Lara Price Band

Lara Price Band

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"Lara Price Band with 22 year old phenom Laura Chavez on guitar; they sound, amazingly, like Janis Joplin backed by Albert Collins." (Brad Kava, San Jose Mercury News)

Biography

Lara Price was born to perform.

Her musical journey started at the young age of 6, taking piano lessons with Legendary 80's music innovator Howard Jones. At 12 she was singing solo and went on to train operatically with Dr. Lynn Berg at Boise State University. She arrived in the Bay Area in 1998 in search of her dream of singing in a band. Lara began running her own blues jam at JJ’s Blues, and was featured in an inspiring article about blues jams in the September 2000 issue of the Blues Revue.

Lara fell in love with the blues without expecting to, "I didn't find the blues, the blues found me".

She has come a long way in a short time, earning loyal fans worldwide. Together with the Lara Price Band, Lara has released 4 self-produced CDs, toured across the United States and China, and performed at such world-renowned festivals and events as the Monterey Bay Blues Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose Metro Fountain Blues Festival, the NAMM show, and the Massachusetts Summer Solstice Blues Festival, among many others. Her band features some of the area’s finest musicians including Laura Chavez on guitar, Jack Cannon on bass, “Baldhead” Fred Rautmann on drums, and Alex Specht on keyboards. Together they play with an intensity and cohesiveness that comes only from years of playing together. Combining the diverse set of influences that each member brings to the table, they create a sound that is both clearly, deeply rooted in the traditions of the Blues but, decidedly, their own.

The Lara Price Band is currently featured on the Ruf Records international release "Blues Guitar Women" and has been written up as the "Hot Pick" on the CD by Guitar One Magazine. Their current release, "I Got News," consisting of mostly original material, has received rave reviews in the much revered Blues Revue magazine and garnered radio airplay throughout the United States as well as Canada, Europe, Asia, and South America. Most recently the Lara Price Band competed in the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and completed a tour of the South. With the buzz created at the IBC they plan to return to the South in the summer of 2007 and currently have festival appearances booked at some of the country’s top festivals. The Lara Price Band will also release a live CD this Summer while continuing to work on material for their next album.

She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that demands you're attention-smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It's no wonder her music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally superb.

"It’s all about the love of music and letting the crowd share in my passion."

Discography

Lara Price 2000
Faces Of The Blues 2002
I Got News 2005
Lara and Laura Unplugged 2004

Set List

Four sets of high energy, danceable music including two sets worth of original material and covers including Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Buddy Guy, and Jimi Hendrix.