7:30 & 10p | $15
Owl Studios presents Cynthia Layne like you’ve never seen before with a BRAND NEW show that talks about love, loss and her pursuit of happiness. Partial proceeds from CD sales to go to The Little Red Door Cancer Agency.
Versatile vocalist Layne showcases her many sides from R&B & soul to jazz standards and originals. Her expressive vocal command takes the audience on a musical trip where your worries melt away and your heart uplifted.
Cynthia Layne Bio
Midwesterner Cynthia Layne has loved live music since the moment she attended her first concert at the tender age of seven. Since then, live music has become a regular part of her life with both the general public and media impressed by her performances.
Layne has her own following in Indianapolis, where she has made her home for many years after growing up in Dayton, Ohio. Now she is poised for national attention with the release of Beautiful Soul, an album showcasing her vocal stylings in both the R&B and jazz arenas. Her previous album, Reality, was a jazz-flavored set. Both records are on “Indy-based” Owl Studios.
Beautiful Soul was co-produced and co-composed by Rob Dixon, a respected musician born in Baltimore and raised in Atlanta. He has toured all over the world. Layne’s band members include Dixon on saxophone, Beautiful Soul co-producer/co-composer Reggie Bishop on piano, keyboards/keyboard bass along with Kenny Phelps on drums. Both Bishop and Phelps are Indianapolis-born.
Layne’s new album is more R&B-influenced than her previous release Reality. “I listen to a lot of music styles and grew up on R&B music,” said Cynthia. “I wanted to do an R&B album to reach more audiences and listeners. I think there is a little something for everyone on the album. For example, “All I Need” has a more singer/songwriter vibe; “I Can’t Change You” is more jazz; “Be You” is more neo-soulish and “Free Yourself” is plain old school funk.”