Last Thursday Nelson-based vocalist Laura Landsberg and her 5-piece band performed at the Bonnington Arts Centre, courtesy of Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, and the Arrow Lakes Arts Council.
Along with her band, Laura performed some jazzy, soulful takes on rock classics, tinged with a pinch of country for good measure. The audience swayed with Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic”, Credence Clearwater Revivals’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain”, and Prince’s “Purple Rain”, among other popular tunes.
Some of the musical offerings came off her new album released earlier this year and entitled “A Simple Twist”, which is available for purchase on her website, in case you missed the concert.
Joining Laura on this tour, is her husband and guitar player Paul Landsberg. Rounding out the troupe were Rob Fahie on bass, Tony Ferraro on drums, and special guest Ben Beveridge on violin, mandolin, and slide guitar.
“There’s nothing better than touring with a band of respected musicians with an album that people will easily find a connection to,” said Landsberg. “I had such a wonderful time recording these incredible songs in a new way.”
Landsberg generously donated a pair of her CDs, which will be auctioned off at a future arts council event, so some lucky winner will be able to enjoy those in the future. For more information go to www.lauralandsberg.com.