The Monday night blues continues Aug. 2 with the Laurie Morvan Band at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. The music will run from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission at the door will be $10.

A lifelong athlete, Laurie Morvan left one of the more unusual day jobs, an engineer in the aerospace industry, to follow her musical dreams. But once she got a taste of playing lead guitar — and acquired her first Stratocaster, a sexy red and shiny number — she left engineering behind and went on the road with a hard-working Top 40 cover band. Her performances were rooted in guitar-driven blues rock and southern rock; when she was introduced to the music of Stevie Ray Vaughan, her whole life changed. Once she started creating her own brand of red hot blues rock, she realized this was what she was born to do.

Doing it meant recording and that meant raising money, so Morvan went back to school, got a master’s degree in applied mathematics and started teaching at the college level, all the while playing in her off hours. She has released four albums since 1997, the latest being last year’s “Fire It Up!” of all Morvan-penned songs. In 2008, the Laurie Morvan Band competed in the International Blues Challenge finals in both the band and CD categories.

Next up in the series is J.P Soars and the Red Hots, Aug. 9 ($10); and a two-night stand by Ronnie Baker Brooks, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 16 and 17 ($15). A special treat is being offered Tuesday, Aug. 31. Blues piano star Marcia Ball usually plays big venues — locally, she has been at the North Atlantic Blues Festival in Harbor Park and the Camden Opera House — but for one night only, she will play an intimate evening at the Time Out Pub. Tickets are limited to 100 for this special event and they cost $35.

For more information, call Time Out Pub at 593-9336 or send e-mail to

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to