Laurie McClain

Nashville, TN
Folk / Americana / Indie
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Dear Folks:


I was inspired by the gentle honest folk music of the generation that I was on the tail end of, the hippies, and their revolutionary ideals of love and peace. I got into music because I wanted to play songs that could in some small way help heal the world. I haven't lost that feeling over the years even though it wasn't the quick fix I thought it was going to be back in the day. But now more than ever, I believe we are all one, and that to love each other is to love ourselves as well. To forgive our "enemies" is to forgive ourselves. I feel that we are all connected, all the people in this world who have every lived and who ever will live. I don' t believe this life is the end, but somehow we go on and there is a great mystery prize and that love is truly the answer, and that what gives our soul life is love, and that part of us never dies.


I have to admit, many times over the years I have thought, "Why am I doing this music stuff? This is crazy and there's so much going on, so many artists out there, so much music, and what's really the point?"  Then I would get a letter or email from a fan, or someone comes up to me after a show and tells me how much my music meant in their life. It's you folks who keep me going and it's you who I do this for. So I want to say thank you from my heart and soul. You are the reason I have been able to do what I love. Thanks for hanging in there with me!


I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving and peaceful holidays and may all your hearts be filled with gratitude for all the blessings our lives bring us and hope for all the great mysteries of love yet to unfold.


Love & Peace from another old hippie,


PS: most updated calendar of shows is at


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"Ascend is a breath of fresh air... Best thing I've heard in a long while."  STEVE FORBERT

"I've never met anyone - except maybe Richie Havens - who is so open-hearted & full of love for humanity, yet who appears to experience life on a different plane than everybody else. Lucky for the rest of us, she's translated her Earthly experience onto her album Ascend.”  DEVON SPROULE, Singer/Songwriter

"There is no touch of naiveté in McClain's songs... while optimistic in tone, her songs are laced with a healthy dose of realism... written and performed with such honesty and sincerity."  Bill Graham, FOLKWAX


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