Lauren Ruth Ward Is Here For You, Los Angeles

If there is one Los Angeles-based artist whom the LA music community has taken a profoundly healthy shine to (if not downright fallen in love with), it’s Lauren Ruth Ward. In the three short years since officially settling down in this City of Angels, the sheer force of her natures – musical, professional, social, personal – have shaped the Baltimore, […]

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 On World Off: Rad Masters

Welcome to the first Music Monday of 2019, lovelies! What’s good? Well, since you asked… Let’s get into a shiny, new and updated MUSIC ON, WORLD OFF Spotify playlist because I’m unsure who’s brainiac idea it’s been to get all remix-y on Bob Dylan of late, but the latest incarnation is the “Masters of War – SherGun Remix” and damned if […]

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 […]