She Rocks Showcase
While on assignment to cover the NAMM Show in Nashville for Back Stage Indie Report, I had the fortunate opportunity to see (and hear) a showcase with some amazing women performers. The event was put on by The Women’s International Music Network, featuring women songwriters and performers, and was held at The Listening Room Cafe, a short walk from my hotel.
The She Rocks Showcases are a part of the WiMN’s ongoing efforts to create opportunities and a platform for women in music. They give a chance to as many female artists as possible across the country from every style and age to display their talent in front of music industry experts, influencers, media representatives. If you get an opportunity to see one of WiMS’s events, I would encourage you to go see the great artists they support.
Laura Clapp grew up in New England. She’s brash, she’s honest, and she’s happy to be here. Put these things together and you get an artist not afraid to tell it like it is who thrives on love, excitement and a passion for life. After moving to Nashville as a Berklee College of Music graduate, Laura quickly befriended some of Music City’s best and it wasn’t long before she was singing for a living. This led to countless demo sessions, an incredible journey as backing vocalist for 80’s synth legend Howard Jones and the opportunity to share her love of music gear as a product specialist for several music equipment manufacturers. Most recently, Laura joined the BOSS/Roland team as a demonstrator and she is currently working on her 4th album. Learn more at www.lauraclapp.com
Julia Jordan Kamanda is a singer-songwriter, teaching artist, and author. She has toured all over the world performing with her father, virtuoso guitarist Stanley Jordan. As a songwriter, Julia’s music is acoustic based; but the arrangements go much deeper, pulling inspiration from her jazz and folk roots and natural R&B soul. Says Julia: “I want my energy, my message, and my music to enhance life like a breath of fresh air; like a cool drink of lemonade; like rays of love, light, and optimism.” Find Julia at www.JuliaJK.com