Hi Blues Fans!
Things are getting exciting around here, we are only 23 days away! My team and I have been slaving away behind the scenes getting everything in place and ready for gates to open!
Today I thought I’d talk about some of our Friday bands. We’ve had newsletters about Mr. Sipp and Cedric Burnside who are also playing Friday, but I thought today we could talk about Lisa Mann and Sir Harrison.
If you’re not familiar with Sir Harrison, have you been living under a rock? Sir Harrison has been on the blues music scene here in Arizona for years and years. In fact Sir Harrison played our first Flagstaff Blues Festival back in 2013! Harrison was born and raised in Tucson.
Harrison is of full Navajo descendant (Dine). A former national award-winning video journalist Harrison left his career in 2002 to pursue his passion, music. Since moving back to Arizona his first self-produced CD, “Sir Harrison and the Blues Kings” was nominated by the Native American Music Awards for “Best Blues Album.” Sir Harrison was twice nominated to be inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2016 and 2020. The Sir Harrison Band’s most recent accomplishment was winning The Arizona Blues Competition in 2020, which allowed the Sir Harrison band to compete in the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Tennessee.
You can usually catch him playing in Flagstaff, Sedona, Jerome, or Prescott. He makes his rounds because he is that good. I hope you’re as excited to see him, as I am to have him back on our stage.
Then there is the incredible Lisa Mann, Lisa was on the list for our 2020 lineup, then 2021 and she was gracious enough to keep us on her calendar for 2022! Lisa has won two blues music awards, both for Instrumentalist Bass.
Two-time Blues Music Award winning artist Lisa Mann hails from blues-soaked Portland, Oregon. Originally from West Virginia, Mann’s vocals effortlessly straddle the line between the honey sweet warmth of the south, and the force-of-nature sound Mann has cultivated by mastering everything from hard rock to rhythm and blues. Her clever blues and Americana balladry is complimented by her considerable prowess on bass guitar.
Her influences run the gamut, from low down blues sisters Etta James and Koko Taylor, to singer-songwriters like Bonnie Raitt and R&B belters like Little Milton. She writes the majority of her recorded material, and her songs paint pictures of a gritty (and sometimes humorous) personal experience in life, love and the not-always-pretty music business.
Lisa is also performing at the Official Pre-Party to be held Thursday June 9th at Twin Arrows Casino from 5 to 8 pm!
You can see both of these incredible acts on Friday June 10th! Don’t wait, get your tickets today!
Have a great week!