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Laurie Morvan Band “On Tour”
April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us at PHB for this stunning California axe slinger who plays exhilarating electric blues guitar Laurie Movan who is now On Tour.
“Morvan singes the strings with fast, clean chicken pickin’, reaches heights of lyrical ecstasy through liquid bends, and kicks the rhythm in the pocket with propulsive comping” (Guitar Player).
“Morvan is a stellar guitar player with consummate phrasing … She is one of the rising stars in the blues guitar world” (Blues Blast)
So much more than just a wailin’ guitar slinger, Laurie is a charismatic performer whose stage presence is both powerful and inviting. Her songwriting has a fresh perspective, and her in-between-song banter alternates between inspirational and flat out hilarious. Audiences feel a genuine connection with her and she enjoys spending time with them after shows signing autographs, talking, and posing for photos.
Laurie Morvan Band concerts feature the beautiful harmonies of Laurie and backup singer Lisa Morvan, as well as dueling solos between Laurie, keyboardist Tom Salyers and bassist Pat Morvan. Drummer Lonnie Jones drives this high-octane train. They are a tight-knit unit who love performing together. Their fun-loving enthusiasm leaps right off the stage…and it’s contagious!
The LMB’s “Fire It Up” CD won the Blues Foundation Award for Best Self-Produced CD at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (within the blues community, it’s like winning a Grammy). The Laurie Morvan Band then lit up the stage in their very own half-hour TV special, filmed live at the Elnora Guitar Festival in Champaign, IL, which continues to air nationwide on the Big Ten Network.
The LMB made their first big splash on the national blues scene in 2008 at the International Blues Challenge, where they were Finalists in both the live band and CD competitions, the only band in IBC history to reach both finals at a single competition. Other accolades include twice being named the House of Blues Radio Hour “Blues Breaker” artist of the week, a B.B. King’s Bluesville “Picks to Click”, and winning the Blues Festival Guide’s Blues Artist on the Rise Award.
The band’s latest release, Breathe Deep, follows the lead of their award winning previous releases. “Scary good. Get out of the business good. Why everyone doesn’t know about this woman or her rocking blues band is beyond me.” – Bill Scheft, head writer for the David Letterman show.
In short, the Laurie Morvan Band plays red hot blues rock that feeds your soul!
For more information, visit: www.LaurieMorvan.com