Florida Keys resident, Lady A with her strong, earthy blues vocal style and harmonica playing has made a place on the florida map from the pan handle to key west. Some of her influences are Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Robert Plant to name a few.She has worked with K.C and The Sunshine Band as well as various other touring and recording pros.
Lady "A" was host to a top radio show in the florida keys, which helped her fellow musicians by giving them exposure.She has also done some vocals and voice overs for major radio and tv shows
Lady A is one of Lee Oskar Harps preferred players
Ric Arra has been playing Blues guitar for many years in bands. His main influence is Eric Clapton along with Peter Green,Albert Collins,Albert King And B.B. King. Ric's ability to forge his blues style with finesse and raw passion is quite legendary all over So.Florida. He is called E.C.jr (eric clapton jr) by his friends and peers for his ability to not just mimic but actually improvise a guitar solo as if he were the legendary axe man. Ric has recorded and gigged with many Pro blues acts and had the honor to play at B.B. Kings place on Beale Street in Memphis,Tennessee.
Ric has won #19 in blues category for 1999 on Mp3.com for his free mp3 download solo piece "BluesBreaker" a john mayal and eric clapton tribute
Ric and Lady "A" call the Florida Keys home
The Lady A Blues Band has shared the billing or opened up for the following:
Bonnie Raitt,Rick James,War,Pine Top Perkins,Coco Montoya,Walter Trout,Little Charlie and the Night Cats,Ana Popovic,George Thorogood, Keb Mo, Los Lobos, Randy Newman, GooGoo Dolls, B-52's, Al Jarreau, Edwin Mccain, Issac Hayes, Hootie and the Blowfish, Kenny G., Deborah Coleman, Shemika Copeland, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Bob Margolin, Charlie Musselwhite, Bernard Allison, Rod Piazza, David Honey Boy Edwards, Donnie Walsh, The Built for Comfort Blues Band and The Roach Thompson Blues Band