IndiePulse Reviews: Karen Lawrence: Best of Live
Legendary Blues Infused Rock Band Blue By Nature, lead by vocalist Karen Lawrence and the iconic Guitarist Rick Dufay, have released a new Live compilation, ‘Best of Live’.
Karen Lawrence and Blue By Nature takes their most popular songs from their ‘Live at the Lake’ album and distills them into a cohesive, dynamic, and revitalized blues listening experience.and their albums were produced by famed producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, John Lennon, Styx). Blues-rock at its best -Los Angeles Times Said “Karen Lawrence sings up a storm…potent isn’t a strong enough adjective to describe her intensity”
This eight song collection Ms. Lawrence’s stunning and dynamic vocals come to the forefront as her well crafted songs reveal a story common to many women living in ‘a man’s world’. This is expressed in the simple lyric she sings to guitarist Rick Dufay in the song ‘You Got Me Workin’:
“You call that workin’, you don’t know what workin’ is.
Tryin’ to get a man to treat you right is a job that never ends…you got me workin”.
Lawrence herself has consistently overwhelmed critics and fans with her passion and unabashed honesty as she takes them on an emotional roller coaster ride with every song.
Favorite tracks on this live performance masterpiece, Fun and Games, I Had It All Wrong, You Got a Way About You, I’ll Get Along Alright, You’ve Got Me Workin’ and It’s All About You. every track is wonderfully performed and brings an amazing Live Blues performance into your home and into your heart.
A music performer since the age of 9, she fronted her first band, a blues outfit, at the age of 13. Lawrence’s distinctive and emotive vocal style put her on international critics “Best Female Singer” lists. Over the years she has shared the stage with Coco Taylor, Buddy Guy, been praised for her great voice by John Lee Hooker, and Marie Dixon of the Blues Heaven Foundation and that is to name only a few.
For ‘Best of Live’, Fred Hostetler picked and edited the songs and then re-mastered the tracks with Robbie Cribbs. The tracks focus on the great singing and writing of Ms. Lawrence, the tightness of a seasoned live band, and are kept a length which lends themselves best to radio and internet streaming listeners.
The previous double album ‘Live at the Lake’ was recorded live with the original band at its peak in 1997 by legendary producer Jack Douglas. It was well received by many blues and rockin’ blues outlets, ‘Best of Live’ overcomes all obstacles of live performance in this re-mastered and edited selection overseen by rhythm guitarist and co-writer Fred Hostetler.
Karen Lawrence: Best of Live is available now via CDBaby
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