SongVault Artist Profile
Arizona, United States
Indie Pop / Psychedelic
The Alternative to Alternative - Get ready for a psychedelic experience from this wonderful vocalist and songwriter. On this radio ready cd, "A Striking Resemblance" picture Stevie Nicks fronting early Pink Floyd. The album is very adventurous and is perfect for late night radio shows.
- Acoustic Rainbow, November 2008
Every track has been played on the radio & over 650,000 copies of tracks from "A Striking Resemblance" have been distributed ... get it now! The 51st Annual GRAMMY awards, as voted on by THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF RECORDING ARTS & SCIENCES, INC.® lists Laurie Larson's "A Striking Resemblance" on the entry ballot for Best Pop Vocal Album & Album Of The Year. "A Striking Resemblance" is featured now in the Relix Magazine CD Sampler with Burning Spear, Joan Osborne & Lucinda Williams! The 10 track CD was produced by Laurie Larson and recorded and mixed by Jim Brady in Tucson, Arizona. Jim Roberts mixed "Artist's Mirage Two" and played Hammond B3 on "Endless Thank You Loop"! Each song was written and arranged by Laurie Larson. Over 500,000 copies of tracks from her previous album "Aquila" were also distributed.
The demo version of Architect of Dreams appears on the debut Crossroads Cafe CD Sampler that also includes songs from Emmylou Harris, Buckethead and Mary Youngblood. That version of Architect of Dreams made her a 2002 MP3 Grammy Nominee, and it reached #25 on MP3.com's New Age chart. The 2006 version is even better! Other demo versions of the songs have charted on MP3.com. as well, Child of the Wind reached #3 overall and On this Day climbed to #3 on the Americana chart. Her CD which featured some of these demos was the 4th highest selling folk CD on MP3.com, just ahead of another 2002 MP3 Grammy Nominee, The Byrds Roger McGuinn and his Folk Den CDs. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Richie Furay, who founded Buffalo Springfield and Poco helped order the tracks on Aquila. "To me there was no question as I listened that that Child of the Wind should be the closer, other favorites include Center of Light and Soul Purpose. Good job, good musicians. I even detected a little (Eagles guitar work there)." - Richie Furay. The mastering, production and engineering was done by Jim Brady who has done the same for Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers, Cracker, the Crow Soundtrack and the television show, the Young Riders.
Ed Delucia: Guitars (Ronstadts)
Ralph Gilmore: Drums (Grass Roots)
Jim Brady: Bass (Sunspot)
"I have been involved with Classic Rock radio stations for nearly 20 years and the music, although great, is not changing. Recently I listened to a new release Aquila by Laurie Larson and was blown away, classic rock but it is new stuff. Like Neil Young said, 'Rock and Roll is here to stay' and Laurie proves it with every cut from her album. The melody has that haunting roughness that makes it sound classic and the lyrics are timeless. It is a must play on any rock station."- Jim Seemiller, President, ATB Broadcast Consultants, Inc.