The Underground Experience Presents “The Power Of Black Music Sessions” Series # 2

The Underground Experience Presents “The Power Of Black Music Sessions” Series # 2


An Evening With Eloise Laws & Family & Friends! 



January 16th, I had the pleasure of being invited to an incredible performance for  “I Fall So Deep” Single & “Favorites” EP Release Celebration for Award Winning Performer/Artist Ms. Eloise Laws @ Catalina Jazz Club!


The evening was hosted by Actress Beverly Todd & Judge Joe Brown.

Special Guests Interviews: Eloise Laws, Debra Laws, Hubert Laws & Ms. Freda Payne!




The incomparable world-renown, award-winning vocalist and Broadway actress Eloise Laws reveals her New CD, Secrets, and she delivers her unique style and versatility straight from the heart.



Ms. Laws’ distinctive vocal expressions can be heard on several classic Capital, Liberty and ABC recordings, produced by such luminaries as Ronnie Laws, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Linda Creed and Andre Fisher (Secrets). Never one to rest on her laurels, Ms. Laws continues to perform at music festivals, including, the Playboy Jazz Festival, the Long Beach Jazz Festival, among many others. She has won the prestigious Cherry Blossom Award from the Tokyo Music Festival and headlined the 94.7 The Wave Presents Jazz By The Bay at the Queen Mary series to record-breaking, sold-out audiences.



Most recently, Ms. Laws performed with Laws Family–consisting of herself and sister Debra Laws on vocals, with brother Ronnie Laws and his son, Jaman Laws on saxophones—headlining at The Cotton Club, Japan, the star-studded Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage Cruise, 2007 On Board Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas” and the prestigious Atlanta Jazz Festival.



Ms. Laws is an original lead cast member and co-writer of the highly successful Tony-nominated play It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, which had its world premiere at the Denver Center Theatre Company.  Opening on Broadway with great bravado at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, it garnered four Tony nominations, and Ms. Laws received a Drama Desk Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.  She also received a coveted Helen Hayes Nomination for her performance at the Kennedy Center, and she continues to receive critical acclaim performing with The Blues cross-country.



Her other theatre roles underscore her exceptional versatility.  They include Bloody Mary in South PacificMadame Tango in House of Flowers, multiple roles in Candide, and, most recently, as Weizero Channa in The Met’s premiere production of The Return, among others. When she recently performed at the Denver Center Theatre Company’s world premiere production of Nat King Cole: A Musical Healing, a Denver Post reviewer described Ms. Laws as:A rare and ethereal presence . . . possessed of a voice that could move chimes on a windless night.”



Ms. Laws also stars in the film Bet Runner (directed by Vincent Spano), which screened under the Star Power Program of the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. 



Whenever she performs in concert or theatre, film and televisionEloise Laws not only successfully commands her audience, she mesmerizes them.


With her current EP Favorites she reaffirms her legendary status with an exemplary follow-up to Secrets and The Key (Scepterstein Records).  Ms. Laws feels Favorites represents the many aspects of love that we all experience and struggle to fight through.



Currently, she performs internationally in concert tours as both a solo artist and as an integral part of the legendary “Laws Family,” where outstanding musicians always accompany her.







Air Date: Monday 2/4/13  on KLED Live FM (91.1FM)  @ 9AM & 9PM (PST) 



Broadcast # 158B



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Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!


The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).