Hilla Villa, 39761 Thomas Mill Rd, Leesburg
A seriously cool and rare opportunity to enjoy the music of Key West/Nashville singer-songwriter-pianist-recording artist-musician extraordinaire in a beautiful, and intimate setting with views of the Virginia countryside galore. I met Ericson in Key West a number of years back and have never forgotten the first time I heard him play and sing. I have been a big fan ever since and also had the great honor of being on a few shows with him - as a guest of his on the famous Ramble show he produces at the Key West Theater and, more recently, at the KW Amphitheater in a benefit concert for our Conch Town record label mate, Bill Blue. I promise you a memorable evening. We have a rain plan, so the show will go on, rain or shine. Here's a bit about Ericson Holt's new album, "99 Degrees." It's a brand new work that is preparing to release. You'll be among the first to hear selections from this exciting body of work. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Mr. Ericson Holt: "Though his music may be steeped in the blues, it’s the gray areas that fascinate Ericson Holt the most. “There are very few moments in this life that are purely good or bad,” Holt reflects. “There’s always some kind of dichotomy going on, some kind of complication, and that’s what interests me as a writer.” With his captivating new album, “99 Degrees”, Holt shines a light on those complications, exploring the almosts and the in-betweens, the missed chances and the could-have-beens, the close calls and the never-quites. The characters here contain multitudes, walking a fine line between hope and desperation as they navigate a world that seems perpetually stacked against them. The music is similarly rich and nuanced, drawing on everything from 70’s AM rock and soulful folk to raucous boogie woogie and second line funk. Holt cut the majority of the album in just two days with an all-star band of Nashville heavyweights (many of whom he knew from his own work as a first-call session player and sideman), and the result is a collection of raw, spontaneous, organic performances that breathe life into his stories of everyday folks living on the margins — ordinary men and women struggling to get by, stay in love, and find a little bit of light in the darkness." There is sooo much more to know and love about Ericson and his music. Join us on my lawn July 9th and find out for yourself. Mike Ault and I will open the show with a few of our own originals.
$20 advance via eventbrite. $25 at the door