Folk / Americana / Indie
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,
updated calendar of shows is at http://www.lauriemcclain.com
"Ascend is a breath of fresh air... Best thing I've heard in a long while." STEVE
"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
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