The Pikes Peak Blues Community and Stargazers will be showcasing Eef and the Blues Express with Lionel Young!
What do you get when you take a Dutch girl's blues-a-licious style and pair it with a solid lineup of veteran bluesmen? You get Eef and the Blues Express.
After forming in 2009, Denver based Eef and the Blues Express quickly established themselves as one of Colorado's finest and sought after Blues Acts. Eef was able to differentiate herself from other local blues bands by playing her funky original tunes, as well as catchy cover tunes. In 2013 Eef was selected as the winner in the Colorado Blues Society's Members Choice Awards in the 'Best Songwriter' category. In 2015 and 2016, Eef and the Blues Express represented the Colorado Blues Society at the IBC in Memphis TN. They have opened for numerous national acts and have shared the stage with many fine musicians.
Lionel Young is a high-energy performer with a bent for the blues. His Lionel Young Band, winners of numerous awards for best in and around the Colorado region, have won the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) band competition. Added to his victory at the 2008 IBC in the solo-duo category, that makes Lionel Young the first double champion in the history of the IBC.
Fans of the driven, classically trained Young, love his distinctive brand of blues on the electric violin. His show features not only Young originals but interpretations of blues classics by Willie Dixon, Leadbelly and Stevie Ray Vaughan, features the strength and passion of Young’s playing, as well as his smooth vocals and unique translations. The songs, which include his award-winning composition “Brown Cloud Over Denver” and “Hey, O.J.,” a controversial little gem, alternately stir up social concerns and soothe the weary soul. It’s prime. It’s fun. It’s Lionel Young.