Sena Ehrhardt Band (CD-Release)

This gig celebrates the release by the national blues label Blind Pig of Leave the Light On, the debut album from Rochester's Sena Ehrhardt Band. Sena Ehrhardt is a blond fireball with a powerhouse blues voice infused with copious amounts of grit and sass. She can do sultry too, with a no-nonsense attitude that oozes out of originals like "The Best Thing" (whose lacerating addendum is "he ever did was leave you, darling"). Sena apparently learned a lot about the blues at her family's kitchen table from her guitarist dad, Ed Ehrhardt, who still anchors her band with wickedly accomplished electric work. The father-daughter duo also co-wrote all the solid originals that are among the album's revelations. Live, they're likely to tackle blues and soul standards as well as nuggets like John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery."
Fri., Sept. 9, 5 p.m., 2011

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