a duo with Roberts and played in the Johnny Holm Band along with Rundquist.
After four years in Fargo, Karen moved to Minneapolis, where she played in four different country bands including Sweetwater, with Dan Lund, and Dakota, with Chet Ellingson. She played in three different duos, one with Becky Reimer-Thompson. Karen also spent several years working as a solo artist. During this time Karen played extended periods at The Depot, an upscale restaurant in St. Paul, and at the Historic Anderson House in Wabasha. Somewhere in the midst of this, she contributed some piano and vocals to John Collins' album, Minstrel Man, and sang some harmony on one of Dan's CDs.
Karen's final gig as a musician was playing in a band on a cruise ship with Dan. They did two back-to-back tours into Glacier Bay in the early 1990s. These days, Karen plays for her own enjoyment. She has a Kawai upright grand (her lifelong dream to own), and trys to take time to play every day. She mostly reads music, but sometimes it's fun to sit down and just ad-lib.