ION INDIE MAGAZINE September 2014, Volume 4 - Page 30

Music by LAURA CHEADLE “Rock Me Baby” Twelve Bars Stars By J.B. Bridges Although ION Indie Magazine receives thousands of artist submissions each month for consideration, the vast majority of them are in the Metal and Rock genre. Not that we don't feature other type of artists--they just don't seem to be as plentiful in their submissions. Partnering with ReverbNation has opened a wonderful door of opportunity for other artists and genres, and this month’s selection for “Twelve Bars Stars” comes from that source. Of the several thousand submissions this month from ReverbNation, I am proud to feature THE LAURA CHEADLE FAMILY BLUES BAND. They are the best of the best, and as would luck would have it for Blues fans, are an exceptional example of a Blues band. Family is included in the title because it is a family band. JAMES “PAPA” CHEADLE, the patriarch of the family, has played and recorded with familiar names like DJ JAZZY JEFF, DONE CORNELL, THE FOUR ACES, GROVER WASHINGTON JR., THE SOUL SURVIVORS, JACO PASTORIUS and PETER ERSKINE—to name a few.