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Laura Powers


Laura Powers spent much of her youth living in various parts of the world. She studied abroad and began singing professionally in college. She went on to land a recording deal with Carrere Records in Paris, France where she had several successful singles and appeared internationally on radio and television, including Radio Luxemburg. In addition to her background as a live performer, Powers' craftsmanship as a songwriter has made a name for herself in the music and film industries. Her songs have been covered by numerous recording artists, and is reaching an international audience with her songs recorded in French and Spanish.

Powers, who first began songwriting in her late teens says, "I'm drawn to writing songs that have a strong melody, beautiful harmonies and layered vocal arrangements. I'm also influenced by the time-honored structure of the great songs of earlier eras."

"Legends of the Goddess" and "Beyond the Pale: Legends of the Goddess II" are the first and second cd in a three volume collection (The Goddess Series) which feature musical themes based on the Celtic Goddess of ancient myth. Powers' fascination and extensive research in Celtic mythology, combined with her talent as a singer/songwriter, led her to the creation of this project. The music, enhanced by instrumentation such as tin whistle, uilleann pipes and Irish flute melds with the lyrical imagery and her oil paintings to present a timeless collection of music and art.

"This has been a work in progress for some time," says Powers, who adds that, when she conceived the project, "I was thinking partially in terms of the kind of music that I'd like to paint to, because when I paint I'm on a different level of awareness, and I wanted songs that would help take me--and the listener--to that level." From songs like the mythical "Morrighan's Quest" to "Answer Me With Silence," her music captures the heart and soothes the spirit.

Musically, the influence of European pop can be heard throughout the records, and lyrically, it is the metaphysical/mythological aspect of Legends that is the central focus. The songs from the first cd "Legends of the Goddess" are full of ancient Celtic references, including "Tir Na Nog" (Land of the Ever Young) a Celtic/Euro-pop reverie about the mystical land of the Ever Young; "Samhain Madrigal," which heralds the coming of the Celtic "season of darkness"; "Circle of Stone," a majestic look at Stonehenge and the feeling of having been there before; and "Morrighan's Quest," an ode to the lusty, boisterous Celtic goddess of battles. The first album ends, appropriately, with "Song of One." "I wanted a song to hold the album together," says Powers. "This song speaks of the oneness of all people everywhere. I felt that was a good place to sign off."

The response and success of her first cd encouraged her to record the second on her newly founded label Red Harp Records. "Beyond the Pale: Legends of the Goddess II" continues the musical journey, delving into the classical world with "A Heart in Winter" which intertwines Pachelbel's Canon, spoken French and a lush pop chorus. "Beyond the Pale" is a pearl of vocal harmonies and countermelodies. "Goddess of the Sea Mist", "Sisters of the Wind" and "In the Arms of the Milky Way" reintroduce the mythical goddess and allow us to soar alongside them in their mystical world. "Long Way Down" is a stirring song about continuing to miss someone after they've passed on. "Sometimes you don't feel like you've made much progress in getting over a loss. We maintain and push on with life, but there is a hole, and the pain can resurface. This is a song that I felt needed to be included. Eventually we all experience these feelings." The evocative "Pipes of Inishmore" and "Sailing Home" close the second album. "People have told me that this music takes them into a special place and creates a mood that is uplifting and peaceful. Since my intention was to take the listener on a musical journey to another time and place it's very satisfying to get that positive feedback."

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Legends Of The Goddess
Another era; Reach through the portal of time with a mystical experience at Stonehenge (Circle of Stone), fly on the raven's wing as Morrighan prepares to meet her destiny (Morrighan's Quest) and journey to the quiet place "in-between my thoughts and my dreams" (My Avalon) that so many of us seek. There is something at work here beyond the usual scope of imagery and songs. You're invited to experience the musical journey now…
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  1. Winter Of Dreams
  2. I Surrender All
  3. Circle Of Stone
  4. Samhain Madrigal
  5. Morrighan's Quest
  6. The Hunt Is Sweetest
  7. Tir Na Nog
  8. The Goddess Of The Hunter Moon
  9. My Avalon
  10. Interlude (Pipes)
  11. Song Of One
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Beyond The Pale/Legends Of The Goddess II

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The musical journey continues enfolding the listener in a place that is both ancient and new. Circle and soar over the moors with the "Sisters of the Wind", experience nature's wisdom (Answer Me With Silence) and smell the jasmine wind as the goddess of the sea guides you through unknown waters (Goddess of the Sea Mist). Enhanced by Celtic instrumentation such as uilleann pipes, tin whistle and Irish flute the music radiates a haunting beauty that captures the heart and soothes the spirit.
  1. Sweetest Song
  2. Beyond The Pale
  3. A Heart In Winter
  4. Answer Me With Silence
  5. In The Arms Of The Milky Way
  6. Long Way Down
  7. The Goddess Of The Sea Mist
  8. Belthane Fires
  9. Sisters Of The Wind
  10. The Pipes of Inishmore
  11. Sailing Home
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Trilogy: Legends Of The Goddess III

  1. Pale Sister
  2. I've Loved You Forever
  3. Dance Till The Rain Begins
  4. The World Is A River
  5. Mystic And the Muse
  6. Shine Love
  7. Get Inside
  8. Druantia
  9. It Shall Be No More
  10. Silver Wheel

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Lori Fogler


"Art is what we are .... when we abandon who we think we should be" (my own quote based on my experience thus far)

I describe myself as an "all terrain" woman. My music career has taken me from the deck of the Aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk to a flat bed truck in the Sinai. From the Waldorf Astoria ballroom in New York city to the steps of City Hall in Venezia Italy. Inside dumpy pubs and nightclubs where my shoe s stuck to the floor and the bathroom stalls had no doors. Country Clubs where everyone talked between clenched teeth and had a constant look on their faces like they smelled something unpleasant. The slick and seedy agents - the A&R guys who just got out of diapers yesterday but would decide my fate with their record company. It is a passion and I believe this..."You do not choose music...it chooses you...it is a not a profession but a calling" In the end it is only important that I have loved what I have done and that l may have brought joy to others. I believe I have, and that is my legacy.
----Lori Fogler

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State Of Being

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  1. The Water
  2. Take A Good Look
  3. When I Drive My Car
  4. Your Voice
  5. Freedom
  6. One
  7. Wishes
  8. In The Kingdom
  9. Inside Outside
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