Erica Brown, Blues at its Finest!!
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.
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 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 2008, Erica went solo, and with the help of a host of top-notch musicians, has been continuing to spread the word of the blues locally, regionally, and nationally!
Erica’s credits include:
Her vocals were featured in the Sony Pictures movies, “The Fan”, with Wesley Snipes and Robert DeNiro in 1996, In 2005, she appeared on the acclaimed CD “African Wind” released by the Northern Blues Label. She lent her voice to several tracks of the CD “Smoke and Mirrors” released by MojoHand Records in 2006. In 2008, Erica sang on the CDs “Beautiful Day” by Two-Time International Blues Challenge Winner Lionel Young, as well as stretching out into Americana on “Cipher” the internationally acclaimed CD by Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. She also contributed to a track on Rock genius Xiren’s CD “Trip-R”.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, in 2011 she brought her Blues sensibility to seminal garage/punk band Barstool Messiah’s CD Bastards of Bacchus, as well as appearing in the legendary rap/punk band Warlock Pinchers’ Reunion Concert video, which also featured members of the Melvins.
In May of 2012 Erica was awarded the Five Points Jazz Festival’s Tribute Award for significant and lasting contributions to blues, jazz and culture in the Five Points, Denver neighborhood and throughout Colorado.
In September 2012, Erica joined forces with Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band, and took Top Honors in the Regional Band Competition sponsored by the Colorado Blues Society to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee in February 2013-the band then went on to capture 3rd Place in the International Blues Challenge Finals held at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, Tennessee!! Look for Dan Treanor's Afrosippi Band Featuring Erica Brown on tour in your area in 2013!!