Hearts on Fire
From out of Central Louisiana comes the hard, Rockin' Blues' sounds of Gypsy La Blue featuring the vocals of Jessica Lynn; a mix between Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Nix. The band is based around the Leesville, LA /Ft. Polk area and has been blowing down the local scene on a broad regional loop from East Texas to Baton Rouge. In February of 2006, the band's lead singer/songwriter, Jessica Lynn, crossed paths with the 80's rock influenced sounds of Kenny Jones, lead guitarist. The two of them started forming the band's foundation with a very diverse song list. While looking for a steady bassist and drummer, they started writing together as well. Gypsy La Blue found two more family members when brothers, Mike Holt (drums) and Danny Holt (bass) hopped on board. The two of them having previously played in bands with Kenny, brought a tighter and even more aggressive sound to the band. As the song list grew longer, so did the band as it added it's last member, Joe Cook (rhythm guitar), who incidentaly grew up with Jessica since childhood in the same little country church. With a new sound that no one can catalogue, the band came together to join forces with Millennium Records / Ballbreaux Music and recorded their first album, 'Hearts on Fire'. With the talented engineering ears of Greg Gill at Diamond Studios in Houston, Texas, the album has sparked a fire in the bands' growing followers. The live show caught the attention of the local radio station, KVVP, Leesville, and was offered the chance to open up for Irma Thomas at the town's annual Mayfest event in May of 2007. They wowed the Leesville crowd again at the event the following evening opening for JoEl Sonnier. Gypsy La Blue also caught the attention of Sammy Kershaw and was asked to open for the country star at two different shows in DeRidder, La and in Baton Rouge. The live show was also featured on the Cerebral Palsy Telethon in Alexandria, La., where they have also provided entertainment for other great fundraisers at the city's biggest biker club, Brewzers. With the wide array of sounds created by it's' members, Gypsy La Blue has a sound that people of any walk, creed, color, or background can love and appreciate.