THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Veronica Lewis is an exciting, emerging talent in the blues & roots world. A mesmerizing live performer with serious piano chops, soaring vocals, and songs that boogie away your blues, she’s a seasoned pro at 17, rocking the piano and electrifying audiences with music that’s exciting and energetic, yet rhythmically complex and challenging. Her tight, straight-ahead trio of piano, drums, and sax deliver a stunningly “full-on” sound, as Veronica belts out a message made to heal the soul. Her strong, expressive voice is punctuated with a light and delicate vibrato, belying her age. This piano player, singer, and songwriter puts a truly modern spin on American music. Call it roots, call it blues, call it what you will — It’s 100% Lewis.
Veronica, a prolific songwriter with blues progressions as a launching point, writes original songs with stories that are both thought-provoking and humorous. Her inspiration comes from a mix of musical genres and eras, ranging from Katie Webster, Otis Spann and Dr. John all the way to Freddie Mercury and Avril Lavigne. Veronica fuses these crucial elements together with the true language of the blues, and the energy of the early rock and rollers, like Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis to create a truly individual style that is her own.
Veronica is turning the heads of audiences and industry insiders alike. This year, she’s garnered such prestigious awards as 2020’s Boston Blues Challenge Winner, 2020’s Best Young, Artist-New England Music Hall of Fame and nominated for Blues Artist of the Year 2020, Boston Music Awards. With her recent signing to Blue Heart Records, as the capstone to 2020, Veronica shows no signs of slowing down. 2021 is already slated to be a busy and career-defining year, seeing the independent release of her album, a return to live performances, and continuing to create new music.