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Concert series at Battle Point Park continues with the Laura Love Trio

July 30, 2014 · Updated 9:09 PM

Laura Love will sing Wednesday with the Laura Love Trio at the next summer concert at Battle Point Park. / Photo courtesy of Laura Love Music

Concerts in the Park returns to Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point Park through Aug. 20 with the Laura Love Trio.

Grab the kids, a picnic meal and enjoy an evening of music and dance. Free concerts will be held at Battle Point Park from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Parking is available off Arrow Point Drive; follow the signs.

Laura Love has released nearly a dozen acclaimed CDs since the early 1990s (her 11th, "The Sweeter The Juice," was released on Octoroon Biography/OJM Records) and has performed at major music festivals and concert halls throughout the U.S., Canada, Germany and Australia. Her music receives airplay throughout the world and she is a published author.

Love's rhythms are based in funk, R&B and jazz and she has a deep love of traditional country, folk, gospel and bluegrass. She calls her sound  "Afro-Celtic," "Hip-Alachian" or "Folk-Funk."

The Laura Love Trio consists of Love on vocals and electric bass, Orville Johnson on vocals and guitar and Chris Leighton on drums.

Johnson is a sought after studio sideman and record producer, and Leighton has been honored nine times by the Washington State Blues Society as Drummer of the Year.

The rest of the summer schedule:

• Aug. 6: The Senate: Face-melting acoustic music from a Seattle band.

• Aug. 13: Jessica Lynne: Pure country.

• Aug. 20: Shaggy Sweet: Classic rock and originals with a twist.

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