Laura-Lee Blake
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"Singing For Gold"



A Coombs singer is hoping collaboration with country music star Rick Tippe will spell recording gold for an about-to-be released single.

Laura-Lee Blake said she co-wrote Beauty’s in the Eye of the Beerholder with the famous singer who she met after following a suggestion from he mom.

“Tippe’s father Elmer was a close friend of the family’s years ago,” said Blake. “When I started my band, Double R Barr, she said I should call Rick for advice. He’s been my mentor ever since,” said Blake.

With a driving beat and Blake’s signature country style vocals the song seems a shoe in for mainstream radio playlists.

“It’s what I’d call new country rock,” said Blake from a built-on sound studio at her rural home in Coombs.

“I tried to incorporate traditional country but there’s so much energy and I feel I can’t help but pound it out.”

She said a full album is in the offing but noted “at this point it’s generating so much interest in the music industry and people are chomping at the bit to hear this new material so we’ll release a single before then ... I know people are going to like it.”

The song will be available at iTunes.com and other online retail outlets on January 16.

An eight sided sign on Blake’s property that states Whoa instead of the expected Stop is indication of her true blue country character, an assessment Blake is happy to confirm.

“I’m a genuine country girl raised on country music,” she said. “I like to write about things I know. There’s no need to make anything up.”

This summer Blake will open a pair of music concerts set for this summer at Coombs rodeo grounds that will feature major superstars of contemporary country music.

reporter@pqbnews.com
- Fred Davies - Parksville Qualicum Beach News


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I don't have any music that is radio play yet, but my song, Beauty's in the Eye, is posted here on this EPK and played on many various internet sites. 'Beauty's in the Eye' will also be available as a demo mix on iTunes very soon.

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The boys and I have been playing together as a band for over five years. During that time there have been a few changes, and a lot of growth. A common goal to be professional, practiced, and exclusive was agreed upon very early on.

We play events such as Rodeo Dances, Corporate Events, Seasonal house parties (selective), Fairs/Exhibitions, Festivals, and Weddings, as well as holding our own annual party/outdoor jam at our farm on Vancouver Island. It's safe to say that we are "Famous in our own town", and we are ready to move onward and upward.

I have been working with Rick Tippe, Canadian Country Music Artist/Songwriter, and together we have written a few songs that I have (will be) put to demo. I have plans for an album in the next year.

August, 2010 sees Laura-Lee Blake and Double R Barr playing 'The Little Big Festival' featuring Jonny Reid and Crystal Shawanda. I will also play a full night dance (Thurs)and an opening show for CCMA award winner, Jonny Reid. (Fri)

So, if you are looking for an entertainer that is talented, rehersed, professional, and very marketable, look no further! Laura-Lee Blake and Double R Barr.