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A Little Goes A Long Way…
Price was born in the war torn country of Vietnam in 1975. Abandoned at birth Price became a part of the controversial Operation Baby Lift, the mass evacuation of orphans from South Vietnam to the United States. Her journey out of Vietnam to her new home was nothing short of a miracle, as 90 percent of the orphaned babies did not survive. Lara Price is a survivor.
Price discovered the power of music at the young age of 6, when she started taking piano lessons with Legendary 80's music innovator Howard Jones. At 12 she discovered her singing voice. She continued her vocal studies and went on to train operatically with Dr. Lynn Berg at Boise State University. She arrived in the Bay Area in 1997 in search of her dream of singing in a band. By 1998 she began running her own blues jam at JJ’s Blues, and was featured in an inspiring article about blues jams in the September 2000 issue of the Blues Revue.
Like many full time musicians, Lara fronts and leads several musical projects: Lara Unplugged, an acoustic duo; Velvet Plum, a popular top 40’s party band, Militia of Love, a Cali-Reggae band; The Lara Price Band, a rootsy rockin’ blues band and the Lara Price Blues Revue a fantastic 10 piece R&B show band. As of late, Lara has been promoting her newest project, Girls Got the Blues. This is an all-star cast of female talent that have come together to make musical magic! She’s an All American singer with a sultry stage presence and a voice that demands your attention- smoky, lonely, sexy, and powerful. It’s no wonder her music transcends the blues and crosses a line into music that is unequivocally superb.
Price is a ubiquitous fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, packing clubs and filling dance floors for over a decade. But her most ardent fans know that while she may be playing in a blues club one night, on another it could be a venue for jazz, rock, soul or gospel.
Her past albums have clung tightly to the blues scene, for which she is best known. But her 5th CD,“Everything” is a labor of love, on which she gets to strut her stuff and show off her roots in the eclectic styles of music she grew up with. While most major labels force artists to stick to only one type of music, to help market their discs, “Everything” gives fans a spin down the radio dial letting them sample a variety of styles played by California’s top musicians.
This is her gift to those music lovers who like to spin the dial and hear a bit of everything.