Last Sunday (26 November 2017) the winners of the 37th European Blues Awards were announced at the Manchester Acoustic Blues Festival. Congratulations to Erja Lyytinen who won the award for "Best Guitarist".
Erja just participated in the Finnish TV-show Tähdet, Tähdet (Stars, Stars) and sang for half a million people each week. You can watch her performances here. Currently, she is on tour with her Blue Christmas show with Sami Saari and Maria Hänninen. From February onwards she will be back on tour in Central Europe:
23 February - Eppstein (DE), Wunderbar Weite Welt
24 February - Freudenburg (DE), Ducsaal
25 February - Bonn (DE), Harmonie w/ Ina Forsman
26 February - Verviers (BE), Spirit of 66
01 March - Dortmund (DE), Blue Notez
02 March - Hamburg (DE), Downtown Bluesclub
03 March - Osnabrück (DE), Blueslawine
06 March - Linz (A), Kongresssaal (Arbeiterkammer)
07 March - Fürth (DE), Kofferfabrik
08 March - Leipzig (DE), Neues Schauspiel
09 March - Dresden (DE), Tante Ju
10 March - Rutesheim (DE), Uhlenspiegel
05 May - Berlin (DE), Die Kiste w/ special guest Stella Christine
In March 2018 Erja will also tour the UK with Kyla Brox and Connie Lush.