Laura Vecchione

Boston, MA
Pop / Americana / Roots
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May 1, 2013

 

Dear Friends, Fans, and Family,

 

The last newsletter I sent was in December.  I once saw the phrase “Before trying harder, stop completely” sprayed in red on the side of a wall in Cambridge, MA.  That seemed to have been the right advice, since I now have news that I am excited to share with you.

 

Since December here’s what’s happened in LV land:

 

1)  I have met someone awesome and gotten engaged. 

 

2)   My voice and music teaching studio at 315 East 91st Street, NYC continues to grow (Skype Lessons are also available).  West Coast, I will be available to teach lessons in Los Angeles mid-June to early July.  Teaching link is here.

 

3)   I am working with a music director/collaborator in Brooklyn, the wonderful and badass, Nick Moran.

 

4)   Nick has put together a fabulous band for me and we are working towards  an EP of newer, unrecorded songs.  We would love your crowd-funding support to make it a reality.

 

5)   We will showcase some of these songs along with some old favorites at The Living Room on Sunday, June 16th at 7pm for a brief 45minute set.

 

Wow! Do I feel lucky!  My new band for June 16th will consist of the seasoned “cats,” (as Nick calls them):

Nick Moran, guitar

Adam Armstrong, bass

Brad Whitely, keys

Diego Voglino, drums

 

 

I continue to be inspired by my friends in music, Jen Kearney  and Dwight and Nicole along with many others.  These are independent artists who find ways to keep plugging along to create new music.  I find that  the most interesting and meaningful music that is being produced is coming from smaller, independent artists.  And we cannot create without YOU and your support.  Coming out to live shows, sharing our music with friends, posting on your social network pages, and contributing to our  Kickstarter, Pledge Music, and Indigogo campaigns is what gives this music the chance at life.   You guys all get to be “executive producers,” when you support us.

 

On another front, my dear friend, Rafel, a rock star at life, has been there for me from the beginning. (He was the Catalonian wearing a cowboy hat in support of my playing – and winning- the Colgate Country Showdown Boston!).  He holds a PhD from MIT Sloan Business School. His life work along with his wife, Marguerite’s has been towards healing and making the world a better, more just, equal, and prosperous  place. He is a marathoner, an Iron Man triathalete, amazing husband, father, and friend.

 

Rafel is currently training for the race of his life.   A few months back, Rafel was diagnosed with a virulent malignant brain tumor.  He has just completed his first round of treatment and THIS WEEKEND, MAY 5th, he, his wife and two kids in strollers, will run the RACE FOR HOPE DC to raise money for brain tumor research.  I will be running alongside them (if I can keep up!).  Every dollar spent on new trials and research helps families like Rafel’s have more time together, and renewed hope! Please consider making a tax deductable donation in any amount for my run with TEAM LUCEA at this link.

 

Also, my dear friend, Jim Ricciuti, who encouraged me to write my first songs, is in need of healing thoughts and energy.  Jim stood in the woods of the Catskills at Summersongs telling me that “Fool’s Gold,” was not a “cheesy Meatloaf anthem” as I was afraid of, and that it rocked.  Thankfully he is healing from a successful heart surgery in Boston – making me realize more and more that doctors, and people in the healing arts and sciences are the truest rock stars.  Sending Jim a shout out and some love.

 

Finally, I just got to visit with my AMAZING Nashville producer, Mark Prentice, in NYC while he plays bass and is the Music Director for Once Upon a Dream - The Rascals on Broadway!!  Life is good. 

 

Thank you for reading this!  It’s good to be back.  I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON JUNE 16th at the LIVING ROOM and beyond.

 

Much love and gratitude,
Laura 



PRESS

"Here's a new female singer possessing a gutsy, soulful, edge-of-country style..."  Maverick Magazine

"Her voice is powerful and full of emotion..."  Metronome Magazine

"Don't mess with the Veck...if you do, she'll write a killer song about you and sing the *@#% out of it."  Jim Scott (Multi Grammy-Awarding-winning producer and engineer)


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