I'm closing out 2013 with two year-end performances. The first it Saturday, December 7th for the Mission Arts and Performance Project (MAPP). And on the 21st, I'll be at the Awaken Cafe in downtown Oakland. More info here.
Here's to a wonderful holiday season!
So it has been a little quiet this year. I've been busy making a new home for myself in the Bay Area. Now I'm finally getting back into my groove with two shows added in November.
The first is a brief, two-song share at the MilkBar, a mighty cool performance art salon in Oakland. The second is a luxurious two-set show at San Francisco's beautiful Red Poppy Art House. Hope you'll join me if you're in the area. Go here for more information about either show. Cheers!
The Sonora Sessions has come to an end this month with the last video in the series, a new tune called ďGracious.Ē Many thanks to all who have viewed, shared, and commented on the videos over the last few months. This project was such a joy and Iím sad to see it end. Iíll work toward producing another series as soon as I can.
In the meantime, Iím booking some shows again in the LA area. Please come out and join me on September 20th at Room 5 on LaBrea. Set time is 9pm, cover is $10. This will be a duo or trio set-up. Iím so excited to share some new songs with you all. See you there!
The Sonora Sessions is a live music series that I produced with the help of some amazing and talented friends. We spent a January day in the recording studio filming a set of live performances- me and a stellar band performing both original and cover tunes. Now I get to share our work with you.
It will all go down HERE. Each month, on the third Thursday, I will post a new song. Each week I will share stories about the songs, the writing and/or arranging process, or simply things that inspire me to make this music. You can follow the sessions on facebook, twitter, and/or tumblr. I'm incredibly proud of what was accomplished and hope that you'll enjoy the fruits of our labor.
I have returned from my first German tour and am so, very grateful for the experience. I made some new friends, performed for lovely audiences, and drove my little rented
Volkswagen all around north Germany.
I owe a big, big thanks to Ms. Bergitta Victor for booking the dates. I also need to thank the fine folks who opened their venues to me and to my music: Constanze Mikeska,
Ela Schmidt, Mike Weil, Thomas Ritter, and Jacqueline Brasicke.
This was an experience that I'll never forget.
I've posted a few photos from the tour on my Facebook page for all to see.
I am now looking forward to a New York show next month. On Sunday, May 15th, I open for the fantastic Jose James at Brooklyn's Weeksville Heritage Center. This will be my first time performing in New York in several years. Can't wait!
I am thrilled to have been accepted to the LA Music Academy's vocal program. I will be spending the next year studying vocal technique and music theory to sharpen my skills.
In the meantime, I'm wishing you all a great Holiday Season.
Hello everyone! I have just posted a new video for "One Man's Stone" featuring footage from last year's coffeehouse tour. If you stick around until the end, you'll get a sneak peak of the cover art for the upcoming CD. You can check it out here.
Scott Galloway of Urban Network writes:
This striking acoustic debut EP from singer/songwriter LaCour arrived out of the blue one afternoon and rendered me spellbound.
And American Songwriter's Paul Zollo gives Bitter Suite a four-star review:
Her husky, soulful vocals, as full-bodied as a fine wine, ache with a heartbreak fusion of fortitude and vulnerability, bringing to mind other great singers to whose league she belongs... LaCour's songs are mostly mid-tempo ballads of deep soul and jazzy melodic sweetness wed to poetic lyrics of sorrow and triumph, such as the great opener "Bittersweet," and especially "One Man's Stone," which resounds like a timeless spiritual. Great soul standard.
Pick up the November/December issue today!