Erica Blinn

Erica Blinn

Cara Louise Band, Old Capital Square Dance Club, (SHOW IS ON THE BAR SIDE)

Fri, March 2, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Ready Room

St. Louis, MO


This event is all ages

$2 minor surcharge at the door. 

Erica Blinn
Erica Blinn
"Blinn packs enough smoldering sensuality into her material to light up a football stadium." - Lee Zimmerman, BLURT

Armed with an abused Telecaster, a belt of harmonicas, a new record titled Better Than Gold, she has no plans to stop criss-crossing the USA anytime soon. 2017's Better Than Gold is the product of a woman who is smarter and stronger than she ever has been. Some of the songs were written alone, in her room, on her porch, or in her kitchen. Produced, engineered and mixed by longtime friend and fan Mike Landolt (O.A.R, Maroon 5).

The first single, "Softer Side", is an upbeat soul-rock number co-written with Will Newsome. "Dance With The One (Who Brought You Here)" came from an afternoon-turned-evening session with her then roommate singer/songwriter K Phillips in which a first draft was pounded out on one of K's vintage typewriters.

2014 saw Blinn release Lovers In The Dust on Curry House Records. The album features the handiwork of seasoned producer/engineer Mike Landolt (Maroon 5, Blues Traveler, O.A.R.). Along with her then backing band The Handsome Machine, the disc was rounded out with guest appearances by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Devon Allman, Andy Harrison (Howlin' Maggie) and Angela Perley (Angela Perley & The Howlin' Moons). β€œI like to think of this album as having a little something for everybody,” says Blinn, β€œIt definitely has the rockers but it also has some more intimate songs as well as a couple of just plain fun ones that reach towards a more pop sound.” Her song "Sexy Mess" spent 8 straight days on the airwaves of Columbus, OH's CD102.5FM in their "Top 5 Most Requested Songs of the Day" playlist, including 3 straight days at #1. Another tune titled "Lovers in the Dust" was featured on the soundtrack for the full-length feature film Black Windows (Wanderlust Films/Devil Town Productions/Gravitas Ventures).

The following 2 years saw Blinn and her band tour nationally, playing over 150+ shows a year everywhere from New York to Wyoming and back. She's shared the stage with names including Blues Traveler, The Family Stone, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Devon Allman, The Clarks and Jim Lauderdale to name a few.

She has since relocated to Nashville, TN to continue her musical pursuits and record a new record. Blinn's new release (currently untitled) will see the light of day in fall of 2017 and she plans to continue to tour relentlessly.
Cara Louise Band
The Cara Louise bands consists of original singer/songwriter Cara Wegener, and her backing band; made up of members from local St. Louis act, Whale Shark. The band plays a classic country style fused with modern effects and twists, all the while staying truly consistent with the genre's folksy and humble roots.
Old Capital Square Dance Club
If Hank Williams, The Rolling Stones, Gram Parsons, and a few members of the Traveling Wilburys sat down with a bottle of vodka, some of today's finest medical reef, and wrote some songs, Old Capital Square Dance Club may emerge. With tone conscious guitar and layered harmonies OCSDC has a sound that congers all sorts of lonely and healing images.
Venue Information:
The Ready Room
4195 Manchester Ave
St. Louis, MO, 63110