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Lauren Anderson & Avey Grouws Band

Lauren Anderson & Avey Grouws Band

Friday, November 12, 2021 7:30 PM
Redstone Room

$12 adv / $15 day of show

Doors: 7pm / Show: 7:30pm
Opening Act: None
Age Restriction:  All Ages
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Genre: Blues

All tickets are general admission. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee a seat.
Avey Grouws Band met at a Quad Cities blues jam along the Iowa side of the Mississippi River and leapt onto the scene with their 2020 debut album 'The Devil May Care', which hit #10 on the Billboard Blues Chart & #24 2020 Year-End Roots Music Report Top Contemporary Blues Albums Chart. AGB won top honors in the Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition as well as in the International Songwriting Competition, were nominated for Best New Artist Debut Album in the 2020 BBMAs and are nominated in 4 categories in the Independent Blues Awards. They just finished recording their highly-anticipated 2nd album "Tell-Tale Heart" in Nashville with Grammy award winner Casey Wasner (Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal, Robben Ford). The album will drop in fall of 2021.

"(The Devil May Care) is one of the best debut albums I've heard, not only in Blues, but across all genres." UK Radio

"Avey Grouws Band channels its pent-up enthusiasm and not slight musical ability toward an individuated brand of blues-rock that recommends its first album." - Frank-John Hadley, DownBeat Magazine

Lauren Anderson isn’t shy about sharing her influences. Indeed, there have been any number of classic and contemporary artists that have left an indelible impression on the musical mantra she’s pursued over the course of her career — Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, and the Pointer Sisters, among them. Yet, at the same time, Anderson isn’t bound to any particular parameters. Instead she’s managed to incorporate those influences into a pursuit of her own passion. It’s a musical journey that has yielded three EPs — Do & Hope, The Game and Won’t Stay Down — and her first full-length album, 2015’s Truly Me. Named the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year by the Midwest Music Awards, she also took a first-place finish in the 2018 Wing Dang Doodle Competition and watched with pride as The Game  became entrenched in the Top 50 of the Billboard Blues chart five weeks in a row.

Not surprisingly then, her upcoming album Love On the Rocks ought to be considered her most fully realized effort to date. Self-produced and due for independent release this summer, it finds her expounding on the soulful, seductive style that allows her to break down the boundaries between rock, blues and classic R&B.

The many highlights include the riveting first single “Stand Still”;  the subtle yet sensual “Holdin’ Me Down”; “Love On the Rocks,” an emotive co-write with Sandy Ramos and Laureen Smith; “Back to Chicago,” a performance that combines Anderson’s robust vocals and a sassy, soulful strut with some ripping fretwork from special guest and guitar great Mike Zito. “I’m Done” and “Just F***ing Begun” are propulsive rockers that allow the energy to soar into the stratosphere. On the other hand, the easy sway of “The Way I Want” and the resilient resolve implied by “Your Turn” help provide a decided shift in tone and tempo.

“This album is very true to me,” Anderson reflects. “I was trying to consciously choose songs for this album that worked well together. I definitely feel like I pulled from some of my seminal influences and was able to find them a fit on each of these tunes.”

*Seating Disclaimer*

The Redstone Room at River Music Experience is a standing room only concert venue. All tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. For the comfort of our guests, a limited amount of seating is available on a first come first serve basis:

  • Reserved Tables: a limited number of tables are for sale in advance, sold through our ticketing service. You will need to add both your General Admission tickets AND your Reserved Tables to the cart for purchase. Reserve Tables come with 4 seats to a table. 
  • General Admission Tables: A number of tables are available when doors open. First come first serve.  
  • Disability: If you require handicap accessible seating, you will need to purchase your General Admission ticket first, and then call the box office to reserve up to 2 seats. Tables must be purchased separately.

*Ticket Disclaimer*

All tickets for RME events are sold via Eventbrite and all carry applicable transaction fees. Tickets can be purchased the day of event online, at the RME Box office during business hours, and at the door (subject to availability). All tickets purchased with credit cards and/or cash will be subject to all applicable service fees whether the purchase takes place online, over the phone, or at the RME box office. Ticket fees also still apply for admission at the door.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Most shows in the Redstone Room are 19+, unless otherwise noted, but minors may attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
RME & The Redstone Room are in the heart of downtown Davenport, and accessible by public transportation or cabs & ride-share apps (Uber, Lyft). There is a paid parking garage right next to the RME that only costs a couple of dollars for an evening. When using the ramp, make sure that you prepay at the pay stations in the garage stairwell or on the Parkmobile app. Free street parking is available, but sometimes hard to find on concert nights.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You may call the RME's box office at (563)326-1333 or email
What's the refund policy?
Purchased tickets are nonrefundable.