Agenda

Bluesfestival Hoogeveen 17 November 2018


Release: LAWRENCE LEBO - OLD SCHOOL GIRL 2018

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LAWRENCE LEBO - OLD SCHOOL GIRL
LABEL: ON THE AIR RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 17, 2018


The title of her sixth album says it all, for L.A. based Indie Blues Artist Lawrence Lebo is truly an
“Old School Girl” and proud of it. This new album also features her prowess as a songwriter as

the seven new tracks delve into soul-blues territory that pay homage to her “Stax Records’”
influences. Lebo partnered with Rich Wenzel at Ardent Audio Productions to mix and master the
album for his familiarity of “Old School” ways of record making. Wenzel places Lebo in the center
of a pulsing rhythm section spiced with classic Hammond B3 organ, sweet lead guitar, hot blues
harp and rock-solid bass lines.
The sultry ‘You’ve Got A Secret’ opens the album with Lebo calling out the deceitful ways of a
lover who’s doing her wrong, with Larry David and Tony Mandracchia trading delicious solos on
organ and lead guitar as Lebo pours her heart out. The title track finds Lebo laying out her retro
manifesto, over a sweet swing groove and walking bass. She namechecks her heroes Etta and
B.B and throws shade on the “New School Girls,” who prefer an Uber ride over a 57 T-Bird. The
album’s lone cover of the T Bone Walker standard, ‘Stormy Monday,’ is given the full knee-deep
shag and Sunday church service treatment with thick B3 backup that spins up into a rollicking
double time for a fabulous harmonica solo from David and more hot lead guitar before Lebo
takes us home for the dramatic finale.
We head to the bayou for some Cajun jitterbug dancing on the Zydeco spiced ‘Stop Shouting
Your Business,’ with Lebo channeling the Queen of New Orleans, Irma Thomas, on the accordion
fueled second line gumbo. The Memphis soul styled ‘Give Me A Try’ is straight out of the
Soulsville catalog with a fatback beat, chicken picking lead and funky Fender bass from her
longtime partner in crime Denny Croy. Lebo then lets it rip on the full throttle Texas double
shuffle ‘Bad To The Core,’ with all of her sass and spunk front and center, declaring she is done
“being good,” while Tony wails on his Stratocaster. The classic twelve bar ‘Happy Anniversary,
Baby’ is a blues sonnet, with a lush string arrangement and emotive solos, lovingly delivered as a
tribute to a soulmate who has shared all the good times and bad, with equal devotion.
Lawrence Lebo plays the game on her own terms, an artist who has earned her street cred “Old
School Girl,” by working in the gritty clubs of Los Angeles, and by earning a degree with honors
from UCLA, to become a respected American blues & roots musician

http://www.lawrencelebo.com/listen



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Publicist: 
Betsie Brown, Blind Raccoon, betsie@blindraccoon.com, 901.268.6065
Booking:
Lawrence Lebo, lawrencelebo@lawrencelebo.com, 818.606.5326