Nelson-based vocalist Laura Landsberg is spreading her latest offering of wonderfully reinvented classics across the Kootenay this spring.
Landsberg released A Simple Twist earlier this year and has been looking forward to bringing her take on classics from Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin and more on the road.
Take one part rock ‘n’ roll, one part jazz, and one part country, shake it up with a gorgeous and dynamic voice and that’s what the Revelstoke audience will enjoy on Friday, April 29 at the Revelstoke Jazz Club.
“There’s nothing better than touring with a band of respected musicians with an album that people will easily find a connection to,” Landsberg said. “I had such a wonderful time recording these incredible songs in a new way. I can’t wait to perform them in front of a live audience.”
Banjo virtuoso and director of the Nimble Fingers Music Festival Craig Korth describes Landsberg as a rare vocalist who can cross almost any genre with a range of expression and emotion.
“She uses her musical curiosity to combine elements of jazz, country and even some rock to deliver a song in a way that’s all her own,” he said. “The recording is a beautiful mix of stellar musicianship, great song choices and Laura’s fantastic delivery. She is simply a joy to listen to.”
Helping bring A Simple Twist to life on this leg of the tour will be Paul Landsberg (guitar), Rob Fahie (bass), and Tony Ferraro (drums), and special Guest Ben Beveridge on (violin, mandolin, and slide guitar).
“Getting to play with these talented musicians is a gift,” Landsberg said. “It’s going to be a treat to play live with such a great group.”
Landsberg leads a busy life as a mother to six children, a Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology instructor, and a jazz singer. She has been performing her unique blend of jazz, blues, and gospel music throughout North America for more than 35 years.
As well as leading her own groups, she has performed with Chucho Valdez, The Brubeck Brothers, Neil Swainson, Hugh Fraser and VEJI, and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra.
The “A Simple Twist” tour is supported by Columbia Basin Trust and the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.
Landsberg plays at The Regent Inn’s Selkirk Room from 7:30 p.m. on Friday April 29. Entry by donation.