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"On her first widely distributed album and third overall, Morvan boasts a strong and limber voice, an affinity for bending notes on guitar and a flair for writing songs about such matters as lasting romance and the importance of perseverance.

'One Little Thing,' inspired by B.B. King, makes for superior pop-blues.

This blond and blue-eyed Californian favors content over effect in her music.

Morvan's band and guests, including George Duke, share her vigorous charm."
Downbeat Magazine,
September '07

"...'Where Are the Girls With Guitars' has an extremely clever lyric and playing to match." - Vintage Guitar


CD Review


"L.A.'s Laurie Morvan is a member of that still all-too-rare club of female lead blues guitarists. On her third release, Morvan shows strong chops on guitar and a good ear for writing accessible songs. The overall result is an easy-to-listen-to blues-rock hybrid, not so different from what better-known artists such as Robert Cray and Bonnie Raitt have been creating for the last few decades.

While Morvan credits Stevie Ray Vaughan as a specific influence, her playing is far more reminiscent of former Roomful of Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl. It's got that Texas twang but with a jazz musician's restraint and even elegance. She's far more interested in playing well than in playing fast.

As a singer, Morvan sounds a lot like Louisiana swamp blues singer Marcia Ball. She doesn't show much range here, but has a nice growl and warm tones. And for someone who lives in SoCal and grew up in Illinois, she's sure got a drawl to her singing.

Laurie Morvan plays Monday night at Humphrey's Backstage Lounge in San Diego."

by Jim Trageser
NCTimes.com, May '07

(Editions of the North County Times Serving San Diego and Riverside Counties)

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August 17, 2017 - Fresno Bee picks Laurie Morvan Band as a top entertainment choice this week. See the band at the Tower Theater Lounge in Fresno this coming Saturday. Read who else made the list.

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June 6, 2017 - Laurie Morvan Band to headline Acre of Blues Fest in Eureka, CA on Sept. 2, 2017.

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April 11, 2017 - Laurie starts recording new CD at Ultratone Studios with producer/drummer Tony Braunagel.

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March 11, 2017 - LMB headlines Colorado River Blues Festival.

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January, 2017 - Tony Braunagel set to produce new LMB CD.

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March 5, 2016 - Laurie Morvan Band plays Blues Blast in Phoenix, AZ.
Canned Heat headlines.

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Feb 7, 2015 - Laurie Morvan Band plays Boogie, Blues and Brews in Yuma, AZ.
Eric Sardinas headlines.

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June 5, 2014 - Pasadena Weekly feature article says LMB is "Red-Hot Blues". Visit the Press Page to read the full article.

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June 1, 2014 - Beautiful new design for Laurie Morvan Band t-shirts. The shirts come in men's and women's sizes M-XXXL and are available in the LMB Store.

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February 23rd, 2014 - Laurie Morvan Band to headline at House of Blues. The LMB will headline the Raise the Roof Benefit for the International Blues Foundation taking place on February 23rd in Anaheim at the House of Blues. This show is being sponsored by the Orange County Blues Society.  More info on the show here
Also added to the show are guest appearances by Eric Sardinas and Rod Piazza, appearing with Papa J and the Double Down Blues Band!

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June 29, 2013 - Laurie Morvan on front page of News-Gazette. The LMB performance at the Champaign Blues, Brews and BBQ Fest was so well-received that the News-Gazette featured Laurie on the front page of the paper the next day. See the front page of the paper.

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June 20, 2013 - "Laurie Morvan a charismatic performer whose stage presence is both powerful and inviting." The Daily Journal in Kankakee, IL featured glowing reviews of the Laurie Morvan Band's 2012 performance and spotlighted their upcoming 2013 performance at Friends of the Blues. Read more about the feature article in the Daily Journal on Laurie Morvan Band.

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June 7, 2013 - Laurie Morvan on the cover of Southland Blues Magazines. Prior to heading out on the Laurie Morvan Band's summer tour, Laurie talks about her unique style of song writing and her hopes and plans for the band. Read the cover story feature article on Laurie Morvan.

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June 3, 2013 - New live video: LMB in Europe. Fantastic footage of the LMB performing Got My Mojo Working at DePit in Terneuzen, Netherlands during their first European Tour. Watch live LMB video

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Apr 25, 2013 - Music Pick of the Week: Laurie Morvan Band! The Sacramento News and Reviews calls Laurie Morvan a "force on stage" and chose the LMB show at the Powerhouse Pub in Folsom, CA to be their Music Pick of the Week in the entire Sacramento area. Check out the article spotlighting the LMB

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Feb 1, 2013 - LMB advances to semi-finals at the IBC. The Laurie Morvan Band completes 2 nights of competition in Memphis, TN and will now advance to the semin-finals at the New Daisy Theatre.

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Oct 10, 2012 - LMB heads out on first European Tour. The Laurie Morvan Band tour schedule includes shows in Holland and Luxembourg. Visit the Calendar Page for more information.

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Sep 29, 2012 - LMB to represent Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society at the 2013 International Blues Challenge. The Laurie Morvan Band will compete against bands from around the world at the "Biggest Event in Blues" put on by the Blues Foundation. Visit www.blues.org for more information.

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Sep 14, 2012 - New live video of the LMB! Thanks to LMB fan Rene Mente for posting up new live video of the Laurie Morvan Band performing It Only Hurts When I Breathe off of their Breathe Deep CD. Watch the Video

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Sep 5, 2012 - Laurie Morvan Band Newsletter Click here to see the 9/5 Newsletter

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Sep 4, 2012 - Laurie Morvan Band welcomes drummer Lonnie Jones to the band.
Click here to meet the LMB

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August 9, 2012 - Boulder Weekly says "Laurie Morvan burns in blue". Great feature article on Laurie. Visit the Press Page to check out the Boulder Weekly feature article

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April 25 , 2012 - Laurie Morvan Band booked on Blues by the Bay Festival for second year in a row. The Laurie Morvan Band is proving to be a tremendously popular band with festival goers. In what is becoming a normal occurence, the LMB is being booked in consecutive years at the same event due to overwhelming fan response. Blues by the Bay takes place in Eureka, CA on 9/1-9/2. See the Calendar Page for more details

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March 1, 2012 - Downbeat is diggin' Breathe Deep. "Power and technique characterize Morvan’s blues-rock guitar style ... " Read more of the Breathe Deep CD review by Downbeat

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March 1 , 2012 - Vintage Guitar praises Breathe Deep. "Morvan’s Strat continues to be as at home on a Texas shuffle on pop-based soul ..." Read more of the Breathe Deep CD review by vintage Guitar

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January 25 , 2012 - Laurie Morvan Band booked on Coloma Blues Live festival. "The Laurie Morvan Band is so popular with the fans at Coloma that they will be performing for their third time at the festival in the last 4 years! The event takes place at a beautiful outdoor location on the American River, just north east of Sacramento on Saturday June 9." See the Calendar Page for more details

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January 1 , 2012 - Elmore Magazine article features Laurie Morvan. "Morvan’s strength
is her blistering guitar, but again we find her speaking with direct human pathos... " Read more of the Elmore article

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December 21, 2011 - Laurie Morvan Band booked at 2012 Blues in the District for an unprecedented third year in a row! The fans who attend Quincy, IL's annual concert series have voted, and the Laurie Morvan Band will be returning as a crowd favorite. This marks the third time out of three years that the LMB will be performing at the concert series, which draws crowds in excess of 2500 people. The LMB will bring their high energy show to Blues in the District on Friday, July 27. See the Calendar Page for more details

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December 12, 2011 - Breathe Deep advances in Blues Foundation Competition.
The Blues Foundation announced that Breathe Deep by the Laurie Morvan Band is among the Top 30 CD's to advance to Round 2 in their Best-Self Produced CD competition. This year's competition is the largest ever, starting with 74 nominations from blues societies around the world. It culminates with the winner being announced at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis on February 4, 2012, during the International Blues Challenge. See the Top 30 list here. The LMB's fourth release, Fire It Up!, won this competition in 2010, and their third release, Cures What Ails Ya, was a Top 5 finalist for the award in 2008.

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October 24 , 2011 - Blues Source praises Breathe Deep. Calling No Working During Drinking Hours a "soon to be classic", Mark Smith gives a big thumbs up to the Laurie Morvan Band's latest release, Breathe Deep. "...great guitar and compelling tunes..." Read the Breathe Deep CD review by Blues Source

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July 17 , 2011 - Laurie Morvan Band invited to perform on Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise. The good folks at the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise announced that they have selected the Laurie Morvan Band as the winner of their Sonicbids competition for a spot on the October 23-30, 2011 Pacific Cruise sailing out of San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz & Loreto.

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Jun 12 , 2011 - Laurie Morvan Band releases 5th CD: Breathe Deep
Featuring 11 songs penned by Laurie Morvan, Breathe Deep is the follow up to the band's highly acclaimed 2009 release, Fire It Up!, which won the 2010 Blues Foundation Award for Best Self-Produced CD.

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Nov 1 , 2010 - Blues Revue magazine feature article on Laurie Morvan
"Powerful Women Play the Blues" is the theme for Blues Revue's Nov/Dec 2010 issue, so Laurie Morvan was a perfect choice! Additionally, the LMB's song, Livin' In A Man's World" is the first cut on the sampler CD which is sent to all subscribers. click here to see Laurie Morvan feature article in Blues Revue magazine

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Aug 12 , 2010 - Laurie Morvan on the cover of the Weekender
The Weekender, published in Sonora, CA by the Union Democrat, featured Laurie Morvan on the cover. The cover story was highlighting the Fire On The Mountain Music Festival in which Laurie was performing with the Laurie Morvan Band. click here to see Laurie Morvan on cover of Weekender

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Aug 1 , 2010 - DownBeat Magazine is diggin' Fire It Up!
For the course of a dozen original songs, it’s encouraging to hear Morvan bring the guitar heat...
click here to read DownBeat review of Fire It Up!

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July 30 , 2010 - LMB now holds all-time record for CD sales!
Over 2400 fans were rockin' with the Laurie Morvan Band during their 2 1/2 hour show at Robertshaw Amphitheater on 7/30/10. Their show was part of the SummerSounds concert series which has been held in the city of Greensburg, PA for the last 10 years. The LMB completely won over the all ages audience and now holds the all-time record for CD sales at this event.

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June 4 , 2010 - Laurie Morvan is cover story for THE TICKET
The Arts & Entertainment section of the Sacramento Bee, called The Ticket, featured Laurie Morvan on its cover along with a feature article. Laurie was in the area performing with the Laurie Morvan Band at the Coloma Blues Live! festival in Lotus, CA. click here to see the article

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April 24 , 2010 - House of Blues Radio Hour Blues Breaker
"You Don't Know About Me" by the Laurie Morvan Band was selected by Elwood Blues (aka Dan Aykroyd) to be the new Blues Breaker song for the week starting 4/24/10 on House of Blues Radio Hour. Find an affiliate radio station near you and get more information at the House of Blues Radio Hour website

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April 17 , 2010 - Fire It Up! #5 on B.B. King's Bluesville Picks to Click
This is a jump up from the previous week, 4/10/10, where it was at #8. B.B.King's Bluesville @ Sirius/XM 74 plays Electric Blues, Soul Blues, Acoustic Blues, Jump Blues, and Rockin' Blues music from the past to the present. B.B. King's Bluesville Picks to Click

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March 1, 2010 - Fire It Up! enters Living Blues Radio Chart at #9.
After winning a 2010 Blues Foundation Award, Fire It Up! now conquering the radio charts. Living Blues magazine announced in its April issue that the Laurie Morvan Band's latest CD jumped right into the Number 9 spot on their February 2010 Radio Chart. Feb. 2010 Living Blues Radio Chart.

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February 19, 2010 - National TV Special on Laurie Morvan Band to air! The Big Ten Television Network is set to air a 30 minute special, titled “Laurie Morvan Band: Nothing But the Blues”, on February 19, 2010 at 1:00 pm CST (11:00 am PST). The show was filmed during the prestigious Ellnora Guitar Festival held at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign this past September. This national TV special includes live footage of the Laurie Morvan Band’s festival performance and an interview with Laurie Morvan. Check your local listings to verify the time and set your recorder!

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January 23, 2010 - Blues Foundation announces Fire It Up! wins award for 2010 Best Self-Produced CD at the International Blues Challenge. The International Blues Challenge has been dubbed the "biggest event in blues". You can read about all the winners of this year's competition at the Blues Foundation's website.

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December 31, 2009 - Fire It Up! climbs to #1 on the Living Blues reporting chart for the radio show Mick Martin's Blues Party (Sundays: KXJZ 90.9 Sacramento, KKTO 90.5 Tahoe City, KUOP 91.3 Stockton, KQNC 88.1 Quincy). You can catch it on the web, too. For more info, go to: www.mickmartinblues.com

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December 18, 2009 - Blues Foundation announces Fire It Up! is a Finalist for Best Self-Produced CD (Top 4). Fire It Up! by the Laurie Morvan Band is now a finalist (Top 4 in the world!) in the Blues Foundation's competition for Best Self-Produced CD. The winner will be announced at Solo/Duo Finals on the Orpheum Theater stage in Memphis, TN on January 23, 2010 as part of the International Blues Challenge.

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December 10, 2009 - Blues Foundation announces Fire It Up! is a Semi-Finalist (Top 12). Fire It Up! by the Laurie Morvan Band is now a semi-finalist in the Blues Foundation's worldwide competition for Best Self-Produced CD. The winner will be announced at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis on January 23, 2010 .

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December 1, 2009 - Laurie Morvan on the cover of Big City Blues magazine. Laurie is joined by Susan Tedeschi, Fiona Boyes, Roach of Cafe R&B, CookieThreatt, Taryn Donath. The photo was taken while all the ladies were performing on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.

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November 1, 2009 - Elmore Magazine asks "Where Are The Girls With Guitars?" Jim Hynes features Laurie Morvan's lyrics in an article spotlighting female guitarists. Visit the Press Page for more.

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October 28, 2009 - Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society declares"Fire It Up!" CD winner. CD advances to next round of the Blues Foundation's Best Self Produced CD competition.

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October 20, 2009 - Laurie Morvan Band "Fire It Up!" CD National release. Distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution Corporation for retail store orders. Downloads available at iTunes and Amazon.

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August 31, 2009 - Laurie Morvan Band "Fire It Up!" CD now available! Visit our Online Store to get your advance copy of the new CD right now. Stay tuned for more news.

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June 6, 2009 - Laurie Morvan steals the show at Coloma Blues Live! "Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin, Mighty Mike Shermer and Laurie Morvan burned down Henningsen Lotus Park on Saturday...Rock-tinged blues guitars ruled the day. Many attendees felt that Morvan, who opened the show, also stole it. The clear-eyed former athlete brought guns to rival Michelle Obama, and proceeded to bend them around her Fender Stratocaster in a scorching set of original blues rock that left the early arrivals staggering to the CD sales booth.

...Event coordinator Mary Carrera reported that 'It went really well...Laurie Morvan was the big surprise. Look for her again next year.'" (Mountain Democrat, 6/8/09)

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April 17, 2009 - Laurie Morvan Band to play Ellnora Guitar Festival!
The bi-annual event takes place at the prestigious Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL on September 12, 2009. Other featured artists on the festival include Derek Trucks and Keb Mo'.

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March 2009 - Laurie Morvan feature article in Illinois Alumni Magazine.
Read the feature article on Laurie Morvan in Illinois Alumni Magazine.

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Jan & Feb 2009 - Laurie Morvan Band recording 4th CD! The Laurie Morvan Band expects to release a new CD this Spring featuring 12 songs all written by Laurie Morvan. Laurie is co-producing the CD with Steve Savage, whose producing/engineering credits include Elvin Bishop, Robert Cray, Tommy Castro, John Hammond and others. Several of the CDs Steve has worked on have gone on to receive Grammy nominations, including a 2009 Grammy nomination with Elvin Bishop.

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10/3/08 - Catalina Island Blues Festival fans love Laurie Morvan! The front page of the Catalina Islander featured a review of the 2008 Catalina Island Blues Festival and spotlighted Laurie Morvan as one of the major highlights of the entire festival, putting her picture front and center! Festival headliner Buddy Guy put on a great show, but the blues festival fans really connected with Laurie and took her into their hearts. Read more about Laurie in the Catalina Island Blues Festival.

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8/25/08 - Laurie Morvan station now available on Pandora.com. The Laurie Morvan Band has been selected by the Music Genome Project to be featured with their own station on their cutting edge radio site www.Pandora.com

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7/25/08 - Laurie Morvan on cover of Entertainment Guide in Champaign, IL News-Gazette . University of Illinois Alum Laurie Morvan graced the cover of Champaign's major newspaper in celebration of her upcoming concert there. See the Press Page for this feature as well as other articles and reviews from theLMB's Summer 2008 Midwest Tour.

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5/2/08 - Laurie Morvan named "2008 Blues Artist on the Rise" by Blues Festival Guide magazine. The Laurie Morvan Band competed against more than 230 other groups and was crowned "2008 Blues Artist on the Rise" in a competition sponsored by the Blues Festival Guide.

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4/3/08 - Laurie Morvan Band selected to be on Best of Southland Blues compilation CD. The CD features the best of southern California blues bands and is a joint venture between southland Blues Magazine and Grand Entertainment.

The CD will be available for sale at: www.southlandblues.com

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4/1/08 - Article written by Laurie Morvan is published in Big City Blues Magazine. Written from the musician's perspective, Laurie's article gives you insight into what it's like to be a performer at the International Blues Challenge. Read Laurie Morvan's article about the IBC.

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3/21/08 - Video of Laurie Morvan Band at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis during the finals of the International Blues Challenge

Click here to see the Laurie Morvan Band performing Kickin' Down Doors (scroll down the page)

Click here to see the Laurie Morvan Band performing One Little Thing

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2/29/08 - Modern Guitars Magazine features Laurie Morvan
Brian D. Holland of Modern Guitars Magazine has written an excellent feature article on Laurie Morvan to go along with his June 2007 interview of her. Not only did Brian do a great job of researching Laurie's music, we commend him for taking the time to really "get it". You can go over to the Modern Guitars website and read the article to find out all kinds of great info about Laurie you may not have known.
Click here to check out Modern Guitars feature story on Laurie Morvan

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2/26/08 - Laurie Morvan Band selected to open 2 shows for legendary blues artist John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. The Laurie Morvan Band will perform 4/17/08 at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA and 4/18/08 at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. John Mayall is a powerful blues performer and has a knack for working with the world's top musicians: Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Jack Bruce have all played in the Bluesbreakers. Visit the Calendar Page for show details.

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2/2/08 - Laurie Morvan Band a 2008 FINALIST at International Blues Challenge and a 2008FINALIST for "Best-Self Produced CD".
The Laurie Morvan Band was the only group that advanced to both finals and was #2 in CD sales at the IBC (out of all 160 acts)!

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1/7/08 - San Diego Union Tribune picks Laurie Morvan Band as
Essential: What To Watch For This Week "

Read San Diego Union Tribune's article about the Laurie Morvan Band.

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12/13/07 - Los Angeles City Beat magazine picks Laurie Morvan as Critics Choice ... "This woman has something special."
Read Kirk Silsbee's article about Laurie Morvan in LA City Beat magazine.

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12/18/07 - Blues Foundation announces Cures What Ails Ya is a Top 5 Finalist for prestigious "Best Self-Produced CD" award!

Each year, the Blues Foundation celebrates up and coming artists by conducting a world-wide search for the "Best Self-Produced CD". Cures What Ails Ya by the Laurie Morvan Band is a finalist for the 2008 award (for CD's released between November 1, 2006 - October 31, 2007). You can get more info at the Blues Foundation website: Blues Foundation's Best Self-Produced CD Award 2008

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12/6/07 - Blues Foundation announces Top 10 Semi-Finalists for prestigious "Best Self-Produced CD" award...Cures What Ails Ya is in!

The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society announced today that their entry for the Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD" award, Cures What Ails Ya by the Laurie Morvan Band, is now a Top 10 Semi-Finalist in the competition. The winner will be announced during the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, TN from January 31 through February 2, 2008.

CDs are judged on the following 4 criteria:

(1) Musical Performance
(2) Audio Quality of the Presentation
(3) Cover Art and Design
(4) Credits and Liner Information

Read more at the Blues Foundation website: Blues Foundation's Best Self-Produced CD Award 2008

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Oct. 25, 2007 - Cures What Ails Ya nominated for Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD" award.

The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society announced that they have nominated Cures What Ails Ya by the Laurie Morvan Band for the prestigious "Best Self-Produced CD" award sponsored by the Blues Foundation. The winner will be announced during the International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, TN from January 31 through February 2, 2008.

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Oct. 21, 2007 - Audience erupts with cheers at Legendary R&B Revue

Laurie Morvan, Tommy Castro and Ronnie Baker Brooks traded solos to thunderous applause at the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue held at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.
See photo of Laurie Morvan, Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks.

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October 6, 2007 - Laurie Morvan Band wins regionals and will head to Memphis for the semi-finals of the International Blues Challenge!

The LMB will proudly represent the Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society in blues biggest event of the year! For the 24th year, Blues musicians from around the world will compete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition as The Blues Foundation presents the 24th International Blues Challenge beginning January 31 and continuing February 1-2, 2008 in Memphis, TN. The world's largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. To find out more click here.

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October, 2007 - Laurie Morvan in Guitar Player Magazine

Read a feature article and see full color photos of Laurie. See the Press Page for details.

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October, 2007 - Laurie Morvan in Vintage Guitar Magazine

Read a feature article and see full color photos of Laurie. See the Press Page for details.

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August 11, 2007 - Laurie Morvan wins songwriting award

Laurie Morvan's song 'Family Line' from the 'Cures What Ails Ya' CD was named Best Song at the Winery Music Awards.

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August 2007 - Laurie Morvan Band on Roots Blues Chart

Cures What Ails Ya by the Laurie Morvan Band spent 12 weeks on the Roots Music Report Blues Chart.

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July 7-8, 2007 - LMB on House of Blues Radio Hour w/ Dan Akroyd!

Laurie Morvan's song, "Kickin' Down Doors," has been selected as the "Blues Breaker" song of the week for the nationally-syndicated "House of Blues Radio Hour" show that will air the weekend of July 7/8. The HOB Radio Hour airs on over 100 stations across the US. The song will air in its entirety, preceded by some fine words about Laurie and the new CD from Elwood Blues, himself, (Dan Aykroyd)!
Visit the House of Blues Radio Hour website to find an affiliate station near you

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June 20, 2007 - Laurie interviewed by Guitar Player and Vintage Guitar!

Visit the Press page to find out when all the interviews will be published.

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June 2007 - "Cures What Ails Ya" CD getting rave reviews!

The reviews of the new Laurie Morvan Band CD, "Cures What Ails Ya" are all overwhelmingly positive!
Visit the Press Page to read them for yourself.

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June 12, 2007 - "Cures What Ails Ya" CD available in stores across the USA!

Cures What Ails Ya, the brand new 2007 release from the Laurie Morvan Band, is being distributed nationally by Burnside Distribution Corporation, with a street date of June 12, 2007. Laurie Morvan Band fans will now be able to purchase the CD in stores all across America!  Stay tuned for a complete list of stores where the CD will be available. Of course there's no need to wait...
You can buy it right here with FREE SHIPPING in the USA!

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April 23, 2007 - "Cures What Ails Ya" CD now available on iTunes!

Laurie Morvan Band fans can now purchase the band's 2007 release, Cures What Ails Ya, in digital download form through iTunes. Two previous releases are also available: Find My Way Home and Out Of The Woods.

Just click the following links: 

Cures What Ails Ya album on iTunes
Find My Way Home album on iTunes
Out Of The Woods album on iTunes

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April 13, 2007 - "Cures What Ails Ya" CD Release Party!

Join the LMB to celebrate the release of their brand new CD, "Cures What Ails Ya".
8 :30 - 10:00, purchase CDs and meet the band for autographs, pictures and conversation.
10:00 - closing, the LMB will be rockin' the house with original red hot blues rock!
The location is the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Dr. , Arcadia, CA. 626-447-9349.

                                            Click here to buy it now!

The new CD, titled "Cures What Ails Ya", features 12 new red hot blues rock songs written by Laurie Morvan and boasts an incredible list of guest stars:

Grammy award winning pianist and producer George Duke.
Grammy winner bassist Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt band).
Grammy winning drummer Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Coco Montoya, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, John Mayall & the Blues Breakers).
B3 organist extraordinaire Sammy Avila (Walter Trout band).
Veteran pianist Doña Oxford (Shemekia Copeland, Popa Chubby, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Johnson)
Grammy winning engineer Erik Zobler (George Duke, Carlos Santana, Dianne Reeves, Bourne Identity soundtrack, Sly Stone)
Mastering engineer John Vestman (Sting, Ambrosia, George Duke, Juice Newton, Courtney Love, The Monkees).

Visit the Calendar Page for more details. 

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April 8, 2007 - Laurie Morvan named "2006 Female Artist of the Year"

Blues guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Laurie Morvan was named "2006 Female Artist of the Year" by the Blues Marketing Network.  The announcement was made on Sunday, April 8, 2007 at an invitation only awards ceremony held in Long Beach, CA.  Blues Marketing Network is an organization of blues musicians, promoters, venue owners and other professionals devoted to promoting the commercial success of all styles of blues and blues rock.  Led by the unwavering enthusiasm of founder Jeremiah Plummer, the group members network their talents, assets and energies to bring their music to the attention of the music buying public and to increase awareness and interest in the blues in the general population.  The focus of the network is to bring blues industry professionals together as a marketing community: that blues venues are not separate from blues musicians, blues promoters are not separate from blues fans, we are all on the same team. That working together, sharing successful ideas and strategies, cooperating with and encouraging each other, offering help and support, will benefit the art form we all love so much...THE BLUES!

The Laurie Morvan Band website was also honored with the title of "2006 Best Website".

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April 1, 2007 - Laurie Morvan Band inks deal with Mark Pucci Media

National publicity for the Laurie Morvan Band will now be handled by Mark Pucci Media out of Atlanta, Georgia. Mark has worked with the Allman Brothers Band, John Mayall, Marshall Tucker Band, Delbert McClinton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Derek Trucks, Kenny Chesney, Maria Muldaur and a host of others. Both Mark and the LMB are looking forward to a very successful promotional campaign for the Cures What Ails Ya CD.

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March 3, 2007 - Laurie Morvan Band releases Cures What Ails Ya CD!!

While the CD release party is scheduled for April 13, 2007, advance copies of the band's new CD will be made available at their performance at San Diego Indie Music Fest '07.

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January 2007 - LMB launches a new website!

Enjoy the new look and features...

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December 2006 - LMB records with Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt band)

Hutch Hutchinson takes a momentary break from the Bonnie Raitt tour to play on the upcoming Laurie Morvan Band CD, Cures What Ails Ya. In this first photo everyone grabbed one of Hutch's vintage basses...
      

 Erik and Long are the engineers working with the LMB on the new CD.

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November 2006 - LMB records with jazz great George Duke

Jazz great George Duke graces the Laurie Morvan Band's Cures What Ails Ya album with his beautiful playing on Family Line...

      

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May 10, 2006 - LMB's Find My Way Home CD charts!

Laurie Morvan Band's "Find My Way Home" CD hits #26 on the Roots Music Report "Roots Blues" chart.  See the chart

 

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