Sena Ehrhardt Band at Orpheum Theatre Tonight
A Sioux Falls favorite, the Sena Ehrhardt Band is at the Orpheum Theatre tonight. Sena and guitar player Cole Allen stopped by the B102.7 studios with Crash Saturday afternoon and played a B.B. King cover.
In just a short time on the national scene, Ehrhardt has gone from playing hometown shows around Austin and Rochester, Minnesota to opening for ZZ Top, Gregg Allman, Robert Cray, and the King of the Blues, B.B. King. When she was a little girl, Ehrhardt used to write letters to B.B. King the way other kids write to Santa. She'd tell King that her dad plays blues guitar the way he does and how much she loved him and the blues. Fast-forward to now where she, her blues guitar playing father, Allen and the rest of the band have opened for King a handful of times. Sena's dad Ed had even saved some of her letters and was able to hand deliver one to King.
The band is touring in support of their most recent release "All In" which came out earlier this year on Blind Pig Records, and has them up for three Blues Blast Awards, but there's little time to rest as she says that she, her father and Cole are all writing songs and they anticipate going into the studio sometime in 2014 to record their third album.
The Sena Ehrhardt Band is at the Orpheum Theatre tonight at 8pm kicking off the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society Concert Series. The box office opens at 6pm. Tickets are $33 and $42.
Ehrhardt and Allen did a stripped down version of King's "Rock Me Baby" for me. It's a chance to catch this rising blues star in your own town. Hope to see a full house.