Big Mama Thornton Project

Erica Brown has long been a mainstay in Colorado’s Music scene. Since 1998 she has been singing and living the blues. Throughout her career her band has been voted Best Blues Band (Westword Magazine) Best Underground Blues Band (Denver Post, multiple years), and a quick internet search will show that she's played with more heavy-hitting blues musicians than you can count. 

Fast forward to 2024, and she's partnered with producer and guitarist Julian Peterson on a new project, as a tribute to the great Big Mama Thornton.  Together they've reimagined her songs, often adding soul influences and even digging deeper into the African influences in which blues was founded on.  They were able to debut those songs at the 2023 Greeley Blues Jam festival, opening up for Lousiana guitarist Tab Benoit.  Recently Rocky Mountain PBS invited her and Julian into their studio, for an interview and perfomance, and talks of doing a full-blown documentary are underway.  

New EP titled "Willie Mae Sings Willie Mae" set to release in early summer 2024.