Laurie Morvan • 7:30pm & 9:30pm • $20
After winning the Blues Foundation Award for Best Self-Produced CD at the 2010 International Blues Challenge, the Laurie Morvan Band lit up the stage in their very own half-hour TV special, which continues to air nationwide on the Big Ten Network. The band's successful coast to coast touring includes performances at festivals, city events and clubs throughout the USA and Canada, the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, and later in 2012 their first European Tour. The LMB made their first big splash on the national blues scene at the 2008 International Blues Challenge, where they were a Top 10 Finalist in the live band competition, while simultaneously their CD, Cures What AilsYa, was a Top 5 Finalist for the Best Self-Produced CD Award. They are the only band in IBC history to reach both finals at a single competition. Other accolades include twice being named the House of Blues Radio Hour "Blues Breaker" artist of the week, a B.B. King's Bluesville "Picks to Click", and winning the Blues Festival Guides' 2008 Blues Artist on the Rise Award. "Laurie is one hell of a great guitarist and if you have not had the pleasure of seeing her, put it on your must do list!" - Blues Blast Champaign Blues, Brews and BBQ, 6/28/13 Blues Rock lead guitarist Laurie Morvan ignites audiences at her live shows with her incendiary guitar playing, while Laurie's amiable personality, positive attitude and creative storytelling are infused in her songwriting style as well as her many interviews, articles and reviews.