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Episode # 47 - Getting to Know Detroit Based Singer/Songwriter Laura Rain

Bring Back Soul Music Podcast

Join my conversation with Laura Rain. Laura is a member of Laura Rain and the Caesars. A tough, hard-working American city is reinventing itself as a vibrant incubator of ideas and creation. Back from decades of neglect, Detroit has returned to the forefront on the world stage. Adventurers, investors, artists, and young entrepreneurs are flocking to the Motor City, bringing with them energy, creativity and innovation. The city and its people are inspired again. Laura Rain is a product of that environment, a hard driving soul singer who uses the power and finesse of her own voice to inspire and electrify your spirit. Born and raised in Detroit, where her father engineered conveyer systems for the auto plants, she delivers her original music with fearless emotion and excitement. Along with her creative partner George Friend, the pair have released four albums with a unique blend of contemporary funky soul, blues and r&b worthy of Detroit’s rich history of musical innovators. It is the Motor City where Aretha Franklin, Parliament-Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye all lived and created. A town where singers are continually influencing and defining the world around themselves. Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression through her music. Having released four albums of all original music since 2013, the band blends their favorite elements of funky ‘60s organ jazz, lowdown blues, dance music, old-school R&B, and soul. Laura and producer-songwriter George Friend have created a unique style, winning a prestigious Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Blues Songwriters” and touring the U.S. Canada and Europe. Laura Rain’s voice soars as she weaves her own path through a classic, but thoroughly modern, funky sound, reimagining the r&b, gospel, blues, and soul that the city made famous. In 2020, Laura Rain is poised to release a large collection of new music (written over the last two years) and rebuild, renew and reinvent herself once again. Detroit has returned: strong, creative, inspiring, and always funky. Check out Laura Rain and the Caesars now on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7EvJ27WuaeHJan4emE0e8d?si=IRBqzvW8R0ShXx1AlP7EDw Connect with Laura Rain and the Caesars online: www.laurarain.net https://twitter.com/MsLauraRain https://www.instagram.com/mslaurarain/ https://www.facebook.com/LauraRainAndTheCaesars https://www.youtube.com/user/MsLaurarain For more information and news, check out our website and on social media: Website: www.BringBackSoulMusic.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BringBackSoulMusic2019 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bringbackso... Twitter: https://twitter.com/BringBackSoulM1

35mins

16 Jan 2021

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#541-Laura Rain Johnny Nicholas Billy Evanochko Johnny & The Mongrels Kevin Burt

Music On The Couch

LAURA RAIN – COUCH KID NEWSLaura and her band, The Caesars are releasing a series of singles.  We will discuss this strategy with Laura and hear “A Different State Of Mind”JOHNNY NICHOLASJohnny has released Mistaken Identity, a collection of 10 songs from this master of the Texas Hill Country Blues & Roots.  We will speak with Johnny about his journey while we listen to the tunesBILLY “THE KID” EVANOCHKO – COUCH KID NEW MUSICBilly returns to The Couch to share his upcoming new album entitled, It Is What It Is.  We will also catch up with Billy and see where he is heading.JOHNNY & THE MONGRELSThe band may be out of Colorado, but their music is New Orleans infused Swamp, Funk & Bayou Soul.  I will chat with Johnny about their history and the new album, Creole Skies.KEVIN BURT – COUCH KID NEW MUSICKevin returns to talk about his world and the new album, Stone Crazy on Gulf Coast Records.

3hr

17 Nov 2020

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Laura Rain rocks, blues, souls and funks her way into the show

From the Bottom of the Record Box

Would you please help us improve the show by voting for your favourite track from this episode?Edge of TownSeasonsBurning Down the HouseFireflies1922 BluesWatussiLost FriendsVote now! Laura Rain and The Caesars mean business and remind us that Detroit can still rock your socks off. Their gritty, determined, funk-soul-blues is delivered with the power of a juggernaut. Listen on to join the bus. Also coming up on the show we have a bookend from Middle Kids - more about whom Tobin will share with us. A musical surprise is sprung on Tobin and we find out that he's already a fan. Talking Heads make their second appearance on the show and we have some good old Kraut-Rock from Harmonia. From the Bottom of the Record Box is also introducing you to John Grant. If you're not already familiar, this is the track Fireflies off of his Queen of Denmark LP. Come on in, it's a belter this week. Guaranteed - to our listeners around the globe. Track Listing Edge of Town Middle KidsSeasons Laura Rain & The CaesarsBurning Down the House Talking HeadsFireflies John Grant1922 Blues Charlie ParrWatussi HarmoniaLost Friends Middle Kids Detroit's Laura Rain & The Caesars BRING THEIR FUNKY SOUL TO TOWN A tough, hard-working American city is reinventing itself as a vibrant incubator of ideas and creation. Back from decades of neglect, Detroit has returned to the forefront on the world stage. Adventurers, investors, artists, and young entrepreneurs are flocking to the Motor City, bringing with them energy, creativity and innovation. The city and its people are inspired again. Outstanding Blues Songwriters Laura Rain is a product of her environment, a hard driving soul singer who uses the power and finesse of her own voice to inspire and electrify your spirit. Born and raised in Detroit, where her father engineered conveyer systems for the auto plants, she delivers her original songs with fearless emotion and excitement. Backed by her band The Caesars, she delivers a unique blend of modern funky soul and blues worthy of Detroit’s rich history of creative innovators. [wpcd_coupon id=6553] More about Laura Rain It is the Motor City where Aretha Franklin, Parliament-Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye all lived and created. A town where singers are continually influencing and defining the world around themselves. Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression through her music. Having released four albums of all original music since 2013, the band blends their favourite elements of funky ‘60s organ jazz, lowdown blues, dance music, old-school R&B, and soul. Laura and producer-songwriter George Friend have created a unique style, winning a prestigious Detroit Music Award for “Outstanding Blues Songwriters” and touring the U.S. Canada and Europe. Laura Rain’s voice soars as she weaves her own path through a classic, but thoroughly modern, funky sound, reinventing the gospel, blues, and soul that the city made famous. For 2019, in promotion of the latest full-length album Walk with Me and the single Pleasure Zone, Laura Rain and the Caesars continue touring with visits to the South and East Coast, bringing with them their own brand of Motor City music – soulful ambassadors of the dedication, drive, and spirit of an American underdog city. Detroit has returned: strong, creative, inspiring and always funky. Get social with Laura Rain FacebookInstagramTwitterYou TubeSpotifyOr visit her website here for more information Subscribe for exclusive news about the show More about Middle Kids Middle Kids are an alternative indie rock trio out of Sydney, Australia. The band comprises of married couple Tim Fritz and his wife Hannah Joy (vocal/guitarist). Harry Day on drums rounds things out. The band has been recording since 2015 and have one self-titled studio EP and the recently released LP Lost Friends.

43mins

23 Mar 2019

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Local Spins on WYCE: Shane Tripp plus new music from Borns, The Great Indoors, Fred Knapp Trio, Laura Rain

Local Spins Live

Episode No. 59 of Local Spins on WYCE was a special Fund Drive affair, with an in-studio performance by Shane Tripp and the debut of songs by Jared Sjoblom, Frederic & Ronza and many more regional acts. Listen to the full radio podcast and check out the video of an acoustic in-studio performance.

1hr

24 Oct 2015

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Laura Rain: Detroit's Songtress Who's Bringing Vintage R&B Back!

The Crystal Show

The Caesars are veterans of the Motor City’s R&B, jazz, rock, and blues scenes. For more than a decade, the classically trained Laura Rain has been singing in Detroit and Los Angeles with an absolute freedom of expression, permitted by her wondrous voice, an instrument of infinite shadings in timbre that avails itself to effortless glides between registers. Often compared to Aretha Franklin, Rains’s fire, feeling, and expressiveness are all her own. Producer, co-writer, and guitarist George Friend, another Detroiter returned home from L.A., has made his mark in multiple genres–rockabilly (Robert Gordon), R&B (The Sun Messengers), and blues (Janiva Magness)–and released a hip solo album of West Coast blues, Looka Here!, in 2004. Phil Hale has played keyboards for everyone from Martha Reeves to George Clinton, Stanley Jordan, Bettye LaVette, and James Carter. Drummer Ron Pangborn, an original member of Was (Not Was), lays down beats that are perfectly fitted to the Caesars' retro-modern soul and blues.in 2013, Laura Rain and the Caesars have been featured at the Anti Freeze Blues Fest, Tawas Blues By the Bay, Brighton Smokin' Jazz and Blues Barbecue, Marquette Area Blues Festival, Mackinac Island Music Festival and in clubs from Detroit to Los Angeles.

1hr 29mins

26 Sep 2014

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Unrealistic Skinny Dreams with Erika White and R&B Soul Artist Laura Rain

The Crystal Show

Erika White: We may want to lose weight and get in shape but we don't all acheive that goal. Why? Because we are unrealistic about those goals. That is where fitness expert, Erika White, comes in. Fitness Motivator & Trainer, Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Group Exercise Instructor, Freelance Writer & Blogger, and TV Personality. In Erika's Own Words: "The fitness classes I have designed are carved from my own 80 weight loss where I had to learn what works (hard work) and what doesn’t (gimmicks). It is designed for all fitness levels and helps to encourage individuals to know that they can succeed! I focus on modifications so everyone is able to participate. As an instructor and locally known fitness motivator/coach, I do not sell/distribute pills or powders to help with weight loss…I only teach & share what I did & do, all natural for long lasting results. I walk the walk with the people I help or inspire…I truly want to help others believe they can!"Visit Erika White's Official Website: www.erikawhite.net

1hr 32mins

8 Aug 2014