Rock & Roll Knocks Out LA! Pride Courtesy Of Lauren Ruth Ward Review + Photos: Lauren Ruth Ward @ LA! Pride 6/9/18
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… In all of the years I’ve attended LA! Pride, I’ve always been a bit surprised that music form the rock genre was never represented. In fact, a majority of the LGBTQ friends that I have are in some way involved rock/punk/goth community. That all changed this year, and by one of my friends no less.
Lauren Ruth Ward’s stock has been steadily on the rise since I first saw her perform about a year ago at The Roxy. Now, she’s a featured performance on the main stage of sold out music festival. I couldn’t have been more proud of her.
It was, like all of her performances, a fierce one. Dressed in rainbow attire, with matching rainbow hair, she growled, snarled, danced and wailed her way into the hearts of all of those who were seeing her perform for the first time. She exuded an energy and confidence that literally overflowed off the stage, and as she sang with her powerhouse voice, reaching out into the audience to touch the hands of those were in awe of her mystique, I could see her earning the trust of new fans in real-time. Her rocking performance even wowed the main stage’s MC, Billy Francesca.
As she was about to walk off stage, Billy called her back out for some shine. He effused how impressed he was with her performance in front of thousands of fans, drawing a comparison to the great Janis Joplin.
Whoever said, “Rock & roll is dead,” doesn’t know shit. They just haven’t seen or heard Lauren Ruth Ward perform. I hope that LA! Pride seeks out more artists from the rock genre going forward …”