Laurie Larson

Laurie Larson

 Avondale, Arizona, USA
BandRockNew Age

Song writing that's ahead of the pack, delivered with a unique voice that is unforgettable.

Biography

Laurie Larson's third CD was in the Grammy nomination process & continues to build upon superb songwriting and musicianship. Unlike most albums with only one or two good tracks, each song on this CD can stand on its own. It sounds like a greatest hits CD, but all songs were written by Laurie Larson in the last few months, with the exception of "Artist's Mirage Two" - a rearrangement of the title track to her first album she wrote in (2001), and one of the counter melodies in "True to Nature" she wrote in (1984). The title track will be featured in Relix Magazine's CD sampler in November! "1 Realm" is featured in Global Rhythm's Sampler & the Acoustic Rainbow sampler. "A Call to Action" can also be found on Global Rhythm Magazine's CD Sampler.

The top notch musicians who were on her previous release, "Aquila" return:

Ed DeLucia (Ronstadts): Guitars
Ralph Gilmore (Grass Roots): Drums
Jim Brady (Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt): Bass

Special thanks to special guest Jim Roberts (he has produced, performed on or engineered records for John Entwistle, Steve Walsh, Kansas & Leslie West). Jim plays the Hammond B3 on the first track "Endless Thank You Loop" and he mixed "Artist's Mirage Two".

The rest of the mixing was done by Jim Brady at his studio in Tucson, Arizona.

Laurie was born in Kalispell, Montana. She went to high school in Custer, South Dakota, Littleton, Colorado and Los Lunas, New Mexico.

She has been on stage with members of Jefferson Airplane, Mick Fleetwood's Zoo and members of Country Joe and the Fish. She has won awards for her bass playing in several jazz contests.

Her song Feather Dancer was a top video in Albuquerque, NM.

Laurie ran twice for the Arizona House of Representatives and has been a web designer for several candidates from Congressional Races to Governor.

Her art and photography is also available at several galleries in the Phoenix area.

A lifelong radio DJ, consultant and rock & roll music director, she has also been a Program Director and Operations Manager for multiple cluster stations, in the southwest and California.
Laurie has also worked in state and city government, education and for Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Lyrics

Aquila

Written By: Laurie Larson

Aquila

Beauty of the night
Aquila shining bright
Hope for what we see
We wait for it to be

Beauty of the night
I can see Aquila shining above me
Beauty of the night
You and me your light sets me free

Beauty of the night
(you who search now)
I can see Aquila shining above me
(wondering how)
Beauty of the night
I can see Altair shining above me
(I remember)
(The time together)
(Mind the gap between the train & the platform)

Guitar solo-

Beauty of the night
(speak of wonder)
I can see Aquila shining above me
(speak of wonder)
Beauty of the night
You and me your light sets me free

Beauty of the night
Beauty of the night

Soul Purpose

Written By: Laurie Larson

Soul Purpose

Set adrift of the waves of humanity
You'll find me
My soul sets sail for you
For You, for you, for you

There's a time to perceive
All in the light of faith
Begin to believe
Will you be the next thing I hear

You're lost, I'm found
Still you're not around
I listen for the sound
For the sound

I'm lost, you're found
I'm still dreaming
My feet are on the ground
To you I am bound

Guitar solo -

Light the way
Searching for us
For us, for us, for us

A journey of the soul
Is the final goal
A journey of the soul
Is the final goal

My soul sets sail for you
For you
It's all for you

My Time Will Arrive

Written By: Laurie Larson

My Time Will Arrive

Yesterday I cried in vain
Today has erased my pain
Tomorrow has a lot to gain
My time will arrive

Arrive, Arrive
Arrive, Arrive

Yesterday has made me wise
Today I recognize
Tomorrow is much to my surprise
My time will arrive

Arrive, Arrive
Arrive, Arrive

Yesterday I had the drive
Today I continue to strive
Tomorrow will come alive
My time will arrive
My time will arrive

Architect of Dreams

Written By: Laurie Larson

Architect of Dreams

A wave of the future
Flows into the corner of your mind
It’s built from the era you left behind
And all the beauty you can find
Architect of Dreams

I saw your finest creation
Windows to the sky
Time that doesn’t fly
Doors to my heart
Time for us to start

Have you noticed
Your latest work
You’ve built my courage
Page by page
You’ve taken away
My pain and rage
Architect of Dreams

Guitar solo -

You’ve secured each hope
Smile upon smile
You’ve been with me
Mile upon mile
Look what you’ve created
Just by pointing the way

And now I am
An Architect of Dreams

A wave of the future flows into
The corner of my mind

Child of the Wind

Written By: Laurie Larson

Child of the Wind

Child of the wind
Take my hand
Life is just beginning
Soon you’ll understand
All of life’s choices
Are under your command

Soon you’ll know
Soon you’ll grow
And you’ll find the stability you need
It’s all right here
With my love
Guided from light from above

Our thoughts fly with you
Child of the wind
When will your wishes take root
Who will take the time to know you
Child of the wind
Child of the wind
Still you’re safe in knowing
Wherever life’s breezes take you
You’ll find your way
Dancing with the flowers in the wind
Child of the wind
Dance with me
Anyone can see
You’ll always be free
But in my heart
You’ll always be
Child, child, child
Child of the wind
Dance with me

A Call to Action

Written By: Laurie Larson

I woke up
Everything’s changed
Got this feelin’
I have to get ready
A call to action

Press yourself on
Begin the new dawn
A call to action

A new paradigm
A new time
A call to action

Press yourself on
Past be gone
Let yourself go
A call to action
A chain reaction
A call to action

A Striking Resemblance

Written By: Laurie Larson

You’ve heard the line before
It’s déjà vu all over again
You bear a striking resemblance
You know what this is for
You always leave them wanting more

You bear a striking resemblance

Guitar Solo

Can it really be, something for me

A dream walks through the door
I have to pick myself off the floor

You bear a striking a resemblance
(To my ultimate fantasy)

You bear a striking resemblance
(To my ultimate fantasy)

Walk Me to the Window

Written By: Laurie Larson

I thought I knew how my life would unfold,
Many stories never told
But then you took away my fear
You made it clear, so clear

I haven’t seen you,
Hard to believe it’s true
But I can feel you
Making me new

It wasn’t for me to know
What will our future show
Walk me to the window
Walk me to the window
Walk me to the window

Little by little, closer to the vision
I’ll have to make my decision
Going through life blind is no way to be
Open my eyes, let me see

Walk me to the window
Walk me to the window

All the things I knew what can I give to you
Walk me to the window
Walk me to the window

Discography

www.myspace.com/laurielarson

Here's a few of the radio stations playing Laurie's music:
AK Juneau KTOO 104.3 FM ::
AK Ketchikan KRBD-FM 105.9 ::
AK Talkeetna Whole Wheat Radio ::
AR Hot Springs In Time Radio ::
AR Little Rock KABF-FM 88.3 ::
AZ Tucson KXCI ::
Australia (South) 5 EBI FM ::
Australia Adelaide SA Radio National ::
Australia Adelaide SA Radio 5UV ::
Australia Ballarat VIC Voice 99.9 FM ::
Australia Box Hill North VIC 3WBC Radio ::
Australia Brisbane Sidestream" Radio 99.7 FM ::
Australia Burnie TAS COASTAL.FM ::
Australia Croydon North VIC Radio Eastern 98.1 FM ::
Australia Hoppers Crossing Victoria ::
Australia Melbourne PBS 106.7 FM ::
Australia Narangba QLD 4RED 99.7 FM ::
Australia Penroth NSW 2AIR FM ::
Australia Victoria 88.9 WYN FM ::
Australia Victoria Apple-FM ::
Australia Whittlesea VIC 3PVR Plenty Valley FM ::
Australia Whittlesea Victoria CH97.1FM ::
Australia Windsor NSW VTR 89.9 FM ::
Austria Radio Osttirol ::
BANDRADIO.COM ::
Belgium Aalst De Country Club Radio 2 ::
Belgium Bree Radio ATL ::
CA Berkeley KALX FM ::
CA Fresno KFCF-FM 88.1 ::
CA Los Angeles KPFK FM (110,000 watts) ::
CA Los Angeles NWEZ ::
CA Los Angeles Seasons 365 ::
CA San Francisco V.I.P. Radio ::
CA Santa Cruz KZSC-FM 88.1 ::
CA Stanford KZSU ::
Canada Edmonton, Alberta CJSR FM ::
Canada Edmonton, Alberta CKUA FM ::
Canada Burnaby, B.C. CJSF Radio ::
Canada Kamloops, B.C. CBFX 92.5 FM ::
Canada ON Ajax World Music Radio ::
Canada Waterloo ON CKWR-FM 98.5 ::
CO Boulder KGNU ::
CO Gunnison KWSB-FM 91.1 ::
CO KRFC Radio Free Colorado ::
CO Salida KHEN 106.9 FM ::
CT Hartford iKISS FM ::
CT Monroe WMNR-FM 88.1 ::
CT New Haven WPKN-FM 89.5 ::
CT SWAK Radio ::
Estonia Tallinn BGR--BlueGrassRadio ::
Finland Helsinki LAHI Radio ::
FL Tampa Overground Radio ::
France Beaupuy Radio Galaxie 98.5 FM ::
France Marmoutier Frequence Verte ::
France Radio SUD Besancon ::
Germany Alooga Radio ::
Germany Bremerhaven Radio Bremerhaven ::
Germany Dieter Lachermund ::
Germany Herford Radio Teutoburger Wald ::
Germany Munich Country Jukebox ::
Germany Sinzig Alooga Radio ::
Germany Tuebingen Radio Wueste Welle 96.6 ::
Germany Villingen Radio Neckarburg 107.75 ::
Germany Waldkraiburg Radio ISW-FM ::
HI Honolulu KTUH ::
Hong Kong Kowloon RTHK Radio 3 ::
IA Des Moines Country Unplugged Radio ::
IA Sioux City KWIT-FM 90.3 ::
IL Carbondale WDBX-FM 91.1 ::
IL Chicago John Rose's "Hidden Treasures Of Rock'N'Roll" ::
IL Evanston WLUW FM 88.7 ::
IL Glen Ellyn WDCB-FM 90.9 ::
IL Monmouth WMCR ::
Ireland Co. Wicklow Tallaght FM ::
Israel Radio Upper Galilee 105.3 FM ::
Italy Alessandria Radio Voce Spazio ::
Italy Condove Susa Onda Radio ::
Italy Pisa Radio Incontro ::
Italy Radio Biella ::
LA Baton Rouge PNT Radio ::
LA Baton Rouge WRKF-FM 89.3 ::
MA Deepcuts Winter Blend ::
MA Martha's Vineyard WMVY 92.7 FM ::
MA North Adams WJJW ::
MD Baltimore Impact Radio FM Mainstream/CHR/Pop ::
MD Frostburg WFWM :: ::
ME Warren Coast Radio ::
MI Ann Arbor WCBN FM ::
MI Essexville The Soupy Gato Show ::
MI Harrison WKKM-FM 92.1 ::
MI Interlochen WIAA-FM 88.7/WIZY-FM 100.9 ::
MI Ontonagon WOAS-FM 88.5 ::
MN Duluth KUMD (100,000 watts) ::
MS Hattiesburg WUSM ::
MO St. Louis KCLC-FM 89.1 ::
MO Warsaw KAYQ-FM 97.7 ::
NC Durham WXDU FM ::
NC Fayetteville WFSS-FM 91.9 ::
NC Winston-Salem WMCB ::
Netherlands Katwijk VLOK Radio ::
Netherlands KBAC ::
Netherlands Nunspeet Radio Nunspeet ::
Netherlands Ouwerkerk Radio Schouwen Duiveland ::
Netherlands Peelstar FM ::
Netherlands Puttershoek Radio Hoeksche Waard ::
Netherlands Radio Eagle 107.9 FM ::
Netherlands Wilhelminaoord Radio Steenwyk ::
NH Henniker WNEC ::
NH Plymouth WPCR ::
NJ Palmyra Cutrog Radio ::
NJ Mahwah WRPR-FM 90.3 ::
NJ Polka Dot Radio ::
NM Albuquerque KUNM ::
NM Portales KENW/KMTH ::
NY Best Unheard Music ::
NY Canton WSLU 89.5 FM ::
NY Clinton WHCL ::
NY Long Island Radio NY1 ::
NY New York Radio Freakout ::
NY Rochester DX Radio Network ::
NY Rochester WDYN Independent Radio ::
OH Cleveland WRUW-FM 91.1 ::
OH West Chester Starplex FM ::
OR Portland TNW-HotMix Top 40 Mainstream/CHR/Pop ::
PA East Stroudsburg WESS-FM 90.9 ::
PA Indiana WIUP 90.1 ::
PA Pittsburg Zetaspheres ::
Romania RFI 93.5 FM ::
Scotland Sirling Centrescene FM ::
Serbia & Montenegro Radio Fedra ::
Spain Barcelona Ràdio Despí 107.2
TN Brentwood WPLN-FM 90.3 ::
TN Jasper WEPG AM 910 ::
TX Carrollton Hot Hits Plex FM ::
TX Corpus Christi Hoss the Boss Radio ::
TX Dallas/Fort Worth Random FM ::
TX El Paso KTEP-FM 88.5 ::
TX Houston The Ultraplex Adult Hits/AAA ::
UK Herts WD7 8NH ::
UK Last FM ::
UK London Bluebird Radio ::
UK London Blue Sky Radio ::
UK London Valiant Music Radio Adult Hits/AAA ::
UK Rainbow Radio ::
UT Moab KZMU 89.7 FM ::

Set List

I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free - Cold Blood
Nothing to Hide - Spirit
Journey From Mariabronn - Kansas
Architect of Dreams - Laurie Larson
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
The River - Steve Walsh
The Crystal Ship - The Doors
Somebody to Love - Jefferson Airplane
Oh Darlin' - The Beatles
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - CCR
A Moment's Reflection - Laurie Larson
Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
Feather Dancer - Laurie Larson
Roundabout - Yes
Dancin' Shoes - Dan Fogelberg
Procol Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
Child of the Wind - Laurie Larson
White Bird - It's a Beautiful Day
Sunset of the Mesa - Laurie Larson
What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
Walking Next to the Moonlight - Laurie Larson
Let's Dance Tonight - Poco
Just For Me and You - Poco
Needle and the Damage Done - Neil Young
Darkness, Darkness - Youngbloods
Take it Easy on Me - Little River Band
Nature's Wa