Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

 

Event Date: June 19, 2015

 

Rhythm on the River: 16th Annual Summer Music Series In Pomeroy, OH

 

Ireland’s LonesomeHighway.com says, “What do you get when the sound of Detroit is mixed with some old fashioned blues and driven by a funky back beat?” “Answer: Laura Rain!”

 

Laura Rain and the Caesars

 

Pomeroy, Ohio, June 1, 2015 - The 16th Annual Rhythm on the River Summer Music Series begins on Friday, June 19th at 8pm at the Riverside Amphitheater (101 Main Street) in historic, downtown Pomeroy, Ohio. The Rhythm on the River series runs five consecutive Fridays, through July 17th, and culminates with the Big Bend Blues Bash on July 24th-25th. Admission is free.
 
Rhythm on the River kicks off in high gear this year with the retro-modern Detroit Soul of Laura Rain and the Caesars.  Laura Rain and the Caesars are reclaiming the storied Detroit soul music legacy from the ravages of time, neglect, and electronic dance music.

 

The Caesars are veterans of the Motor City’s R&B, jazz, rock, and blues scenes. For more than a decade, the classically trained Laura Rain has been singing in Detroit and Los Angeles with an absolute freedom of expression, permitted by her wondrous voice, an instrument of infinite shadings in timbre that avails itself to effortless glides between registers. Often compared to Aretha Franklin, Rains’s fire, feeling, and expressiveness are all her own. Producer, co-writer, and guitarist George Friend, another Detroiter returned home from L.A., has made his mark in multiple genres–rockabilly (Robert Gordon), R&B  (The Sun Messengers), and blues (Janiva Magness) - and released a hip solo album of West Coast blues, Looka Here!, in 2004. Phil Hale has played keyboards for everyone from Martha Reeves to George Clinton, Stanley Jordan, Bettye LaVette, and James Carter. Drummer Ron Pangborn, an original member of Was (Not Was), lays down beats that are
perfectly fitted to the Caesars' retro-modern soul and blues.     

 

Full Event Information: www.pomeroyblues.org/2015/04/29/outdoor-summer-music-series-coming

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: Jackie Welker

Email: jackie@courtstreetgrill.com

Phone: 877-MEIGS-CO

 

Pomeroy Blues & Jazz Society

112 Court Street, Pomeroy, Ohio, 45769

Web: www.pomeroyblues.org

 

 

CALENDAR LISTING:

Event Name: Rhythm on the River

Event Date: June 19, 2015

Event Location: Riverside Amphitheater, 101 Main Street, Pomeroy, OH

Admission: Free

Web: www.pomeroyblues.org/2015/04/29/outdoor-summer-music-series-coming

Contact: Jackie Welker, jackie@courtstreetgrill.com, 877-MEIGS-CO

Description: The 16th Annual Rhythm on the River Summer Music Series begins on Friday, June 19th at 8pm at the Riverside Amphitheater (101 Main Street) in historic, downtown Pomeroy, Ohio.  The Rhythm on the River series runs five consecutive Fridays, thru July 17th, and culminates with the Big Bend Blues Bash on July 24th-25th.

 

 


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