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Laura Cheadle


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Bluesy, soulful pop

Status:

Most recent release, I'll Have a Blues Christmas (seasonal, 2015); most recent release of non-seasonal material, Where the Blues Hangs Out (2014)

See also:

Laura Cheadle's site

CD Baby's Laura Cheadle page

Comparisons:

Sheryl Crow, Sara Bareilles

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Laura Cheadle plays funky, bluesy, soulful pop and sings deeply, richly, evocatively, backed by skilled musicians, most of whom seem to be part of her (obviously very musical) family. She can rock out and sing soulful ballads—all have a funky, bluesy, soulful flavour. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Falling In is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Maybe One Day (2003)
  • Falling In (2006)
  • Christmas Album (seasonal, c. 2006)
  • Change (It's Alright) (2010)
  • Living On (live, 2010)
  • Bruised & Soothed (2014)
  • Where the Blues Hangs Out (2014)
  • I'll Have a Blues Christmas (seasonal, 2015)

Falling In

Release info:

2006

Availability:

See Laura Cheadle's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Laura Cheadle—vocals, guitar

Guest artists:

James S. Cheadle—keyboards
Jimmy Lee Cheadle—lead guitar
Nick Cheadle—keyboards
Ben Smith—drums, percussion

Comments:

This album has a nice range, from funky love songs to bluesy rocking tunes. Stand-out tracks for me are the love song, "Perfect Design," the funky, soulful "Midst of Your Mystery," and especially the hidden, acoustic track, "Surrounded," which is just her and her guitar. This album is recommended for all fans of soulful, bluesy pop. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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