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May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“Holt is known for bringing funky passion to roots-rock … an exceptional vocalist and an emotionally vivid songwriter …. his tightly crafted material moves from smoking roots rock to New Orleans jive …”
Michael McCall – Nashville Scene
“Lyrical ingredients: raucous nights in sex-charged backseats, burned out party girls who ache for affection or clutch at sanity, brokenhearted acts of betrayal and double-betrayal, tenuous faith, and that old, company-lovin’ millstone, misery. Ericson Holt lays down a brilliant soundtrack—from rollicking to romantic—for hard living, hard loving, and hard loss. And just enough humor to guarantee redemption—that reclamation we all crave—showing us we can, indeed, patch up our tattered spirits . . . and simply travel on.”
Suzanne Hudson, prize-winning author of All the Way to Memphis
Winner of the 2017 South Florida Blues Challenge, Ericson was a semifinalist in the 2018 International Blues Challenge(IBC) on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
The bluesy, piano playing, singer-songwriter was born in Richmond, Virginia and is the 3rd son of his mother, the heralded western novelist, A.H. Holt and the younger brother of blues songwriter, C.S. Holt.
His CD, “The Blue Side”, was Top 30 on the Americana Radio Airplay Chart and #4 on The Roots Rock Report. He has also toured and recorded as a member of the Mavericks, Mike Farris and many others, with appearances at Red Rocks, Bonnarroo, The Royal Albert Hall, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show … Holt moved from Nashville to Key West, FL in 2010.
Holt is a featured in the Ralph DePalma book on Key West music, “The Soul Of Key West – Volume 1.” His song, “Buy Me A Drink” is included on the 2017 “The Best Of Key West” compilation CD.