THE BLUES IS IN MY WAY
Recorded in “The Bus” in Malibu, CA with Rick
Dufay and Fred Hostetler at the helm, this eight song collection was mixed by Niko Bolas and features Karen Lawrence’s writing and vocals. The arrangements are tight and the sound immediate. The same songs appear on ”BLUE TO THE BONE” but with some embellished arrangements and a more produced sound.
Shop Talk- The Bus (The making of The Blues Is In My Way)
BLUE TO THE BONE
Produced by Jack Douglas, Rick Dufay and Fred Hostetler, this critically acclaimed CD was featured as a “Bluesbreaker” on Dan Akroyd’s House of Blues Radio Hour. Flaunting Rick Dufay’s explosive guitar work and Karen Lawrence at her “soul stirring” best this fourteen song CD is Blue By Nature’s “calling card”.
(also available at - www.cdbaby.com/cd/bluebynature1)
LIVE AT THE LAKE (Double CD)
Recorded at Lake Alice Trading Company in Riverside, CA. Producer Jack Douglas of Aerosmith and John Lennon fame, flew out to oversee the recording and production. All songs are written by Karen Lawrence with occasional help from Fred Hostetler. Featured on the House of Blues Live internet show and listed as a “must have" CD by several reviewers, this expertly recorded work is a great snapshot of BBN’s powerful live performances.
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Produced by Fred Hostetler and Karen Lawrence, Hard Daze features Blue By Nature in a more intimate blues setting. Lawrence delivers great vocal performances again on songs mainly self penned. Hostetler and Lawrence add roots based acoustic guitars, bassist Andrew Stewart and drummer Dan Potruch lock down the bottom, while Brad Ayers adds clean and biting electric guitar riffs. Guest artists, Joe Peluso, harmonica, and Jamie Browning, lead guitar on Travelin’ Blues, help set the tone on this stirring yet straightforward bluesy CD.
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LIVE AT THE GALAXY THEATER - specify DVD or Video
Original band members; Karen Lawrence, vocals and acoustic guitar, Fred Hostetler, rhythm guitar, Dan Potruch, drums, join forces with Tommy Moody, lead guitar, and Phillip Meyers, bass, on this video
taped performance staged at the Galaxy Theater, Anaheim, CA. The four tracks include; Cadillac Blues (Blue to the Bone), Fun and Games (Live at the Lake), Travelin’ Blues (Hard Daze), and It’s All About You (previously unreleased).
1994: (Originally released on A&M Records - 1978)
Karen Lawrence is the bands lead vocalist on this timeless debut album produced by Jack Douglas. Brilliantly reissued and remastered on CD by Rock Candy Records, UK - 2006, the new packaging includes a 16 page color booklet containing sleevenotes written by Paul Suter, never before seen photos and four live bonus tracks. (For hard core Karen Lawrence fans only)
Blues Is In My Way
Blue to the Bone
Live at the Galaxy...
Live at the Lake
Live at the Lake-Edited
Autographed upon request!
To order by mail:
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HOSTEL RECORDS/Blue By Nature #450,
1147 E. Broadway,
GLENDALE, CA 91205
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