This 2018 footage was to be Laura’s debut on American television. She performs “Nevertheless (I’m In Love with You)” from her third studio album New Vintage, and talks with host Mike Huckabee about her background, the vinyl renaissance, and her work as a writer.
WHERE DID THE MAGIC GO
Originally by Tony Bennett, this song beautifully summarizes Laura’s “mission statement” of bringing the elegance, class and romance of the last century forward to today. The video was the 2019 AMG Heritage Awards’ winner in the “Best Video” category.
THAT'S HOW I GOT MY START
This great Frank Loesser-penned scorcher opens both New Vintage and the CD edition of the Top Shelf compilation. The video features a classic film noir-influenced style, with members of the Dallas Vintage Society appearing as extras.
The video for the title track of Laura’s 2013 album Necessary Evil was filmed on location in Goa, India, by internationally renowned recording artist and producer Oliver Sean.
LAST TRAIN TO MERCERVILLE
Necessary Evil closes with a track entitled “Last Train to Mercerville” that was written recently in a Johnny Mercer-esque style, and includes the names of thirty-three Mercer songs in its lyrics. Can you spot them all? If not, this video will help you along.
FEED THE BIRDS (LIVE)
Laura Ainsworth sings the "Mary Poppins" classic at the great folksinger/songwriter Lu Mitchell's farewell Christmas concert at Pocket Sandwich Theater in Dallas, Dec. 2013. Laura has yet to record this one in the studio.