From the Delta to the Jersey Shore


June 7, 2024    
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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PERFORMANCE: LaLa & Element 88

From the Delta to the Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation, along with the Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music are thrilled to once again present “From the Delta to the Jersey Shore.” This year’s performance will feature Clarksdale Mississippi’s LaLa & Element 88.

Date: June 7 @ 8pm
Lauren K. Woods Theatre, Long Branch, NJ
Tickets: $30

Keyboardist/singer/songwriter LaLa Craig got her start in her hometown of Oceanside, CA, performing with her family’s country band at the tender age of 4. Taking a turn at dabbling for decades in every style imaginable, she found her true calling when the blues spoke to her at the age of 33. Almost on a dare, LaLa entered her first blues tune, “Blue is Hardly the Word” in the 1998 San Diego Songwriters Guild Competition & to her astonishment, took home first prize. It was the move that was to send her on a musical sojourn beyond anything she possibly could have imagined. Her quest to seek authenticity led her to the Mississippi Delta where, like so many men & women before her, she sought to unearth for herself the roots of this distinctly American treasure known as the blues & found for herself almost instantly transformed. She’s developed her own unique rollicking style of tear-it-up, take-no-prisoners boogie blues piano. Paired with her smoky sweet one-of-a-kind vocal style, it’s a combination guaranteed to put a smile on every face!

To purchase tix:

call: 732-571-3442

or purchase tickets online


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