18 December 2017

The Blues Cruise 17/12/17

 

Playlist
  • Mission For Love by Bryce Janey
  • Set Me Free by Interstate Blues
  • Highway Jones by Cry of Love
  • Take You Down by Blindside Blues Band
  • Our Love Is Driftin’ by Mississippi Cadillac Blues Band
  • Brother by Shanytown
  • Crop Won’t Ever Come by Robin Loxley & Jay Hawke
  • Need Her So Bad by Aynsley Lister
  • What Am I Supposed To Do by King King
  • Tore My Heart by Barry Darnell
  • Slow Down by Sena Ehrhardt
  • Live My Life by Sena Ehrhardt
  • Did You Ever Love Me At All by Sena Ehrhardt
  • Gotta Leave by Back Door Slam
  • I Think I Love You Too Much by Bernard Allison
  • After All That Time by Ben Poole
  • My Life by The Stumble
  • Roadhouse Blues by Leslie West
  • Born On The Bayou by Trampled Under Foot
  • Another Brick In The Wall by Steve Morse

This week’s featured artist is ‘SENA EHRHARDT’.

Sena Ehrhardt is one of the freshest young voices on the blues scene today. She’s been invited to open concerts for B.B. King, ZZ Top, Robert Cray, Dickey Betts, Johnny Winter and Gregg Allman. Her latest release, Live My Life, is awesome and I am more than happy to have played 3 tracks from it to give you a taste of her considerable talent.
Sena was born and raised in a house of blues in the Minneapolis area. As a kid her parents took her to many all-ages concerts and she was able to see artists like B.B. King, Koko Taylor and the Fabulous Thunderbirds wow their audiences with polished and exciting performances. As she grew older young artists like Jonny Lang and Susan Tedeschi gained success, putting young, contemporary faces to the music she loved.
A pivotal moment for Sena was attending one of Luther Allison’s final concerts. As she describes it, “As the sun went down and the lights came up, the emotion of his voice washed over the crowd like a wave, leaving me with tears in my eyes. His ability to connect through music with every member of that audience, each with their own stories, struggles and victories, was stunning to witness. In that moment the idea of being a singer ceased to be a choice for me and instead became a calling.”

With her newest release, Live My Life, Sena continues to forge her own personal and intelligent take on the blues. Says Sena, “Live My Life is such a fitting title for my new release. The last year has been one of tremendous growth and inspiration for me both personally and professionally through music.” For one thing, she’s excited about an all-new lineup of top-flight musicians she recruited to her Band. After serving as her band’s lead guitarist and songwriting collaborator through her first two releases, Sena’s father stepped aside earlier this year and she’s formed a dynamic and energetic new Band.

With the new band behind her, Sena’s looking forward to exciting opportunities on the horizon to play more festivals nationally and begin touring internationally, as she continues to come into her own as a vocalist, songwriter and entertainer.

 

With her commanding stage presence, and gritty, soulfully emotional vocal prowess, Sena Ehrhardt will continue to rank among the very best and most versatile of current blues vocalists. The journey’s just beginning for this artist, but with the release of Live My Life, her expressive songwriting, and outstanding performances, the recognition and accolades for this rising star will continue to amass.