Laura helped singer/songwriter friend Bill Sanner tell the hilarious and heartwarming story of his years in the US Navy Submarine Corps in this rollicking military memoir. Winner of the 2016 AMG Heritage Award for Best Book.
In this hilarious reverse self-help book, Laura and husband/writing partner Pat Reeder offer valuable life lessons illustrated by hundreds of hilarious stories from their radio service, The Comedy Wire. Foreword by Mike Huckabee.
Laura is a proud member of the Indie Collaborative, an organization of independent artists supporting each other and promoting great indie music in all genres. Click the logo to learn more .
Top Shelf LP now on sale at Disk Union in Japan
We are proud to announce that Laura’s Top Shelf LP is now available at Disk Union, which is one of the largest record store chains in Japan. Top Shelf compiles the best of Laura’s three studio albums onto one 180-gram, 12” vinyl LP. Click on the video above for more information and for sample tracks from the album.
Laura won three AMG Awards: Video, Album and Female Vocalist of the Year!
On November 10, at a ceremony in Monroe, NC, hosted by Thelma Houston and taped for national broadcast, Laura Ainsworth was honored with three Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards out of five nominations.
She received the awards for Album of the Year (New Vintage), Video of the Year ("That's How I Got My Start") and Female Vocalist of the Year. AMG founder and multi-award-winning Christian music artist David L. Cook quipped that it was "the year of Laura Ainsworth!"
Laura wishes to express her deepest thanks to the AMG, a non-profit group dedicated to mentoring indie artists and supporting music education for kids. The AMG Heritage Awards are chosen by industry professionals from samples submitted by nominees, with results based solely on qualify of music, not fame, promo budget or major label affiliation, which makes the awards even more meaningful.
National TV Debut and Award Nominations
Laura Ainsworth's scheduled Sept. 8th appearance on "Huckabee" on TBN has been delayed due to a song licensing issue, but the segment will air soon. Please check back or join her Facebook fan page or Twitter feed to be notified of the new air date.
After the "Huckabee" taping in Nashville, Laura visited Dollywood, where she was a five-time nominee in the Josie Music Awards.
Award-Winning New Music Now Available!
Laura's acclaimed new album New Vintage debuted with a special solo show at New York’s elegant Metropolitan Room, a guest spot in the Indie Collaborative showcase at the world-famous Bitter End, a profile in the Bible of Jazz, Downbeat magazine, and a spot on JazzWeek's Top 20 Most-Added Albums chart! New Vintage earned Laura five nominations each in the Josie Music Awards and the Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards…three Global Music Awards Bronze Medals, for Best Female Jazz and Retro/Easy Listening Artist and Best Easy Listening Performance (“Where Did The Magic Go”)…The Clousine International Music Award for Best Jazz Album (Spring 2018)…And a “Best of the Best of 2017” honor from the internationally-syndicated radio/Internet show, “Cocktail Nation”.
Critics raved that New Vintage “sparkles like champagne” (Dallas Voice) and is “a smile-inducing winner” (Jersey Jazz), “top-notch” (Cabaret Scenes), “a must for jazzbo vocal fans” (MidwestRecord.com) and “sublime…a perfect album” (AMProfile). Downbeat magazine hailed her as a “unique persona” with “a seamless delivery derived from the ‘40s and ‘50s, yet contemporary as well.”
Also new: Top Shelf, a 180-gram, virgin vinyl LP of 10 classic tracks from Laura's first three albums! Specially remastered for vinyl by renowned engineer Kent Stump of Crystal Clear Sound and manufactured on brand new, state-of-the-art equipment by Hand Drawn Pressing.
To purchase Laura Ainsworth's all-new album New Vintage, click here.
To purchase Laura Ainsworth's new best-of audiophile vinyl LP Top Shelf, click here.
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New Video: “Where Did The Magic Go”
Presenting a new video for “Where Did The Magic Go,” a wonderful song that beautifully summarizes Laura’s idea of “New Vintage,” from her album of that name. Originally recorded by Tony Bennett, the lyricist gave Laura permission to change it slightly so that instead of being about someone who lived through those great years of elegant entertainment, it’s about someone who wants to bring them back (she also included a special tribute to her big band genius dad, who formed her out-of-time musical tastes – see if you can spot it!). How many of her icons can you recognize? And be sure to watch to the very end for a special surprise!
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This song won Laura the Global Music Awards Bronze Medal for Best Easy Listening Performance.
NEW VIDEO: "THAT'S HOW I GOT MY START"
Presenting a new video in classic film noir style for this great early Frank Loesser scorcher, available on both New Vintage and the Top Shelf audiophile vinyl LP.
MAJOR MEDIA APPEARANCES
New Vintage is attracting plenty of media attention. Click here to listen to Laura’s interview with the top bachelor pad music show Buddies Lounge, click here for her in-depth interview on the Beyond The Playlist podcast, click here for her recent appearance on Neon Jazz, and click here for her interview with the avatar of cool, Koop Kooper, on the internationally syndicated Cocktail Nation, which named New Vintage as one of the “Best of the Best of 2017”.
LAURA IS FEATURED IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
Laura is featured in the December holiday/readers’ poll edition of Downbeat magazine, the Bible of jazz.
Also look for an interview/feature soon in the national magazine Cabaret Scenes, all about the songs of New Vintage.
Learn all about Laura and see some exclusive photos from the New Vintage cover shoot in this revealing and entertaining interview by blogger and celebrity photographer Alan Mercer. Click here.
LAURA AINSWORTH RELEASES VIDEO FOR “NECESSARY EVIL” SHOT ON TOUR IN GOA, INDIA
The official video for "Necessary Evil" is here! Directed by international pop star Oliver Sean during Laura's tour of Goa, India, and Dubai as part of the WOA Records India Tour and WOA International Music Festival Goa and Dubai.