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Thursday, March 13 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
LZ Love

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LZ Love Biography Vocalist and songwriter; Born in Chicago, back to Louisiana at age 3, then raised in Berkeley California. As so many great American singers have, LZ began singing gospel in a southern church…at age five. Having sung and toured with a long list of icons including Mary Wells, Joan Armatrading, Billy Preston (the 5th Beatle), Parliament Funkadelic, Luther Vandross and Stephen Marley, her credentials are impressive. A favorite of Tommy Castro and Michael Franti, her voice appears on their releases, as does theirs on her CD. LZ Love’s s solo career began in 1995 when her song Lift Me Up reached number two on the European dance charts. When residing in London, LZ’s dance-music career was interrupted by the severe illness of her mother. After caring for her dying mother in California, her career took yet another path. In 2001 she co-wrote ‘ONE’, her first album, and the song Been Lonely became a favorite on the San Francisco scene and was released on ‘San Francisco Bay’s Best Blues’ by Epitaph Records. In addition to singing in the Broadway production of ‘The Lion King’ in San Francisco, 2003 saw the release of the acclaimed CD ‘Standing Wide-Legged & Proud’. Relocating to Austin, Texas (The Music Capital of the World) in 2004, with her song-writing partner and their lead guitarist, LZ continues to release dance-singles in Europe, albums in the US, and lend her amazing vocal abilities to other projects. In 2006, she released her debut solo album, 'My Higher Ground', featuring her incomparable songwriting and vocal talents. 2006 saw her adding supporting vocals on a Michael Franti Spearhead CD and Lightning Red’s first acoustic release. LZ and Lightning Red's duo recording, 'Gut Bucket Blues' in 2007 has led to label interest and future tours. 2007 was a banner year for LZ. LZ took her band on several short tours, receiving accolades from Clubs, Blues Festivals and Blues magazines. She sang the Star Spangled Banner for the San Antonio Spurs NBA Playoff Game on May 2. LZ also recorded with Calvin Russell on his latest CD, 'Unrepentant', adding backing vocals on 2 songs. The City of Austin declared November 29th as LZ Love day and presented her with a proclamation. Her song, 'My Higher Ground' has been selected to appear on the Austin Convention & Visitor's Bureau's compilation CD Volume 7, as well. She has been busy writing several new songs for release in the New Year as well. Since establishing herself in Texas with considerable press and memorable performances fronting her band in concert, opportunities are developing in Los Angeles and Europe, where she plans to spend some time in 2008. LZ Love is poised for great things. Her focus is clear and the future is bright. LZ Love Discography: 2007: Unrepentant - backing vocals on Calvin Russell's latest CD 2007: Gut Bucket Blues - Acoustic Blues CD with LZ Love & Lightning Red 2007: Yell Fire! (CD by Michael Franti & Spearhead) guest vocalist: LZ Love 2006: My Higher Ground; Debut Solo CD with guest artists: Michael Franti, Tommy Castro (MA Records) 2005: Anytime – dance single; (Swing City, UK) 2005: Singing Gospel In Austin; guest artists: Lightning Red, Charlie Prichard 2003: Standing Wide-Legged And Proud; guest artist: Irina Mikhailova 2003: Everyone Deserves Music (Michael Franti & Spearhead) with guest vocalist: LZ Love 2002: San Francisco Bay’s Best Blues; Epitaph Records (compilation CD) with the song Been Lonely (artists include Angela Strehli, Chris Cain. 2001: ONE - guest artist: Tommy Castro 1998: It’s Your Love – dance single (Phuture Trax, UK) 1996: See The Light – #3 dance single (Slip n’ Slide, UK – with Derrick Carter) 1995: In The Middle – dance single (Freshly Squeezed, UK) 1995: Lift Me Up – #2 dance single (Freshly Squeezed, UK) 1995: Exotic Erotic Ball Theme Song – Theme Song for the Gala Weekend Ball.

Thursday March 13, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Opal Divine's Freehouse 700 W 6th St

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