The lovely, gifted Lola Kristine is coming on strong, and Blue Strawberry is the right showcase for her and her terrific band, The Ryan Marquez Trio. She touches her audience with both the beauty of her voice and the power of her elegant phrasing. She is intensely respectful of the lyric.
Her newest song, and the title of show, Lean Into The Unknown, will have just dropped, and this will be her first live, public performance of it.
Ryan Marquez, piano Theo Harden, bass Tim Moore, drums
A singer, pianist and songwriter, Lola is now based in Los Angeles, after relocating from St. Louis. She has taken her original music across the country, touring with noted musicians such as Premik Russell Tubbs (Santana, Sting, James Taylor), Jeff Haynes (Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock) and bass virtuoso Michael Manring. She was a Top Ten Finalist in the Wildflower! Songwriting Competition. She was chosen as “Artist of the Week” in Coming Up Magazine in May 2017.
"Seldom do you come across a young woman with a voice mature enough to sing jazz and blues like the greats. Lola ... is a rare gem." -Erica Mueller (Wildflower Music Festival)