The CD, No Gravity, was a year in the making with friends on both coasts, and quite an adventure for me. This was my first solo effort and my first unveiling of my songwriting and tune writing efforts. There is quite a variety of tunes on the CD, including jigs and reels, waltzes, gospel, swing and salsa! Most are originals with some twisty treatments of traditional tunes or friends’ compositions, but all the music comes from my many years playing traditional roots and dance music, and each tune or song is a story from my life. Click here to listen to previews from the CD.
I had lots of help! The CD features my friends and wonderful musicians Anthony Blea, Marco Obregon, Javier Navarrette, Saul Alonso (Charonson), Freyda Epstein, Ralph Gordon, Piper Heisig, Christen Hubbard, Paul Kotapish, Peter Langston, Grey Larsen, Paddy League, John Light, Lisa Light, the Mando Mafia: Kelly Perdue, Pete Marshall, Rick Friend and Vaughan Mairs, Gabe Mann, Dan Rublee, Alan Senauke, Jeff Spero, Daniel Steinberg and Dave Wiesler. It was recorded on both coasts and co-produced with my dear friend, Bill Dudley, of Tampa, Fla.
I hope you enjoy it! And look out for upcoming albums with Dave Wiesler and Dan Sebring, original songs and tunes written or co-written by all three of us, and another solo album of mine, “Love songs for friends and family”.
“Fiddler, Singer, composer… Laura Light is not just one of these, but all of them. She has a lot of loves and plays/sings/writes about them in this heartfelt and fun album. Surrounded by a talented group of musicians, she takes us from Quebec to Cuba, from the age of millwheels into the new Millennium, all the while betraying the love of tradition that I particularly love in composers.”
Praise for “No Gravity”
— singer, songwriter John McCutcheon