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Hi!

Here’s how the blog works: When you get an email and you’ve been replying back and forth, the beginning of the email is at the bottom with the most current comment at the very top. So too functions the blog. The beginning is at the bottom on the left where it says, “THE BEGINNING POSTS – MY STORY.” – – that’s the story behind making my debut CD “Now….Here.”

Everything below this post is talking about our Second CD project!

Thank you for visiting. Please drop me a line. Visit my website. Watch the YouTube videos on my website.

www.lauraharrisonmusic.com

Hi again,
Thanks to Meri for saying

no apologies

when I put up yesterday’s post. This too is from my iPad but the difference is that I’ll be publishing this via twitterfeed. If this works, it will post simultaneously to my personal Facebook wall, my work page, LinkedIn, and twitter. I also disabled twitter from reposting to Facebook which will hopefully avoid duplicate posts. If all this works, I’ll delete this post, sign up for the

ad free

version of WordPress and send out real information this time about a gig that I hope you will all attend.
Here is a random picture attached.🙂

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Here are the results after our first fundraising concert AND an update on the project! Great news!

First the results: Our first concert to promote and fundraise for this project was on Friday, April 27th at Alvas Showroom. It was such a wonderful night. I absolutely love playing there! The great news update is below the list of donors.

There are many of you who have told me you will be contributing to the second CD project. Thank you so much and I look forward to your contribution through either the PayPal button on my website or by cheque. Also, if you know me personally (either through our gigs or as one of my students) then I would be grateful if I could receive your pre-order in the form of a cheque since PayPal takes a cut. It’s ok if it’s through PayPal though…I’m grateful for that service!
Go to the post below this one to see our pledge levels (or, of course, create your own). Remember, as little as $25 gets your CD pre-ordered AND your name in the thank you section in the liner notes.🙂

So, here is the first list of people who have physically handed me money toward the first CD project…and in no particular order. Here’s what I have in that separated bank account:
Tom and Anne Henley sponsored a song = $400
Janice Johnson did the video footage option plus a couple of extra CDs = $150
John St. Marie sponsored a song = $400
Gerri and Roger Gibb sponsored a song = $400
I-Chin Feinblatt pre-purchased a CD = $25
Meri Rogoff and her clan sponsored a song = $400
Kathleen Mellon pre-purchased a CD = $25
Rebeka Piña paid for the studio time = $750
Lori Reed pre-purchased a CD = $25
Joni Baker pre-purchased the video footage+CD option = $100
Aram Barsamian pre-purchased a CD = $25
Lani Christensen pre-purchased the video footage+CD option = $100
George Reiss pre-purchased the video footage+CD option = $100
Mark and Nancy Hodgson pre-purchased the video footage+CD option = $100

There are more updates to come, but so far, this is what I have. Please let me know if your name is supposed to be on this list and I’ll look and see what I did with it – I do make mistakes from time to time, though I try not too🙂
If you supported me for the Kickstarter campaign, please know that they canceled your credit card information since the project through them got canceled. Ours is still going forth🙂

Second: the Great News!
The guys tell me that they are available to do our first bit of recording on Friday, June 15th! Yay! This project will not be done like the last time…it will be done in “bits and pieces,” meaning, that we will get in when we can and do with whatever funds we have so far.
They are eager to record my originals, so that’s our goal for that day. I’ll post here after I know what happens.

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Thank you so much! Looking forward to the next update!!
Musically Yours,

Laura

I’ll be posting progress reports of the money we have raised in pre-sales AND where we are in the recording process. Both will appear under this post.

If you read my first few blogs, you’ll see that we paid for the production of our first CD, “Now….Here” through pre-sales. We are doing it again!

Below are the list of categories you can choose to pledge. Please go to http://www.lauraharrisonmusic.com and pre-purchase your CD through the appropriate PayPal link.

Tell all your friends! The sooner we get to our goal, the sooner we can make our second CD! Stay tuned to this blog…I’ll be updating it with the names of who has pledged what at what time (if THAT makes any sense!). Thank you one and all.

$25 pledge: I will mail you your copy of the CD once it’s finished AND have your name printed in the “Thank You” section of the liner notes of the CD (your name in 1,000 CDs)

$100 pledge: Your copy of the CD, your name in the “Thank You” section, and access to private video footage of the recording session I’ll put up shortly after we record the project on a private URL on Youtube.

$250 pledge: Your copy of the CD, your name in the “Thank You” section, access to private video footage, and an invitation to a private reception with the artists after the CD is released (location to be announced).

$400 pledge: This is a BIG one and there are only 6 more spots left (at the time of this email)! 2 copies of the CD, your name in the “Thank You” section AND your name also directly underneath one of the songs saying, “Sponsored by” and your name. Also the video footage, and private reception listed above.

$600 pledge: If someone pledges at this level, there are only 12 songs on the album. 6 have been sponsored already (at the time of this email)! 2 copies of the CD, your name in the “Thank You” section AND your name also directly underneath one of the songs saying, “Sponsored by” and your name. The video footage, private reception listed above, AND a private 70 minute concert local concert with John Proulx (piano) and myself. (scheduling needs to be approved by all parties for the date to be honoured)

1,200 pledge: Same as the $600 pledge except the 70 minute local concert is with the entire band AND it is 90 minutes long (not 70) (again, the scheduling needs to be approved by all parties for the date to be honoured).
Thank you so much!

Come and hear this amazing group!
Laura Harrison (vocal), John Proulx (piano), Jimmy Branly (drums), Edwin Livingston (bass). We are performing on October 30th. Invite all your friends!
4:30-7:30 on Sunday, October 30th.
Laura Harrison Quartet: Laura Harrison (vocals), Jimmy Branly (drums), Edwin Livingston (bass), and John Proulx (piano).
$15 cover charge + “Two-item” minimum.
Reservations required!
(714) 871-8800
They are located at: 138 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92832 Website: http://www.steamerscafe.com/
Click on the link below for the fancy invite
Thanks everyone!
Laura
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c327e0d91c353572dac872a4d&id=a36eec8dbc&e=1be9bed56d

Laura Harrison (vocal), John Proulx (piano), Jimmy Branly (drums), Edwin Livingston (bass). We are performing on October 30th. Invite all your friends!
4:30-7:30 on Sunday, October 30th.
Laura Harrison Quartet: Laura Harrison (vocals), Jimmy Branly (drums), Edwin Livingston (bass), and John Proulx (piano).
$15 cover charge + “Two-item” minimum.
Reservations required!
(714) 871-8800
They are located at: 138 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92832 Website: http://www.steamerscafe.com/
Click on the link below for the fancy invite
Thanks everyone!
Laura
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c327e0d91c353572dac872a4d&id=59008bc3ed&e=1be9bed56d

Laura Harrison (vocal), John Proulx (piano), Jimmy Branly (drums), Edwin Livingston (bass). We are performing on October 30th. Invite all your friends!
4:30-7:30 on Sunday, October 30th.
Laura Harrison Quartet: Laura Harrison (vocals), Jimmy Branly (drums), Edwin Livingston (bass), and John Proulx (piano).
$15 cover charge + “Two-item” minimum.
Reservations required!
(714) 871-8800
They are located at: 138 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA, 92832 Website: http://www.steamerscafe.com/
Click on the link below for the fancy invite
Thanks everyone!
Laura
http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c327e0d91c353572dac872a4d&id=59008bc3ed&e=1be9bed56d

(Spanish to follow the English version here)
It’s time to build our musician page fan base. I’m asking for each one of you to help and in exchange, you get to see something before anyone else does:
I performed at Alva’s on May 17th and have never released any video or audio of it…if you can get a friend of yours on facebook to join this musician page, I’ll give you and your friend two private links to videos from that night! I’m going to put them out on YouTube eventually, but, here’s an opportunity for you to see them before others do – and all it takes is you getting one friend to join us here.
One is a performance of an original of mine that I have never recorded – I would love to know what you think of the lyrics.🙂
The second is an arrangement I did of a jazz standard “Softly as in a Morning Sunrise” that was ‘unusual’ to say the least!
Post on this wall that you got a friend to join and their name….I’ll send you a message through facebook with the links.
And you get to comment on the videos before others do too!
Please help with this project – I’d love to be able to perform more – this will help in doing that.
All my best and thank you!
Laura
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Esta es una OFERTA ESPECIAL para todos aquellos que se unieron a esta página con el propósito de apoyarme (Laura), y a Jimmy, Edwin, o John. Si uno de tus amigos se unen también, ganarás ver a dos videos TOTALMENTE NUEVO… de la grabación en Alva’s que incluye mi nueva composición, NUNCA ANTES grabada, de “Mr. Once Upon A Time” que definitivamente se incluirá en mi próximo álbum.
Solamente dime cuales de tus amigos se unieron, yo lo verifico, y te envío el link en un mensage privado en Facebook.
Muchas gracias por su apoyo!
🙂
Laura