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October 8, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
‘Erja sings with a beautiful soulful voice, and then she picks up her guitar, and then it’s wow, she can play, her solos are fluid and convey a range of emotions that only a true blues musician can do. And she can play slide guitar. And play it exceptionally well.’ Planetmosh
See her first at The Meeting Room Elland – take one part blues traditionalist, blend it with a forward-thinking music academy graduate, serve with a side order of skill and a garnish of Nordic beauty. What have you got? Singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen, aka ‘The Finnish slide goddess’ (The Blues Magazine). Lyytinen is equally at home in traditional and modern blues and has never been afraid to incorporate styles like jazz, pop and soul.
Set to take The Meeting Room Elland by storm, she is a bona fide star in her Finnish homeland and a celebrated fixture on the international music scene, recording nine studio albums in locations as diverse as Helsinki, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, earning numerous awards and honors along the way.
Lyytinen’s raw, down-to-earth slide guitar blues album The Sky Is Crying is a dazzling collection of stripped-down, old-school blues recorded live in the studio, and was named Best European Blues Album and Best Tribute Album of 2014 by Canada’s Blues Underground Network and also placed in the top three international albums of 2014 as chosen by writers at by Blues Matters. Lyytinen was named Artist of the Year at the recent Finnish Blues Awards.
Brighten up what could be a dreary October Saturday and treat yourself to what will certainly be a great night down here at the Meeting Room Elland with Erja and her band – it’s all shaping up to be an exciting gig.
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