A tough, hard-working AMerican city is reinventing itself as a vibrant incubator of ideas and creation. Back from decades of neglect, Detroit has returned to the forefront on the world stage. Adventurers, investors, artists, and young entrepreneurs are flocking to the Motor City, bringing with them energy, creativity, and innovation. The city and its people are inspired again.
Laura Rain is a product of that environment, a hard driving soul singer who uses the power and finesse of her own voice to inspire and electrify your spirit. Born and raised in Detroit, where her father engineered conveyer systems for the auto plants, she delivers her original music with fearless emotion and excitement. Along with her blend of contemporary funky soul, blues, and R&B worthy of Detroit's rich history of musical innovators.
It is the Motor City where Areatha Franklin, Parliament-Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, and Marving Gaye all lived and created. A town where singers are continually influencing and defining the world around themselves. Laura Rain creates her own environment of expression through her music. Having released four albums of all original music since 2013, the band blends their favorite elements of funky '60s organ jazz, lowdown blues, dance music, old-school R&B, and soul. Laura and producer-songwriter George Friend have created a unique style, winning a prestigious Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Blues Songwriters" and touring the US, Canada, and Europe. Laura Rain's voice soars as she weaves her own path through a classic, but thoroughly modern, funky sound, reimagining the R&B gospel, blues, and soul that the city made famous.
In 2020, Laura Rain is poised to release a large collection of new music (written over the last two years) and rebuild, renew, and reinvent herself once again.
Detroit has returned: strong, creative, inspiring, and always funky.
This is a General Admission seated show held in the theater of CSPS Hall. Doors will open one hour before showtime.
$25 Advance | $30 Door
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Thursday - Sunday
12:00 - 6:00PM
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