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Minnesota-based singer Sena Ehrhardt grew up hearing the blues, since her father, Ed Ehrhardt, was a fine blues guitarist and was always playing in bands. She took piano lessons as a child and was always singing, but it was the blues she loved the most, and following her graduation from college (she earned a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota), she joined her father's band, Plan B, as a singer. In time she formed her own band, the Sena Ehrhardt Band, which included her father on lead guitar. Her versatile singing style, which could go from sultry to gritty and back again at her whim, and her deft mix of blues, R&B, soul, funk, and reggae made her a powerful roots music touring act, and she caught the attention of Blind Pig Records, which signed her to a recording deal. Her debut album, Leave the Light On, which included seven songs she wrote with her father, appeared in 2011 and was well-received by the blues community. A second album from Blind Pig, All In, arrived in 2013, while a third, Live My Life, featuring a whole new band, appeared in 2014, also on Blind Pig Records.