Lauren Ruth Ward Makes Herself At Home

Something beautiful can happen when you plant yourself in fertile ground and tap into – as well as become – a natural resource in your environment. The best of that beautiful, on an artistic front, manifests itself when you allow yourself to learn, grow and thrive and others to do the same. At her recent sold-out show at the Troubadour […]

Lauren Ruth Ward (The Echoplex)

The Echoplex | Los Angeles, CA | January 29, 2018 | Words & Photos: ZB Images |   We can only hope that the rest of 2018 is as magical as Monday nights have been at the Echo and – because of high demand – the Echoplex. I think everyone who experiences her show would agree that Lauren Ruth Ward […]

Lauren Ruth Ward (Bootleg Theater)

Bootleg Theater | Los Angeles, CA | September 29, 2017 | Photo Credit: Emery Becker | Depending upon what time you entered Bootleg Theater, the room’s temperature was either temperate and comfortable or “I hope I put on enough deodorant”-hot because by the time Lauren Ruth Ward and her band of excellent were setting up and plugging in their gear, this […]

In Her Words: Lauren Ruth Ward

There’s something about the spritely Baltimore being formally known as Lauren Ruth Ward. Something. Ethereal yet earthy. Agitated but grounded. Internally vulnerable yet fierce. Talk to her: her words bounce in multiple directions, yet are thoughtful coupled with the art of looking you directly in the eye. It’s almost unsettling, so much direct indirect contact, but there seems to be […]

Music Family Takes Over The Moroccan Lounge For Wolf Bay’s Single Release Party

Moroccan Lounge | Los Angeles, CA | July 29, 2018 | Photos: Chris Camargo | It was a single release party and a fundraiser but – possibly of the greatest importance – it was also a gathering more familial than not. On Sunday night Los Angeles and the Moroccan Lounge welcomed music industry veteran Dean Passarella’s new artist incarnation, Wolf Bay (whose […]

YIP YOPS Bring Their Hot July Echo Residency To A Cool End

The Echoplex | Los Angeles, CA | July 30, 2018 | Photos: ZB Images |   The notoriously hot month of July came to a close as the Los Angeles quartet YIP YOPS played the final show of their monthlong residency at the Echo in the dark cool of the Echoplex and it felt appropriate. While Ison (vox/guitar), Ross (drums), Jacob (bass), […]

Vista Kicks (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 14, 2018 | Photos: Emery Becker | Does it get any any more romantic than Derek Thomas (vox), Sam Plecker (guitar/vox), Trevor Sutton (bass), and Nolan Le Vine (drums) all decked out in their suavest red and black finery and luscious locks spreading their funkified, pop/glam-laced rock n roll love to the sold-out […]