No doubt: Erja Lyytinen has the right talents and the looks to put her homeland Finland on the international map of blues music. The guitarist and singer was born in 1976 into a musical family in Kuopio. When she was fifteen she started playing on stage with her parents. With her sharp slide guitar playing she reminds one of Bonnie Raitt. Singing role models for her are Aretha Franklin and Koko Taylor. Erja mixes blues with elements of jazz, pop, R & B and country music. In her homeland she became a fixture in the blues community and extended her activities all over Europe. We are looking forward to a tight working band at Blueslawine 2018.