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Laura Ainsworth
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Home of 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...

And Laura's live musical/comedy and Great American Songbook shows, including "Cole Porter: Elegance & Decadence" and "Keep Young & Beautiful!," as seen on Dallas Comcast Cable, the Las Vegas and Dallas Comedy Festivals, Q TV's Jack E. Jett Show, the Arkansas Governor's Mansion and many top clubs, theaters and corporate events!   

"Dazzling! Sublime! Magnificent Entertainment!"  -- BroadwayWorld.com


Artists Music Guild Heritage Awards nominee for Best Female Vocalist 2013, Best Female Vocalist and Best Mainstream Artist 2014


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NEWS FLASHES: 

Laura is a nominee for both Best Female Vocalist and Best Mainstream Artist in the nationally-televised Artist Music Guild Heritage Awards in November, 2014!

Laura is coming to India and Dubai as part of WOA Entertainment International indie artists tour, Jan. 31-Feb. 12, 2015! 

Also, "The Lies of Handsome Men" from Laura's CD Necessary Evil has been chosen to appear on the best-selling WOA compilation series disc, Independent #1's (Vol. 3)!






NOW AVAILABLE!  LAURA'S NEW ALBUM,
"NECESSARY EVIL"


"A magnificent interpreter of song...Laura Ainsworth has not only met the incredible standard set by her debut recording, but surpassed it with her timeless musical craftsmanship and abundant raw talent." - Eric Harabadian, Jazz Inside magazine
Necessary Evil front cover

To purchase Necessary Evil from CDBaby.com, as a CD or MP3 download, click on the CD cover or HERE!

   
 
To download from iTunes, CLICK HERE!     https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/necessary-evil/id652853666

 


To buy the MP3 version from Amazon, CLICK HERE!



Laura's second album features a dozen terrific songs from the 1920s to right now, on the theme of love as a "necessary evil," in all its forms -- from the longing of "My Foolish Heart" to the self-delusion of "The Lies of Handsome Men;" from the exotic fantasy of "Out of This World" to the hilarious honesty of "Just Give Me A Man."  In the end, we learn that the only place where love is always pure, true and eternal is in the great old songs on the jukebox ("I'd Give a Dollar for a Dime").

Produced and arranged by Brian Piper and featuring some of the greatest jazz musicians in North Texas, including an all-star 13-piece horn section on the title track and the brand new big band "instant classic," "Last Train to Mercerville!"  Available through CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon and most major download sites, and orderable through any brick-and-mortar record store.



Click here to view the One-Sheet, with album info and contacts for radio, press and interviews. 

Click here to read Laura's thoughts on each song on "Necessary Evil!"

Scroll down for YouTube videos of tracks from the CD! 


“FOUR AND A HALF STARS!...A smart and brilliant contribution to the world jazz scene; it is a real, passionate and lovely tribute to the composers and singers that some decades ago released these standards; it is a tribute to some key moments in the history of jazz.” – Oscar Montagut, TheWorldMusicReport.com

"It is reminiscent of those classic Verve, Capitol or Columbia albums of the 1950’s, but equally it is so vintage 2013 you just need to grab a copy and listen." -- Richard Irvine, morning show host, RNA Radio/87.7FM, Scotland


NORTH AMERICAN RADIO AIRPLAY:   WTJU 91.1FM, Charlottesville, VA…WBLZ, Birmingham, AL…WPKN, Bridgeport, CT…KEBN Online Radio Network…KFCF-FM, Fresno, CA…KLOI-102.9 FM, Lopez Island, WA…WHFC-FM, Bel Air, MD…KOTO, Telluride, CO…WDPS, Dayton, OH…WERU, East Orland, ME…WBRH-FM, Baton Rouge, LA…KRFP FM, Moscow, ID (CMJ add -#8 in top 10)…CSCR/Toronto Jazz (#6 two weeks in a row!)...KFAI-Minneapolis (#4)...and many more!

WORLDWIDE: Koop Kooper’s Cocktail Nation (internationally syndicated)…Radio Adelaide, Australia…91.7-FM, Buenos Aires…Radio Planicie 91.5 FM, Lima, Peru…ZuidWest FM, Netherlands…10 Radio 105.3-FM, UK…Radio North Angus, Scotland…Animajazz.eu radio, Italy...and more!


RADIO STATIONS:  To request a CD or sound files and press materials, email webmaster@lauraainsworth.com and put RADIO: (Your Call Letters)" in the Subject line.  For CD requests, include name and mailing address.


For more rave reviews, click here!




LAURA'S DEBUT, "
KEEP IT TO YOURSELF"


SPECIAL SALE PRICE!  JUST $7.97 AT CDBABY.COM!

“Gifted with a sultry, swoon-inducing croon, Ainsworth can sing any words and command attention…The whole album is among the year's most consistently engaging jazz releases, performed with class and heartfelt passion.” –
AllAboutJazz.com
 

Click here to
                          sample and buy your copy of Laura Ainsworth's
                          "Keep It To Yourself." from
                          CDBaby.com!

To buy
Laura Ainsworth's critically-acclaimed debut, "Keep It To Yourself," as a CD or download from CDBaby, click here  or on the photo to the right!  

CLICK HERE TO ORDER FROM iTUNES

Also available in Dallas at CD Source in Old Town, Bill's, Good Records and orderable through any music retailer! 

Produced, arranged and featuring keyboards by 2011 Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year Brian Piper, and guest-starring some of the top jazz musicians in the Southwest!  The CD debut of Laura Ainsworth shows off both her gorgeous, nearly three-octave voice and her outstanding versatility -- from the contemporary title track to obscure gems from the '20s to '50s, to brilliant new takes on the standards, including her steamy concert showstopper "Love For Sale" and a haunting rendition of "Skylark," recorded live in a single take with guitarist Chris DeroseA fan on Jango Radio online summed it up in one word:  "WOW!
"

For details on each song on the CD, click here!
             

For a one-sheet with info and bio, click here!













Songs & Videos


THREE FREE SONGS!

Laura Ainsworth is a featured artist at AllAboutJazz.com!  To download a free MP3 of the swinging big band title track of "Necessary Evil," click here! 

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!

 

 
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To hear full-length streaming versions of sample songs, including "Skylark," "Love For Sale" and "Fantastic Planet of Love," click here for Jango Radio Online/RadioAirplay!




Sampler of all tracks from "Necessary Evil!"






Click Each Title From "Necessary Evil" To View Videos On YouTube


Necessary Evil       Last Train To Mercerville    Out Of This World

The Lies Of Handsome Men    Love Is A Dangerous Thing

Just Give Me A Man    I'd Give A Dollar For A Dime




"My Foolish Heart"
(Live version of a song that appears in a full band/studio version on "Necessary Evil")






From "Keep It To Yourself"


"Keep It To Yourself"




"Skylark"





"While The Music Plays On"



To see/hear more, click here...









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Laura headlining at Django on the Parkway

The email list is just to alert you to upcoming shows and record releases and share free material from Laura.  Your contact info will never be sold or shared with anyone else for any reason! Just drop us a line to join, and you'll receive a FREE MP3 of the Irving Berlin classic, "You'd Be Surprised!"  ("The best voice for singing Irving Berlin that I've ever heard, at least in this century!" - Jim Compton-Schmidt, Jazz Building Blocks, KFSR-FM, Fresno)

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Laura Ainsworth in genuine '50s country club party
                dressNEWS & SHOWS! 

Laura was the very first spotlight new artist featured on the new Buddies 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 Guild Awards. 

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)!

"Necessary Evil" is now getting worldwide raves and radio play, and is available for purchase as a CD or download at CDBaby.com!

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 Sale," click here!

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! and iTunes!

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!


Need a laugh right now? Read "Laura's Diary" for her comments on plastic surgery, cosmetics and other hilariously depressing topics!   Or read Laura's  Blogspot site, where you can leave comments on her posts!


Two interviews with Laura  have been added to Yahoo Health's site, featuring all sorts of inspirational stories from real women!  View them
here and here

A video profile of Laura from the Dallas Morning News' NeighborsGo section!




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Black & White '30s glamor photo by Mark Oristano

"Keep It To Yourself" cover photos by Shoshana Portnoy

Django photos by Larry Groebe except where noted.  Other photos by Pat Reeder.

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