Following the CD Release on October 8th at Hugh’s Room I’m going to hit the road, get out there, meet some new folks in new locales and support this record!!!
Thus far, I’ve booked a show Friday, Oct. 11th at the Avant Garde Bar in downtown Ottawa and Saturday, Nov. 23rd at MacKenzie Hall in Windsor.
I spent a year in Ottawa, attending The University of Ottawa Music School and living on campus in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood. Really looking forward to playing my original songs in our capital city and marching through the old neighbourhood the next day – and the market.
And Windsor, well that’s my home town and I’ll be bringing the full band and looking to light up that great space in Mac Hall again. Loved being there in the late spring of last year. Nothing warms the spirit like the home town crowd.
Stay tuned, I’m working on dates in London, Stratford, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Barrie, Peterborough, Kingston, Montreal, Sudbury and Thunder Bay before the snow flies.
Only one month, hard to believe, and I’ll be releasing the new CD. When I think back over each step along the way all I can say is I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with people who cared about the process and the product
I can’t say enough good things about Dean Drouillard, my producer and player of many guitars, as well as keyboard and percussion instruments. He has given each of the songs the soundtrack they deserve. In some cases he has made me fall in love with the melodies all over again. Roger Travassos who has been my drummer for the last two records and really gets me, rhythmically anyway, has given the heart-beat to this record and I don’t care how cheesy that sounds. Mark McIntyre, who really went the extra mile in studio during the beds sessions and champions any subtle complexity he finds in the music. Bryden Baird, horns; Drew Jurecka,violin and viola; Amy Laing, cello and Robbie Grunwald, hammond organ, who have given so much colour and depth to this project with their performances and arrangements. Thank you all, your work is incredible.
Now for something completely different: When I was a young girl I often sang to myself on the way home from school. I made up my own songs. Little black comedies – silly and dramatic, they would often take a very dark turn. Ultimately, what they gave me was momentary solace before disappearing on the air.
Here, in this latest self-titled CD I feel I tell so many truths, and though darkness plays a role, the main theme (that I hope comes through) is that we can be, and are, beautiful creatures worthy of love. I can feel the gravity of these songs, that they offer a deeper solace to me. Now that they have been captured/recorded I hope you find something in them which resonates for you as well – perhaps even offers some solace.
A lot to ask….. I know.
all the best, Lara