Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom plays solo concert in Safety Harbor on Friday

We last saw her open for Drive-By Truckers at Jannus.

click to enlarge Erika Wennerstrom plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on Feb. 1, 2019. - Marlo Miller
Marlo Miller
Erika Wennerstrom plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida on Feb. 1, 2019.

Erika Wennerstrom—singer for American rock band Heartless Bastards—flies solo a lot these days, and she touches down outside the Safety Harbor Arts and Music Center (SHAMc) this weekend.

Originally from Cincinnati—513 holla!—Wennerstrom works out of Austin now, and her sound is a little more emotional, a little more lush, but just as rocking as it is with the Bastards. If you don’t feel something listening to her 2018 emotional single “Extraordinary Love” you might want to ask the Wizard for a new soul. No stranger to the area, Wennerstrom has played in Tampa Bay multiple times with the Bastards, and solo, including opening for Lucinda Williams and Drive-By Truckers at Jannus Live in 2019.

Erika Wennerstrom. Friday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. $20. Safety Harbor Art and Music Center, Safety Harbor. safetyharborartandmusiccenter.com

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Stephanie Powers

Freelance contributor Stephanie Powers started her media career as an Editorial Assistant long ago when the Tampa Bay Times was still called the St. Petersburg Times. After stints in Chicago and Los Angeles, where she studied improvisation at Second City Hollywood, she came back to Tampa and stayed put.She soon...
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