“She is the future” (Carlos Santana)
Since first entering a recording studio some 15 years ago, singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a fixture on the international music scene. In that time, "the Finnish slide goddess" (The Blues Magazine) has recorded in places as diverse as Helsinki, London and Memphis, earning numerous accolades along the way. Rooted in both traditional and modern blues, she successfully blends styles like jazz, pop, soul and rock into a sound all her own. Celebrated slide guitar master Sonny Landreth, upon discovering Lyytinen's music recently, remarked: "I sure enjoyed her guitar skills. She’s obviously made a big name for herself. Things are going well for her and for good reason."
“When white woman from Finland rank among the planet´s premier slide guitar merchants, you know that God has finally brought diversity to the blues.” (Bluesmatters Aug-Sept 2017, David Osler)
“...this lady could be the greatest Finnish export since the Nokia 3310, or even perhaps the mighty Hanoi Rocks.” (Bluesmatters Aug-Sept 2017, David Osler)
„Over the last twelve months Erja Lyytinen has starred on MTV Finland’s Tahdet Tahdet show, picked up the much coveted European Guitarist of the Year award, performed in front of 80,000 people in her hometown of Helsinki on New Year’s Eve, shared the stage with the legendary Carlos Santana as well as clocking up in excess of 100 headline shows across Europe. An impressive twelve months to say the least.“ (Adam Kennedy, National Rock Review)