things like hope, and healing. Now she's better at communication
with the crowd, with getting that message across" Cagno agrees.
"I think I'm better at writing a song and expressing my emotions though that. You can do that in music much more easily than you can in a conversation, where the defenses are up. That's my responsibility to the audience--to be able to look directly in there eyes, to put smiles on their faces, to give them hope."
Thus, the title, Hope Like an Angel."The song that bears name
was one of the standouts of Dancing Cantos, and is still a highlight
of Cagno's live appearances. Though she does not intend to rerecord
the song, she plans to use it for the titles of her second album. She
feels that phrase , that concept, is the touchstone of music.
Spirituality still plays an important part of Cagno's life--
remember that dream?" If she can convey that message to other people, she will.
"Hope like an angel, " she muses. Isn't that a good title for the new Millennium?"
Bill Nutt is a freelance writer who resides in Hackettstown, NJ.
(He writes regularly for the Star-Ledger and The New Jersey Herald and also authors the "Disc Course" music review column in The Star-Gazette in Hackettstown.)
Features/Reviews/Inspiration - Exclusive Montage Magazine Interview
Giving Hope (photo page)Laurie Cagno and Montage Magazine.
There has been no other time in recent history that female recording artists have so completely captured the national airwaves with their inspiring soulful sounds. From perennial performers like Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Whitney Houston,
to today’ s contemporary singers that include Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Alanis Morrisette, Paul Cole, Natalie Impruglia and so many other woman who are truly making
an impressive impact on the recording industry. Here on a regional level, Laurie Cagno
is a local girl from NJ willing to follow where faith leads in her musical journey.
She talks easily about the dream that changed her life. She’s not claiming any mystical powers or any higher level of consciousness. She knows this story may even make people laugh. But she "had this dream and her life hasn't been the same since".
Freelance writer ~Bill Nutt (Excerpt from the Fall of 1998 Vol.4. No.3.
Exclusive interview giving, Hope Like an Angel
"Laurie Cagno speaks openly about a profound dream,
that confirmed and changed her life forever".