Aerosol scientists suggest that singing is an activity associated with an increased risk of audience exposure to the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In order to minimize that risk, the singers in shows presented at Blue Strawberry starting this August will all perform from as far upstage as possible. Our stage is 10 feet deep, and they will perform at the very back of the stage next to the wall. Supporting musicians will all be masked. We will also pull back our front row of seats 4 feet from the lip of the stage. This will create at least 12 feet of space between the singer and the front row of audience members. We have also reduced our inside capacity from 100 to fewer than half that number.
Take a journey through decades of chart topping music as Laka shares a wide variety of her musical influences. Songs will range from "nice and easy", inspired by artists such as Billie Holiday to "nice and rough", like the powerhouse that is Tina Turner. Experience the glamour of Old Hollywood intertwined with the soul the 60's birthed! This will be a show to remember!
Laka, pronounce "Lay-ka", is a soul singer based in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up singing in church. Her musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, James Brown, Etta James, Otis Redding, and Bill Withers. Drawn to soul, blues, and jazz genres, Laka also loves to get a crowd moving to pop tunes.