The cold weather reminds us that even though this is
the holiday season, the emotions stirred aren't always
happy ones. A good shot of the blues is in order (now
or any other time of year), and a visit to Cozy's on
Friday would do a body - and a soul - good.
Guitarist and singer Laurie Morvan has quietly built
an impressive local blues profile over the past few
years. She's got a particularly strong current album,
Cures What Ails Ya (Screaming Lizard) that contains
some soul-searching original material, amid the fast
shuffles and hot guitar. "Family Line" is
as genuine a blues lament as has been heard in a long
time. This woman has something special.