Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band with Erica Brown
I first had the pleasure of meeting Erica Brown when she started singing with my friends in the legendary Denver band, Foreskin 500. That’s right! She sang on their last album, Starbent But Superfreaked! Pick up a copy and check it out, it’s pretty incredible! I could tell back then she had an amazing voice! So when a friend told me that she was performing at The Pearl St. Blues And Brews Festival this past weekend, I had to go check it out. Needless to say, as she came out on stage singing Tangled Road, I was once again blown away! I haven’t been that moved since I first saw Etta James up at Red Rocks back in the 80’s! Between Erica Brown and the incredible vocal talents of Ms. Merrian Johnson and the rest of The Afrosippi Band, they had the audience in the palm of their hand from the minute they hit the stage! Big thanks out to Mr. Dan Treanor, local Colorado blues guru, for putting together this band. They are SMOKIN’! I, for one, will be coming to see you a lot more in the future! Thanks for a stellar performance! Now, through the miracle of modern technology, you can watch the complete performance! The crowd was very drunk and rowdy (why is it every time a drunk white college guy sees a video camera, they have to make stupid faces in front of the camera and make an ass out of themselves???), got bumped A LOT, so it’s a little shakey in places. I still feel it documents the moment really well and it’s a great show! Special thanks to Dan Treanor, Erica Brown, Merrian Johnson and the rest of The Afrosippi Band for a great performance! Be sure to pick up a copy of the new CD, Tangled Road Again! If it’s anything like their live performance, it has to be good!
So, if you haven’t already, sit back, turn it up to 11 and get ready for a soul changing experience! Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown live at The Pearl St. Blues and Brews Festival in Denver, CO an August 10th, 2013! This clip is brought to you for your educational and entertainment purposes from The Rev. Bob Archives. Always be excellent to each other and enjoy the show!
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I almost forgot! Special congradulations to Dan Treanor and The Afrosippi Band for recently winning 3rd place in the Blues Foundation’s International (yep, that means world wide) Blues Challenge! Way to go guys! They obviously know talent when they see it!