Mojo Saturday Night run ends with Erin Lundsford

Erin Lunsford 2012Kevin Chisnell closes out his popular monthly show, Mojo Saturday Night, with Erin Lundsford and The Smokey Bandits. He discovered the group at the last Waynesboro Chili, Blues and Brews Festival and was impressed by the response of the audience that did not want them to leave the stage. The May performance of Mojo Saturday nights is at 8 pm on May 18. Doors opening at 7:30pm.

According to Chisnell, “Audiences seem to love Erin Lunsford’s original songs even more than they do her renditions of the covers of artists who have influenced her.” Erin has gained a reputation as an amazing singer, but she is a songwriter and an accomplished musician on guitar and piano. She released her first EP in November that will feature 6 original songs that she wrote during the past 4 years. Growing up in Fincastle, VA, Erin was born into a family of very talented musicians. She says at Lunsford family gatherings, bluegrass jam sessions frequently took place. Her mother, Cheryl Lunsford, is a full-time guitar teacher at Fincastle Guitar Dojo. Erin credits her mother with being the biggest influence in her musical career.

Backing Erin are The Smokey Bandits with Waynesboro’s own Nick Quillen on the drums, Peter Michel on the keys, and Ryan Lipps on the guitar – all of whom are currently “4th years” at University of Virginia.

Mojo Saturday Night is the region’s premier blues revue, set in a “listening room” rated “One of the Three Best Muiscal Venue in the Valley” by Virginia Living. Tickets are $10 in advance and can be found or by calling 540-943-9999. Tickets will be $12 at the door on the night of the show. Go to or “Like” Mojo Saturday Night on Facebook, for more information. Doors open at 7:30pmand the show starts at 8:00pm.