Editor Picks 2015-Blues Music Magazine

The Editor's Top Ten Picks Of 2015


We asked six of the Contributing Editors from Blues Music Magazine to share their top 10 blues CDs from 2015.
The CDs are in no particular order.
The following writers have a combined
music writing experience of over 175 years.

2015 Year in Music -The Review

Editor’s Note: To recap the ebbs, flows, and highpoints of our regional & local music scene throughout the past year, Review contributors Bo White, Trish Lewis, and publisher/editor Robert Martin each contributed their thoughts & perspectives to this following assessment. We hope you enjoy....

Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine

Laura Rain & The Caesars
Gold
LRC Records laurarain.net
Laura Rain and her group of Motor City mercenaries known as The Caesars have been knocking crowds out at festivals all over the country this summer. Her last CD “Closer" got her signed on the line and out on the...

Rootstime-Belgium

Decennia geleden verhuisde Berry Gordy’s ‘Motown’ platenlabel van "Motor City" Detroit naar California. Een van de uitzonderingen op de regel was Laura Rain & haar The Caesars. Al meer dan een decennia lang zingt de klassiek geschoolde sopraan Laura Rain in Detroit en Los Angeles.......

Iowa State Daily

By Jacob Beals-
Laura Rain and the Caesars along with the Vinyl Vagabonds brought their funky soul, blues and rock music to the Bluestem stage on Sunday night.

The show opened with local group The Vinyl Vagabonds playing a cover of the Little Milton song “That’s What Love Will Make...

New Blues and Soul WTJU

Laura Rain & The Caesars – Gold (LRC): Laura Rain is a strong soul singer fronting a rock’n’soul band led by guitarist and co-writer George Friend. The band is tight and plays with a controlled yet energetic fervor that demands attention. Oddly, I can’t find any listing of band members...

ZICAZIC.COM- FRANCE

Elle fait indiscutablement partie des figures de proue de la scène actuelle de Detroit et non contente d’être une chanteuse de soul, de funk et de rhythm’n’blues à la voix particulièrement riche, Laura Rain fait montre en plus d’un talent de songwriter qui impressionne, secondée qui plus est dans sa...

Ann Arbor Observer

Motown soul

by Patrick Dunn

From the November, 2015 issue

From the moment Laura Rain and the Caesars take the stage, they give the impression of a distinctly old-fashioned kind of band. For one thing, the show begins with only the Caesars onstage and Rain nowhere in sight. The band--guitarist...

Blues Bytes What's New

Laura Rain and the Caesars hinted at things to come with their brilliant debut from last year, Closer. Gold (LRC Records) pays off on the promise. With her partner in crime, guitar monster George Friend, Laura Rain has fashioned a super-charged blues/rock/soul kinda thing. To call it impressive is an...

Key and Chords-Belgium

Laura Rain And The Caesars komen uit motorcity Detroit en zijn met ‘Gold’ aan hun derde album toe. Samen met gitarist/producer George Friend pende Laura alle 12 songs. Songs die zowel funk, rhythm & blues als soul bevatten. Laura heeft een heel aparte stem. .....

MADHOUSE TV- Interview with Tommy Maher

~SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014, 8:00-9:00PM est, JOIN TOMMY MAHER AS HE INTERVIEWS BLUES GREATS- BOBBY RUSH, COCO MONTOYA, BILLY DAVIS (TAUGHT HENDRIX), THE KINSEY REPORT, LAURA RAIN & THE JIMMY'S !! FILMED ON LOCATION @ THE BLUESFEST -WINDSOR CANADA 2014..TAKING YOU BEYOND THE VELVET ROPES INTO BACKSTAGE , TUNE IN...

LOCAL SPINS- The Big List Concert Guide (Oct. 7-12)

The buzz over ArtPrize’s finale week couldn’t overshadow stellar shows by Laura Rain & The Caesars, OK Go, Brothers Osborne and plenty more, captured in images at Local Spins.Retro modern soul, indeed. I’ve been listening to Laura Rain & The Caesars’ latest album “Closer" and I must say I...

DETROIT MUSIC AWARDS

This is good stuff....out from the unknown to being recognized. Thank you Detroit!
STOKED ALERT: Laura Rain & the Caesars are thankful to be nominated for 3 different Detroit Music Awards: Outstanding Recording, R&B Artist Group, and Blues R&B Songwriters...woohoo!!

Congrats to our brilliant keyboard/bassman Phil Hale who...

HOLLYWOOD Here We Come!

We are excited to announce our So-Cal Tour..Please come out and give us some down home support and good vibes as we roar out and unleash in L.A. !!
THURSDAY DEC. 5th- IVA LEE'S in San Clemente (with SPECIAL guest Stephen Hodges-percussion)

SATURDAY DEC. 7th- Art Martel presents Laura...

A Note From Mark...

Hi Laura,


I just wanted to mirror Jackie’s gratitude to you and George for blessing us with your performance Saturday night. Granted, the audience wasn’t large, but we are raving fans of yours and feel very lucky to see and hear you perform no matter the venue.

Last Saturday...

"Here it Now Live Radio"- Hosted by Ron Laus

Here it now Live Radio with Guest Laura Rain, Rebroadcast June 9 at 7:00pm http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hearitnowliveradio/2013/06/08/laura-rain-interview-rebroadcast
Call in to speak with the host (646) 716-7306
Hear It Now Live Radio's featured guest tonight is singer/songwriter Laura Rain with host Ron Laus.