Karen Lawrence, a well known and loved Blues artist, noted for her stunning performances with Blues Ny Nature and her solo endeavors has released a new video for her rendition of “Prisoner” . the track which is the Love Theme From Eyes Of Laura Mars is a somber toned and romantic composition which Karen masters without reservation or difficulty.
In commentary, Karen stated “The song Prisoner had not been on my short list of tunes to play for a good many years. One reason is because I associate it with more than a few heartbreaks, namely, an unfinished, unreleased album from my first recording band, LA Jets. Recording our second album at the legendary Bearsville Studios in upstate New York and flying to the west coast to perform on Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert were part of the heady good times. But the record company wasn’t amused so our project was shelved and so were we. Happily, the song was later picked up and performed by Barbra Streisand as the theme song for the movie Eyes of Laura Mars! Recently, Joe Bonammassa’s strong and bluesy interpretation inspired me to learn it again on guitar.
My Staying-At-Home effort came about while I was running in the only park open in the area these days. I was just ruminating about how this was my only outside activity when the ironic song title popped into my head. As soon as I got home I made a bee line for the music room and re-learned it on piano.
I really enjoyed playing and singing it after all these years. It feels good again and I hope you enjoy it too!”
Based in Los Angeles, Karen Lawrence and Blue By Nature emerged from the area’s thriving and highly competitive Blues/R&B music scene to become one of the top bands in Southern California. Renowned for their high-energy live shows and stellar original material, Blue By Nature toured extensively throughout the USA winning themselves a solid core of faithful followers that is still growing, thanks in part, to the release of their three excellent CDs available through CD Baby and iTunes, along with several videos on YouTube.
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