In early May 2016, Erica was approached by Todd Park Mohr, also known as Big Head Todd, of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and was asked to “Lend Her Blues” to a track of Todd’s latest project for his Big Head Blues Club. The track was cut at E-Town Studio in Boulder, CO, and, along with Todd, also in attendance recording that day were Blues Giants Grammy Winner Billy Branch, Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters) and Chicago’s favorite son Ronnie Baker Brooks. The resulting effort, called “Way Down Inside-a tribute to Willie Dixon” is available on Pledge Music and iTunes! The resulting tour in Fall 2016 was a huge success!!
For the last year or so, Erica and MJ have been adding their support vocals to the band to the band “Tracksuit Wedding” Called “A Band on the Move” by the Denver Post, Tracksuit has played Red Rocks with Dwight Yoakam and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and shows with such stars as Beth Hart and William Topley, and festivals such as KAABOO and Bumbershoot. The brainchild of Libby Anschutz and Lead Vocalist Ali Pashel Frankfurt, this band is a soulful stew of Rock, Blues and Good Times!!
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band members Merrian Johnson (MJ) and Michael Hossler recently competed in the Telluride Blues Challenge during Telluride Blues & Brews Weekend September 12-14, 2014. The Telluride Blues Challenge was held Saturday, September 13th, and was open this year for the first time to Duo acts as well as Solo acts, and Merrian and Michael performing as a Duo brought home Second Place! First place was solo act Nate Fletcher. Merrian, Michael and Nate are posing with the Martin guitar given to Nate as the first place prize. Merrian and Michael received a cash prize and performed at Blues for Breakfast Sunday September 14 as part of the Blues & Brews Festivities. Way to go MJ and Michael!!!
Erica & Dan talk about the IBC’s and more with Vinny Marini of Music on the Couch!
Erica’s Feature Article in Blues E-News Magazine spotlights Erica speaking on how Important the International Blues Challenge is, and her Personal Experience:
Dan Treanor’s Afrosippi Band featuring Erica Brown & MJ have been nominated for a 2014 Westword Music Award for Best Blues Band! Read all about it here, and vote!: