Laura Reed & Deep Pocket Album

Laura Reed & Deep Pocket
Announce the release of their new live album and live DVD, LIVE AT TREE SOUND STUDIOS

Laura Reed & Deep Pocket
Laura Reed & Deep Pocket, one of the premier up and coming musical acts in the Southeast U.S., are proud to announce the release of their first-ever live album/DVD, Live at Tree Sound Studios. Produced by the environmentally friendly record label Tree Leaf Music (Nappy Roots, Perpetual Groove) and TreeV Productions (Usher, Jay-Z, Incubus), Live was recorded New Years Eve 2007 and March 9, 2008 at the world-renowned Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA for Pandora's Music Genome Project. The album is an exhilarating excursion through a typical LRDP show, rife with an intensity and passion that is as poignant as it is infectious. Consisting of live versions of songs released on the band's debut studio album Soul:Music, Live also features five highly anticipated unreleased songs as well as contributions from musical guests Josh Phillips (Folk Festival) and Greg Hollowell and Derrick Johnson of Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band.

Fueled by the hi-octane, soulful vocals of Laura Reed, a true frontwoman in the classic sense, reminiscent of an Amy Winehouse or Erykah Badu, and anchored by the thumping rhythm section that is Deep Pocket, Live is a genuine example of why LRDP has become one of most successful touring funk and soul bands in the nation and why audiences can't seem to get enough of the band's unique blend of rhythm and melody. As hauntingly familiar as it as fresh, LRDP's sound is an unfeigned hybrid of tradition and ingenuity, drawing on the foundations of soul and R & B made popular by early Motown records and the modern sounds of hip-hop and neo-soul. From fan favorites such as "Praise You," and the wild romp that is "Train" (guaranteed to make you leave your seat!), to the live version of the band's most recent single, "Happy," Live at Tree Sound Studios serves as solid testament to LRDP's ability to create spiritual music with a message without ever losing the dance floor party vibe so essential for an unforgettable night of fun.

Live at Tree Sound Studios also includes a DVD featuring live performances captured in the same sessions as the album, as well footage from LRDP's 2008 Soul:Music Tour. The CD/DVD release also marks the beginning of an exciting endeavor and well-suited partnership between Tree Leaf Music and Laura Reed & Deep Pocket. Currently the band is embarking on a national release tour in support of Live at Tree Sound Studios, as well as continuing work on their sophomore studio effort with producer James Chambers (Outkast). Laura Reed & Deep Pocket are also proud to announce their participation in the Green Train (2009), a concert train tour dedicated to reversing the waste and destruction of our planet as well as educating people on environmentally sustainable methods of conservation and preservation. The tour will feature musicians such as Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson and is supported by hi-profile artists such as the Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. For more information on the Green Train please visit www.greentrainglobal.org.

CD Release Shows
10/30 The Pour House Raleigh, NC (w/ Josh Phillips Folk Festival)
10/31 The Five Spot Atlanta, GA (w/ 16 Bar Hip-Hop Orchestra)
11/01 LiveWire Savannah, GA (w/ Scholars Ward)
11/06 The Lantern Blacksburg, VA (w/ Afromotive)
11/14 Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta, GA (w/ Ike Stubblefield)

http://www.laurareed.com

[Published on: 10/17/08]

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Comments

WidespreadMule3 Fri 10/17/2008 10:00AM
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WidespreadMule3

sweet news! i'm really glad this band is starting to get noticed. laura reed is an amazing singer and deep pocket really knows how to lay down some funky grooves. it's a real treat to see them live.

Chaloupka starstarstarstar Fri 10/17/2008 11:20AM
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Chaloupka

I dig.

totalot Fri 10/17/2008 11:23AM
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Mr_McDankenstein Fri 10/17/2008 12:37PM
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Mr_McDankenstein

Are we sure her name isn't Taylor Greenwood?

djdirtyshirt starstarstarstar Fri 10/17/2008 12:38PM
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djdirtyshirt

I'm with WM3 - this band has been all over the place doing what they do and its good to see them being talked about. Great band - and the Green Train looks like it could be epic.

bassheavy starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/17/2008 12:42PM
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Glad to finally see a live album/DVD!!! This article really nailed it. Saw 'em last at Bel Chere, a music fest in Asheville, in front of about 2,000 people. Best show I've seen to date. I wonder if any of that's going to be on the DVD???

soulution starstarstarstar Fri 10/17/2008 01:28PM
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Not sure about Bel Chere shows, but the "Live at Downtown After Five" show is up on Archive.org (http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=laura%20reed%20and%20deep%20pocket%20AND%20collection%3Aetree)

Good quality, solid set. Cant' wait to see DVD.

bassheavy starstarstarstarstar Fri 10/17/2008 01:51PM
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Thanks, that's actually the show I was thinking of. Had a new trumpet player.

Lightenupyourload Fri 10/17/2008 02:29PM
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Lightenupyourload

There's a little festy in South Florida I'm thinking of attending just to see them live for the first time www.opengrass.com Sounds like it will be well worth the low ticket price

Burnzido starstarstarstar Fri 10/17/2008 06:36PM
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I saw them in Charleston SC w/ Ike Stubblefield and it was BAD ASS! Cant wait to get the DVD!

ClaysTribe star Fri 10/17/2008 07:56PM
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ClaysTribe

hhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!

taylor greenwood

whata flunk!

jesposito Fri 10/17/2008 07:59PM
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jesposito

I've never heard of them before but I dig the tune that's posted. thanks for introducing me to another good band jambase!

CheesenZoe Sat 10/18/2008 11:09AM
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awesome. laura reed has been at the top of my playlist ever since i saw her and deep pocket in south florida in january of 2008

jwgregory starstarstarstarstar Sun 10/19/2008 12:18PM
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jwgregory

I played the evening happy hour at a little bar in Oxford, MS, before LRDP played that night. Met the band, helped them carry some of their stuff in, stuck around for their show... good people, good music.

Kindskatz starstarstarstarstar Sun 10/19/2008 08:54PM
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Kindskatz

this band fucking rocks, go see them...or buy this album. for real.

Matis starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/22/2008 09:52AM
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Matis

we raged a show @ owselys gold road in denver. it was way better then any of us were expecting. real glad we picked this over the egg. deep roots