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Soulful Roadhouse

                            New Soulful Roadhouse CD - here now!        Photo by: Devaki Knowles                                                                        

Celebrating 20 Years of 

Soulful Roadhouse Swing, Jazz & Blues!

Lulu LaFever

"Soulful Roadhouse" is on www.cdbaby.com

Award winning singer songwriter and Grammy member 

Celebrating twenty years of Soulful Roadhouse sizzling jazz, blues and swing. Lulu is an award winning songwriter and Grammy member who writes the kind of songs you cant forget...haunting, lovely, mesmerizing vocals and guitar. This cd is Lulu and her 52 Gretsch without the band. A sweet addition of Dave Captein on Stand up bass bowing the strains of love and longing on "I get lost". The song inspired by JJ Cale that Lulu heard haunting her for two days and nights...it seems like something he left unsaid. This cd is a dive into the Rabbit Hole where life gets more complex and lyrically enticing. Come into the Soulful Roadhouse...it is the place you long for deep within yourself and must be brave enough to face to grow...

REVIEWS:
"Lulu's voice glows with warmth. She sings with passion, intrigue, and joy. It's fun listening to her" Kabir Sehgal Grammy-award winning producer 2015 best latin jazz.

"Soulful, sultry, and romantic! Lulu LaFever has come out with another one of my favorites. It's all about love, love, love and I love it!" Laura Sullivan 2014 Grammy-award winning recording artist for best new age album.

"Indeed Lulu writes with heart. She openly follows its lead, and in Soulful Roadhouse, feeds us the results with her delicious, bluesy, provocative voice, accompanied by a single acoustic guitar, which knowingly accentuates her remarkable soul". Susan Mrosek, "Pondering pool"

"I continue to be in awe of your ability to transport me to new places via your words, voice, and guitar! This is a powerful
beautiful cd. Amazing, graceful, joy!! " Katherine Metcalf The conscious community

                                                                                                                        

Lulu has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Bonnie Raitt, and Cindy Lauper.  Her songwriting has the sizzle of pop jazz and the fun of juke joint swing.  Lulu's sultry blues brings it all home.  Lulu LaFever has opened for Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy and Willie Nelson.  Lulu is writing the cover songs for future generations, and most definitely has a style all her own.  Lulu also works with "at risk" youth, using music as a vehicle to drive home her belief that there is an artist light in everyone and that, that light can change the world.   As a songwriter and composer Lulu creates new boundaries in the world of music.  Lulu is a 1994 grant recipient as a singer/songwriter from the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. 

 Member of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - Grammy Member
 


WHAT'S THE BUZZ ABOUT  Lulu LaFever?  The Northwests best Swing/Jazz/blues band

"Thank you for such a fun and entertaining show!  We really enjoyed the entire group and you had everyone dancing near the stage or in their seats!" Alana Kujala, Asoria/Warrenton Crab and Wine Festival - Astoria, OR

"Lulu LaFever is amazing!  She recently performed at our end of the year barbecue, and had the place hopping.  Lulu's unique mix of blues and jazz connected with our students, staff and faculty.  We have had Lulu at the college often over the past 16 years.  Each time the students, staff and faculty fall in love with her and her music all over again. Thanks for the wonderful performance." Dave Rector, Dean of Student Life, South Puget Sound CC - Olympia, WA

"Lulu immediately brightened up the room with her carefree, loving personality.  The music she played fit well for the setting and the students really enjoyed listening and interacting.  Her unique style is something every artist strives for, but Lulu exceeds at.  It was great having her at NAU again" Genevieve Clayton - Programmer SUN entertainment - Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ...

"Lulu and her band were fabulous!  Our students were captivated by their performance and we have already been asked when we are having them back again.  Our event was completed with their music filling the air- what a treat for us!  Thank you many times over!!" Stephanie Mace - Special Events Coordinator/Campus Activities Board - South Puget Sound Community College - Olympia, WA...

"Lulu was incredible.  She was extremely easy to work with and went above and beyond in entertaining our noon time audience and was an absolute hit at our Casino Night.  Her music is original, refreshing with a uniqueness to it that all enjoyed.  She was able to connect with an audience that was very diverse.  We are anxious to have her back next year at our Welcome Back Casino Night for our students." Joel Zarr - Director College Center and Auxiliary Services - Pueblo Community College - Pueblo, CO...

"The students loved Lulu at our Valentine event. She sang love songs about all kinds of love, including about her dog and cat. We can't wait to have her back." Stacy Sanchez - University of Texas Pan American - Edinburg, TX...

"Lulu put on a great show! It was a great time to listen to a great voice sing some blues. Thanks Lulu!" Patty Swanson - Le Tourneau University - Longview, TX...

"We all enjoyed your music, and it really helped enhance the event. Lulu is a great musician, and gave us a wonderful show." Michael Chaney - Texas Wesleyan University - Fort Worth, TX...

"Thank You!! It was a pleasure having you as a part of our summer concert Series!!" Walt and Beth Houser - Bethany Vineyard - Ridgefield, WA...

"Concluding the Kent Summer Concert Series would seemingly be no easy task. However Lulu LaFever brought the presence & voice to fill Lake Meridian Park with daydream melodies of love and life. Her soulful and personal touch upon each and every song concluded the summer on a wonderful high note. It is said that her performance is often compared to such legends as Ella Fitzgerald and Bonnie Raitt, but Lulu LaFever's performance is one of a kind and one that is unlikely to be forgotten by those who attended." Justin Platts - Special Events Assistant - Kent, WA...

"We welcomed Lulu LaFever to the City of Everett's Sunday waterfront concert in August. Lulu's CD's are great, but they don't hold a candle to how delightful she is live in concert. She has a gorgeous voice and a seemingly endless stream of good, old fashioned, yet original songs. But what's more, she is also funny and charming. She tells little stories about her songs, fully engages the audience, and obviously has such a darn good time up on stage and it's contagious!" Mary Cutler, Cultural Arts Coordinator, City of Everett Washington...

"Lulu LaFever put on an excellent show and was a perfect fit for our Jazz Under the Stars program. Her energy and beautiful melodies soothed the audience as well as excited them. I definitely recommend Lulu LaFever for college campuses across the country. If you want to put on a great program, call Lulu" Neal Spradlin -Austin College - Sherman, TX...

"It was a pleasure to have Lulu LaFever play the historic Eureka Opera House once again. That smokey voice mingled with all of the old greats who haunt this place. Lulu mesmerized her admirers with blues and love seeping from every pore of her being. No matter what the song or poem Lulu moves her listeners to places they haven't been for a long time, and maybe have never been before." Wally Cuchine - Director - Eureka Opera House - Eureka, NV... 

"We couldn't have had a more wonderful night, filled with the sultry voice and melodic moods of Lulu LaFever in the Maintenance Shop. Lulu filled the Maintenance Shop venue with her songs of truth and the power of passion and love. All in attendance were dazzled by her ability to draw them into her world of past heartache and future desire. She was such a treat to have come and perform for us in our intimate venue that seemed to only ignite more passion from the crowd. One of the easiest and most pleasant artists I have had the pleasure of working with in my meager nine years of booking talent - perfect for a night of relaxed entertainment that sooths the soul and excites the heart. She has set the new standard of what I wish for when we book an artist. We will definitely be bringing her back to tell us more tales of found and unrequited love and are excited to see what she comes out with next. So if you get the chance to see her live or even just have a brief interlude, don't pass it up because opportunities like this are fleeting and you don't want to be caught wanting!" Steven D. Satterlee - Coordinator of Entertainment Programs - Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa...

"Her vocals are stunning, Lulu's warmth & energy had the crowd eating out of her hand in no time flat!" Roberta Lavadour - Pendleton Center for the Arts - Pendleton Oregon...

"Lulu has an amazing ability to bring everything to life" Leah Eaton - Saint Martin University - Lacey Washington...

"Students melt into the scene painted through the words Lulu weaves. She encourages resonance with others as she envelopes students lives in her stories, and brings moments of respite in between the numerous pages of study. Thank you for allowing us to disappear into her world for a while..." Deb Unruh - Texas Womans University - Houston Texas...

"The crowd enjoyed interacting with her and she knows how to work the room" Shelly Loomer - Johnson & Wales University - Denver Colorado...

"One word "amazing"!Lulu's inspirational words coupled with her incredible voice left the audience speechless and wanting more. What a great night for music lovers!" Courtney Goff - Desert Botanical Garden - Jazz in the Garden Series - Phoenix, AZ...

"There was an incredible amount of passion in her music, you can really tell that bringing live music and entertainment to people is her calling, and she performed fabulously for us here at Linfield College" Matt Hanson - Linfield College - Ice Auditorium - McMinnville, OR..

"Lulu knocked our socks off!" Brianne Wood - Bellevue Community College - Bellevue, WA...

"I loved how she would tell stories of how she was inspired to write her songs!" Maddie Tabuzo - Seattle University - Seattle, WA...

"Lulu is a great...great singer. I was amazed seeing her performance." Sam Sussillo - Seattle Central CC - Seattle, WA...

"Breathtaking music, truly unforgettable! Kara Hurt - Colorado State University - Ft.Collins, CO...

"Lulu's infectious personality wowed the audience and left them clamoring for more. She has her own unique style, a mix of Jazz and the Blues. What a sweet evening!" Steve Lerian - Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, WA...

"An excellent performance! Just what we needed to kick the night off into a swinging, upbeat adventure" Gail Stewart - Starlight Bowl, Burbank, CA...

"You were phenomenal as you lived up to every expectation of a performer named Lulu" Randall Moore -Pima CC, Tucson, AZ... 

"A breath of fresh air...with your Ella style vocals I thought I was back in the swing era...five stars out of five for your performance" Dave Stingly - Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA... 

"Your enthusiasm is contagious...an amazing voice and astounding experience" Tish Satre - University of Alaska SE, Juneau, AK...

Grammy Member

The Tao of Lulu...
Calling all hopeless romantics...the one thing we all have in common is that we will fall in and out of love...even with ourselves. There really is an artist's light in everyone and everyone has a story...As soon as we get over the rules of what our culture mandates we find a culture and a voice of our own. That restless feeling inside is the artist in all of us trying to emerge. Lulu thinks that the really restless people in the world including kids must have some amazing art trying to get out. Her songs are the stories of the people she has met on the road...They have changed how she looks at the world. It is not them and us...It is in fact, all of us.

"A Little Night Music"...There's a Juke joint down by the river, just off Highway 99… The jazz is sizzling…It's Friday night, and you and your baby arrive to make “A Little Night Music” of your own…


A Little Night Music”
Produced by Bernie Dresel and Lulu LaFever
Engineered by Les Brockmann
recorded at Entourage 5.1 and The Greene Room in Los Angeles, California
Bernie Dresel on drums and percussion
Carl Verheyen on guitars
Alan Steinberger on Piano
Rick Shaw on standup bass
Lulu LaFever delivering steamy vocals

When Bernie Dresel took on the task of masterminding this CD his vision took Lulu’s desire for a sultry, old school jazz CD to the moon and back. There was a whole lot of grinning going on as the tracks were recorded. Every one of the musicians took on the role of mastering the art of romance. Lulu’s original music came alive and as Bernie put it she sang her ass off… The posse rounded up by Bernie are masters in every way. Les Brockmann’s engineering got it all just right. The result…a lovefest…a magnificent bacon sizzling, hip grinding, down by the river juke joint jazz feel… In the mood? Get this CD!
available at www.lululafever.com and www.cdbaby.com which includes digital downloads.


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