Roots music label Blind Pig Records has signed Minneapolis-area vocalist Sena Ehrhardt, one of the freshest and most dynamic young voices on the blues scene today. Ehrhardt was born and raised in a house of blues. Through years of playing music in clubs and juke joints, her guitarist father, Ed Ehrhardt, laid the groundwork for a love of blues that eventually lead to the formation of the Sena Ehrhardt Band. Sena has taken those influences and several years of experience to forge her own personal and intelligent take on the blues. In 2012 she was featured on the main stage of at the Sioux Falls JazzFest. Fans have been asking for her to return ever since.
Though her band’s repertoire includes a wide range of blues, soul and funk cover tunes, Sena chose to record ten original compositions that she co-wrote with her father for Leave The Light On. Her songs are fresh and incisive, delivered in a style that moves effortlessly from sultry to declarative to passionately forceful. Her band – Ed Ehrhardt on guitar, bassist Steve Hansen and drummer Tim Hasler – performs flawlessly throughout, matching Sena’s drive and intensity.
In March of 2013, Sena released a new album titled All In. She was recently nominated for two 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards. Sena was nominated for “Song of the Year” for the song “Dreamin’ or Dyin’” off the new album All In and the “Sean Costello Rising Star Award”. These recent nominations make her a 4-time Blues Blast Music Award Nominee.
Video: Dreamin’ or Dyin’
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