MP3 Laurie Morvan Band - Cures What Ails Ya
Red hot blues rock led by a blazing female lead guitarist/vocalist. Songs have big choruses, storytelling lyrics, 3 part harmonies and feature searing guitar work over solid, deep in the pocket, blues rock.
12 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Rockin'' Blues, ROCK: Classic Rock
Cures What Ails Ya is red hot blues rock as defined by guitarist/vocalist Laurie Morvan. The 12 new songs, all written by Morvan, are an empowered look at a multitude of life''s joys and challenges. Showcasing the impassioned guitar work of Laurie Morvan, the CD boasts an impressive list of guest artists, including several Grammy winners.
Laurie Morvan - all guitar parts, lead vocals
Lisa Grubbs - backing vocals, percussion, keyboards
Carolyn Kelley - backing vocals, keyboards, percussion
Pat Morvan - bass, backing vocals
Tony Braunagel - drums (Bonnie Raitt, Coco Montoya, B.B. King, Taj Mahal)
James "Hutch" Hutchinson - bass (Bonnie Raitt band)
George Duke - piano
Sammy Avila - B3 organ (Walter Trout band)
Doña Oxford - piano, organ (Shamekia Copeland, Popa Chubby, Buddy Guy)
The CD booklet lists individual musician credits for each song.
From the blazing stratocaster-on-fire guitar intro of the middle class anthem "Kickin'' Down Doors", to the playful chickin'' pickin'' of "Where Are The Girls With Guitars", to the haunting and fluid melodic lines of "One Little Thing", to the organic front porch slide guitar twang of "Don''t Give It Up", all the way through to the final passionate wah wah blast of In The River, Laurie Morvan''s guitar playing sets the tone of this entire CD.
The well-crafted songs immediately engage the listener with both vocal and instrumental hooks. The story lines delve into gut-level issues everyone can relate to, and are driven by Laurie''s clever and catchy lyrics. Her powerful vocals span every mood from self reflection and pain to whimsy and rebellion, culminating in the vulnerable, moving revelations of "Family Line".
This CD is an accurate portrait of the no-holds-barred-what-you-see-is-what-you-get sincerity of a Laurie Morvan Band performance. Every emotion is laid bare, every musical nuance is explored and nothing is held back.
The band''s second release, Find My Way Home, hit #26 on the Roots Music Report "Roots Blues" chart May 10, 2006.
The LMB has performed with Walter Trout, Debbie Davies, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Eric Sardinas, Candye Kane, and Corey Stevens.
"Smokin'', sexy, screamin'' rock & roll blues like you''ve never heard a woman, or a man, play." San Diego Indie Music Fest ''07
"Ms. Morvan is a dynamite vocalist... her guitar playing stands with some of the best blues work anyone is playing these days."Gregory R. McGuire, RadioDirectX, Acoustic Guitar Magazine
"Few blues guitarists pour as much energy into their performance... she brought the house down...one fiery burst of rock-solid blues fireworks after another." Southland Blues Magazine