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Bluesdays: Laurie Morvan Band
July 5, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Laurie Morvan Band debuts at Bluesdays in the Village of Palisades Tahoe.
Talk about true blues: Laurie Morvan’s hardscrabble path to the bandstand began years before she started playing music.
“I grew up on Bittersweet Lane in New Lenox, Illinois, and dad walked out. That is 100 percent true,” Morvan said. “Is there more of a blues beginning than that?”
A fiery lead guitarist and prolific songwriter, Morvan’s recording career began in 1997, so her “Bittersweet” childhood is long known to blues listeners. But this summer marks the first time Morvan and her band will appear at Bluesdays.
Truckee resident and national touring artist Mighty Mike Schermer performed with Morvan on a few occasions.
“She’s badass,” Schermer said. “She’s more in the blues-rock idiom but what I’ve always admired about Laurie is her energy. She just puts the pedal to the metal and really takes no prisoners. You don’t really need to question whether she’s good or not. She’s gonna let you know right away. You’re going to need to go there and find out.”
A Southern California resident, Morvan has had a few nearby shows in 2022, including Reno, Folsom and headlined Sunday, May 29, at Lakeview Commons at South Lake Tahoe’s Big Blues Music & Blues Festival.