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singer/comedian Laura Ainsworth, whose parody songs,
such as "Santa Baby (Help Me Through Recession
Tonight)" are heard on hundreds of radio
stations worldwide, including the "Mike Huckabee Show" on Cumulus Media...
Her acclaimed debut CD, Keep It To Yourself, and her new album, Necessary Evil , both produced and arranged by keyboard icon Brian Piper and featuring some of the greatest jazz players in the Southwest...
live musical/comedy and Great American Songbook
shows, including "Cole
Porter: Elegance & Decadence"
Young & Beautiful!," as
seen on Dallas Comcast Cable, the Las Vegas and
Dallas Comedy Festivals, Q TV's Jack E. Jett Show, the
many top clubs, theaters and corporate
"Dazzling! Sublime! Magnificent Entertainment!" -- BroadwayWorld.com
Music Guild Heritage Awards nominee for
Best Female Vocalist 2013, Best Female
Vocalist and Best Mainstream Artist 2014
From the Liner Notes of "Necessary Evil"...
I was staking out this gin joint from a dark booth in the far corner. Aside from the overpriced hooch, the big attraction was the music. Every night, great jazz cats drifted in to blow behind a redheaded chanteuse like no other I’d ever seen, and I’m a man who’s acquainted with his share of band singers. On the surface, this tootsie looked like a roller coaster girl: plenty of curves and lots of fun, but grown men would be crying before the ride was over. Then she started singing, and you could tell there was more to her than just a feast for hungry eyeballs.
She could hold a note longer
than my ex could hold a grudge, and caress it in
ways that were illegal in 17 states. One
minute, she’d sound as pure and innocent as a
church choir on Sunday morning; the next, as
full of sin as a church deacon on Saturday
fancied love songs, but not the moonstruck,
fairytale kind. The
kind about love lost, love gone wrong and love
letters returned unopened, postage due. People
crazy in love or just lust, desperate enough to
do anything from bobbing their noses to pressing
them against a bedroom window at midnight. She
sang of buying love, scheming for it, fooling
yourself into thinking you had it. Love
as an exotic fantasy, a bargain, a necessary
It was only near closing time,
when the band packed it in and the old records
began to spin on the jukebox, that you could
start to believe again in old-fashioned, tender
At least, for three minutes at a
one-sheet with info and bio, click
Songs & Videos
THREE FREE SONGS!
Ainsworth is a featured artist at
AllAboutJazz.com! To download a free
MP3 of the swinging big band title track of
"Necessary Evil," click
For a free MP3 of her steamy new take on the Cole Porter classic "Love For Sale" from her debut CD Keep It To Yourself, acclaimed as one of the best versions ever, click here!
Laura has also recorded the Irving Berlin classic, "You'd Be Surprised," with pianist Brian Piper and bassist John Adams! It's not available on any album, but fans can receive a FREE MP3 NOW! Just click here to join her email list and request a copy!
"Keep It To Yourself"
"While The Music Plays On"
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Laura was a 2014 AMG Awards
nominee for Best Female Vocalist and
Best Mainstream Artist! Look for
her performing "Last Train to
Mercerville" soon on a
nationally-televised AMG Awards TV
special, alongside Billy Gilman, Gloria
Gaynor, Chubby Checker, Shirley Caesar
and other great stars!
Laura's first tour of India
and Dubai as part of WOA Entertainment's
international indie artists showcase
kicks off Jan. 31, 2015, in Goa!
Laura was the very first
spotlight new artist featured on the new
Lounge Hi-Fi Hour show!
Laura was interviewed by WOA
Radio, heard throughout India, about her
track "Out of This World" that's
featured on the "Goa Chillout Zone Vol.
III" jazz compilation CD.
Laura was in Charlotte, NC,
where she was a nominee for Best Female
Vocalist of 2013 at the Artists Music
Laura was a guest on the
Aug. 14 episode of Mike Huckabee's
national radio show!
Laura was interviewed on Koop Kooper's great "Cocktail Nation" show #277!
To hear it, click here! You can also hear Laura played regularly on the show!
Laura was interviewed by Joe Dimino on "Neon Jazz!" To listen, click here!
Laura's version of "Out of This World" is featured on the latest WOA FM99 radio show! Click here!
Thanks to all the CMJ-reporting radio stations that have put "Necessary Evil" into the top 200 Jazz Week airplay charts, and climbing! A special shout-out to CSCR/Toronto Jazz for ranking it #6 two weeks in a row and to KFAI-Minneapolis (#4)!
is now getting
and is available for
purchase as a CD
or download at
Laura performed at a CD release party at Stoney's Wine Lounge on June 28th with Brian Piper, John Adams and Mike Drake! Click here for details!
Album #2, "Necessary Evil," featuring a full big band with some of the greatest jazz horn players in Texas, is set for release in mid-June! Get on the email list or join Laura on Facebook or Twitter to be notified when it's available!
"Keep It To Yourself" received a lead, rave review in the January "Vocalists" issue of Jazz Inside magazine. Click here to read it.
Laura is a featured artist at
AllAboutJazz.com. To download a free MP3 of "Love For
Tied with Stanley Clarke and Lee Ritenour on JazzWeek's Top Radio Airplay Chart!
Laura's debut album, "Keep It To Yourself," is now
available at CDBaby.com!
Featured CD on PRX's "Blues & Beyond!" Click
here to listen to the entire show!
"Keep It To Yourself" was the New Artist album of
the week on BluesJazzRadio.com!
Black & White
'30s glamor photo by Mark Oristano
"Keep It To
Yourself" cover photos by Shoshana Portnoy
photos by Larry Groebe except where
noted. Other photos by Pat Reeder.
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