Scarlet Lies, Nina and the Buffalo Riders, Joanna Connor

Sat, Jul 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 2:00am

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Doors @ 8 PM.

Joanna Connor cut her teeth at the famous club owned by Buddy Guy on the southside of Chicago-the Checkerboard Lounge with house band the 43rd st blues band.They backed up luminaries Jr Wells,Buddy Guy, Lefty Dizz, James Cotton,and many others. Joanna was given her own night at the legendary Kingston Mines at the age of 26, was signed to Blind Pig records soon thereafter, toured 49 states and 25 countries. She was the first artist not on a major label to be signed to an endorsement deal by Gibson Guitars and Victoria Amps. She has been featured in every major city newspaper and guitar magazine. Her band was featured in a documentary for German television, and featured on NPR and House of Blues Radio Hour. She has held a house gig at the Chicago house of Blues for 10 years running and at the Kingston Mines since 2004, where she is a favorite of audiences of all ages and nationalities.She composed the soundtrack for Australian documentary”Being Dad’. She has shared stages with the likes of Jimmy Page, Los Lobos, Robert Cray, BB King, the Doobie Bros, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Kenny G, Son Seals, the Neville Bros and a plethora of others.

Nina & the Buffalo Riders: “Catch them now before they go supernova. The band’s sound is bluesy and psychedelic while Nina Sofia’s powerhouse vocals are soon to be classified one of the seven wonders of the Midwestern world” (Metro Times).

“The passionate vocals of Nina Sofia which when accompanied…gave the crowd a musical stew that hinted at influences by The Grateful Dead, Tedeschi-Trucks Band, and Janis Joplin” (Chuck Marshall -National Rock Review).

Since their formation in early 2013, “Nina and the Buffalo Riders have been steadily building a following in Detroit with music that aches with soul and burns with the heart of rock” (Chuck Marshall – National Rock Review), playing prime time slots at Detroit Winter Blast 2016 & 2017; Showcase D’Holidays 2015; Arts Beats and Eats Royal Oak 2015 & 2016; opening for Detroit’s own Sponge at the Allen Park City Art and Music Festival in 2013, 2014, and 2015; the Metro Times Blowout 2015, Hamtramck Music Festival 2016 & 2017; and the Ferndale City Pride Festival in 2014; headlining venues such as the Magic Stick Detroit; Short’s Brewing Company Bellaire; PJ’s Lager House Corktown; Blind Pig Ann Arbor; Hopcat Detroit; as well as direct support for national acts such as The Steepwater Band Chicago, Mike Leslie of Candelbox, and Detroit Classic Rock royalty Frijid Pink.

“In the sixties, they would have been referenced as a ‘tribal’ band because of their ‘hippie’ tendency. Nowadays, they just play good music and don’t have to worry about labels” (PhilMaq- Radio Personality at 89.3 WHFR).

Nina and The Buffalo Riders debut EP is out now and can be purchased at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CD Baby and streamed on both Spotify and Pandora.

After a magical recording experience at Studio Litho with producer Shawn Simmons at Studio Litho in Seatlle, NBR will be releasing their second CD on August 25, 2017!!

Scarlet Lies is a glam rock pop band that has been taking the Metro Detroit area by storm. In June of 2016 they made their debut closing the main stage at Ferndale’s Pride Festival and have hit the ground running ever since. Scarlet Lies started off 2017 releasing their debut album “Monsters Coming Out” which has had great success with digital and physical sales. The band recently also broke into Reverb Nation’s top ten Detroit rock charts, climbing up to number five (as of 1/20/17) and steadily rising.