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Lara Price, her Musical Journey Started At The Young Age Of 6, Taking Piano Lessons With Legendary 80'S Music Innovator Howard Jones. At 12 She Was Singing Solo 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 JJs Blues, And Was Featured In An Inspiring Article About Blues Jams In The September 2000 Issue Of The Blues Revue.

Lara Price, who fronts the Lara Price blues bandLara Fell In Love With The Blues Without Expecting To; "I Didn't Find The Blues, The Blues Found Me".

She Has Come A Long Way In A Short Time, Earning Loyal Fans Worldwide. The Journey Of Lara's Blues Band (The Lara Price Band) Includes 4 Great CD's, A Tour Across The U.S.A. And China, And Many Performances At World Renowned Festivals Such As The Monterey Blues Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival And Greater Ozarks Blues Festival.

Lara And Her Band Have Shared The Bill With Headliners Etta James, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Leon Russell And Many More. Lara Also Lent Her Talent To Sing Back-Up With Triple Seven At The Fillmore In San Francisco, Opening Up For The Pop Band Smashmouth.

Lara Fronts And Leads Several Musical Projects: Lara Unplugged, An Acoustic Duo; Velvet Plum, A Popular Bay Area Cover Band That Includes Talent From San Jose's Finest Musicians; The Lara Price Band, A Soulful Rockin' Blues Band, And Lara Price & Yesterday's Band A Wonderful Mix Of Jazz, Blues And R&B.

Lara Makes Her Reputation Based On Hard Work, Great Players And Great Music.
As Of Late Lara Looks Forward To Recording A 5th CD With Guitar Great, Mighty Mike Schermer.

Shes An All American Singer With A Sultry Stage Presence And A Voice That Demands You're 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.

"Its All About The Love Of Music And Letting The Crowd Share In My Passion."