Erica Brown is a bona-fide Blueswoman. She has worked with some of the finest artists in the world, and has shared stages with such heavyweights as B.B. King, Al Green, Delbert McClinton, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bob Margolin, Lionel Young, Kenny Wayne Shepard and Debbie Davies.
From 1998-2008, as frontwoman for the Award-winning Erica Brown Band, Erica electrified audiences all over the Rocky Mountain region with the band’s brand of searing blues rock. The band won nearly every award the region offered, including Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band (Denver Post) and The Rocky Mountain News’ Best of in the Blues Category. The band released two critically acclaimed CD’s, “Body Work” in 2000, and “Rough Cut Stone” in 2003.
Erica was dubbed “Denver’s Queen of the Blues”, a moniker that was used by the Altitude Network in their concert showcase feature “OnStage”, which was broadcast to five million households in ten western states in 2005.
In 2012 Erica was awarded the Five Points Jazz Festival’s Tribute Award for significant and lasting contributions to culture in the Five Points, Denver neighborhood and throughout the Region!
Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist. He plays guitar, harmonica, mandolin, banjo and fiddle using folk, blues, spirituals and other American Roots music to champion the history, beauty and power of our shared culture.
A lifelong Detroiter, Rev. Jones has been performing professionally for nearly 30 years throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. He has entertained and educated audiences of all ages in schools, colleges, libraries, union halls, prisons, churches and civil rights organizations. His deep love for traditional African American and American music is shared in live performances that interweave timeless stories with original and traditional songs. At the heart of his message is the belief that our cultural diversity tells a story that should celebrate, not just tolerate
Lee Clark Allen band
Patrick Lee Clark, known professionally as Lee Clark Allen (preferred name), is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor/director, and educator. As a seamless crossover indie artist, he has been building momentum in the jazz, blues, R&B, and singer-songwriter scenes in Denver and nationally! His debut EP album Little Rock, recorded late December 2017, will be launched in Spring 2018. From winning songwriting awards to earning prestigious radio play on Hot 97.1, Lee Clark Allen’s unforgettable down to Earth attitude and overdrive work ethic are inspiring! He has an underdog story worth trending!
Ricky Earl Band and Cherise
Ricky Earl is a Louisiana Blues Man, the Piper of the Blues who brings a new vive of blues music to the scene. His Chicago Style Blues Music is a mix of Johnny Taylor, Chuck Berry and Sam Cook, BB king all in one. Ricky was born July 7th, in a small town called Poplar Bluff, Missouri he is one of ten children born to a Baptist Minister of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His family was well known as the gospel group, The Earl Singers. He started playing the piano at age five, then added the bass and the guitar. Ricky’s guitar playing has brought him fame and notoriety throughout the country.
At fourteen, Ricky was introduced to the blues world and joined a group called, the Dayton SideWinders. He continued his destiny by working with some of the greatest blues artist like Little Milton, who groomed him as his band-leader for twelve years. Ricky’s master guitar skills can be heard on LittleMilton’s album, “Live at Westville Prison”. As a product of Little Milton and Albert King, Ricky has been true to keeping the blues alive. He was Albert King’s side man for seven years and he also played with Artie White and Johnny Taylor. He has traveled throughout Europe, Japan, and the United States, and he has made appearances in blues festivals, and venues all over the world.
Ricky Earl is a true blues trend-setter.