ThelonesomeKid was formed in May 2014 by Patches and Gretchen founder Gretchen Seichrist.She is a Minneapolis based musician-visual artist who uses altered forms of blues, folk, rock, pop and punk music with elements of art, theater and improvisation. In June 2014 Thelonesomekid recorded their debut album in Water Valley, Mississippi at Dial Back Sound Studio.
The album "iamthelonesomekid," received four **** from Chicago music critic Jim DeRogatis. In May 2015, the band recorded another album in Mississippi at Dial Back Sound, "The Last Days Of Sugar" produced by Bronson Tew and Matt Patton (Drive-By-Truckers) was released in May 2017.
Gretchen has self-released eight musical albums and has been featured several times on MPR -most recently on The Current/MPR radio station for their Summer Music Series,
"The songs of ThelonesomeKid include aggressive word poetry, three a.m.-last-drop ballads, frenetic Stooges-era rock songs, melodic piano-driven pop and soulful nursery rhymes"
. The performances by ThelonesomeKid are mercurial and break down assumptions about the singer, the song and the story.