Gregory Hines and Keith Illidge Loving
You never know who you will meet during business and pleasure in NYC (April 2015)
"Laurie, OMG! That song is BEAUTIFUL. And your singing is JUST as beautiful.
If not MORE beautiful. Trust me. I had the honor and privilege to have played for Aretha,
Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Valerie Simpson and MORE GREAT songers.
You take a back seat to NONE of them. You goose-bumped me babe."
- Keith Illidge Loving, January 2015
Regarding cherished response: Keith is referring to my original song, Think of This, he heard on Facebook.
We did not know each other before an endearing personal interaction between us.Through musical-heart-strings we share a deep soul connection. It is amazing when and how this happens.
My cousin Laurie has a voice that stops you in your tracks. She has that rare quality that makes you sit up and take notice and want to hear more. She possesses a sincerity that cuts right through all that sound-alike-top-40-wannabe-white-noise and reaches out with an urgency that proves she's the real thing. Whether she's singing rock, gospel, country, soul, folk or jazz (all genres which she commands with a natural grace) that voice takes you there. That's a gift you can only be born with, and what better way to give thanks for a gift than to share it with the world. Thank you Laurie! - Gregg Cagno Singer-Songwriter, April 2015
I can tell you with pleasure that this songbird fills any room with inspiration and ideas that infuse the audience with energy, and freedom. She is an incredible talent. Her performance is commanding, powerful, warm and inviting. I had the opportunity to work with Laurie as a support vocal for her EP, “Dreams” Keep Asking
to Dance.” I have enjoyed not only collaborating with her but embracing a lifelong friend. - Suzanne Carrington, Singer-Songwriter, January 2015
Musicians make great observers of the human condition. Some tackle specific political issues and decry injustice. Others discuss their heroes or heroic acts. Some just look around, take in what they see and create art. That is what Laurie Cagno has done with “Think of This”. This is a very simple song, just a singer and piano. A very wise choice because it doesn't need anything else. She starts off like John Lennon reading the news. Like most of us it makes no sense. Her view expands to strangers in the streets, loneliness and other maladies we face. But this is no downer. It’s not preacher either. She simply implores us to Think of This, consider the alternatives and “together we rise and fall“. She does this with passion and a clear voice that makes the lyrics even more poignant.
"Think of This" is not an anthem, but it is a very positive thought in a negative world, written and performed
by Laurie Cagno with style and grace. It’s something we all need to keep in mind.
- Mark Shultz, Station Owner-DJ-Mark Skin Radio on the internet-Boston, MA, March 2015
"Laurie is Love.” ~ Lara Gonzalez, Marafanyi dance & song with poetry in motion from the USA. June 2016
Hi Laurie, I was able to listen to your music over the weekend. Both were beautiful to listen to.
The lyrics and you’re your voice are amazing. I am not surprised that the world is welcoming you and great opportunities, and potential await you. Good luck. You deserve it. - Jay Smith, April 2015
(Co-author of Venus Abound. And, Reboot Your Life, and Revolutionary Retirement; What's Next For You?)
Laurie Cagno’s music touches the heart and soothes the soul. There are few singers in the world whose voice brings such comfort to our senses. Laurie is one of those rare singers who sings with unbridled passion and sensuality.
Her voice takes the listener on an emotional journey that connect them with the essence of each song.
Laurie is not only an accomplished singer but also an immensely talented writer. Writing many of her own songs, she connects with the lyrics in a very powerful way. Her songs will take you on a journey that will awaken your emotions and senses. The lyrics convey emotions such as love, pain, understanding, spirituality, and acceptance. Some of my favorite songs from Laurie’s first two EPs are Peace of Mind, You’re the One, Rain Dance, and Hope like an Angel. Do yourself a favor and take a listen to Laurie’s beautifully written and performed songs on her CD’s, Dancing Cantos and Dreams Keep Asking To Dance. Laurie’s soothing voice is ready to take you
on a magical ride well-worth taking. All you have to do is jump in.
~Mike Markovski Author; The Peace Perspective “Seeing the world in a new way” April 2015
Honoring past, present and beyond:
(Bernie's Hillside in northern New Jersey.)
This is a photo from some early days of sound-waves.
I am sitting-in with the band, From Good Homes.
Wonderful musicians who I love and respect
very much with cherished memories.
To sing with them, yes, where some beautiful songs began, made all the best difference. And still does.
Lead singer, Todd Sheaffer and
band mates, Jamie Coan-violin, Brady Rymer-Bass, Patrick Fitzsimons-drums and Dan Meyers-saxophone
(In photo also sitting in are, Damian Calcain and Rob?)
All musicians who generously share and have shared their precious time, energy, talents
and their warm stage lights.
The way artists support artists.
Inspired, unconditionally through dance and song..
My debut 9 track EP, Dancing Cantos
13 track EP, Dreams Keep asking to Dance
Surf up and over for credits, photos, history and more.
under, - Original music sub-pages(navigation-bar.)
Yes, Keith is playing on the Roberta Flack and Barry Manilow
gold records behind him.
Moon shine, shine, shine
on FB and
Wyland Galleries at Armand Square in Sarasota, Florida. January 2020
A wonderful team of professional
Art Consultants and Designers.
Representing amazing artists
from around the world.
Website Tour Guide
- Features/Reviews/Inspiration (current page)
- Eyes of the World,
(Mini-track EP Grateful Dead cover cuzzie love)
- Press Peeks
- Entire Exclusive Interview with
Montage Magazine. ~ Bill Nutt
arranger, composer, off-Broadway director)
- Critics Corner Interview (embracing love)
- Michael DeMaio Homage
(Beloved retired high school music teacher, musical arranger, composer, off-Broadway director)
Review, seven title pages with sub-pages.
At the very top.
Meet, waves of wonderful artists,
musicians and credits
here, there and everywhere.
Originals, prints and postcards available. Hot tip:
They are going quick.
Celebrating Black Heritage
and Gregory Hines, 2019
Stay tuned-in for updates
and additional featured artists
Keith Loving Illidge
Guitarist, singer, composer, painter.
(Clearly, among, other beloved and talented,
artist friends and associates.)
(Note: Keith was G.H.'s faithful guitar player for 20 plus years.)
(Original Sold, Prints available.)
Gregory Hines, Keith Loving and The Family Band
Check out more paintings
and real hits songs he is playing guitar on. And his collaborative original music
Keith Illidge Loving and
Keith Loving and the Family Bandhttps://store.cdbaby.com/cd/familyportriat
Heads up high
Another awesome and favorite artist
It was such an honor and such fun
to meet this wonderful artist,
Painting titled, Image. Inspired
by the Beatles and strawberry fields.
One of our favorites,
featured at Wyland Galleries
Lara, Suzy, Laurie
Reflective story filled songs for all ages to share.
Past, present and beyond meet destiny to serve the highest good.
Laurie Cagno artist-singer-song writer's way around the world.
Two FaceBook pages:
Laurie Cagno Witter
Laurie Cagno Creative
In-love-speed, one step at a time getting to know each other.
Yes, keep surfing all the waves down and over
adventure and entertainment.
We finally met in person a few years later when he personally delivered his beloved Gibson guitar, Golda to me; her new caregiver/receiver; honored and humbled.
Her new name is Goldilocks. July 2019
We actually met on stage,
as adults, through keen friends.
We met as very young children
a few times in Brklyn', New York
via-Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause.
Think of This,
Sound-Waves Trivia Q&A
How many musicians have touched your
heart and soul?
why and how?
The Peace Perspective
(An excellent read for
parents and caregivers.)
Who knew our stars would connect with such a warm introduction
Couisins Gregg and Laurie
"Never stop singing
your own song."
This was a gift, from a friend,
many years ago, 1998
Makes me smile, and it is so true.
(May 2018) It is an honor for me to be included
among many great talents, here on this Wall of Fame.
The Sarah Street Grill, Stroudsburg, PA
Thank you, Dave LaPointe and Ed Hamell (artist-musician)
for supporting original music from the being and still.
Delicious food and great service accompanied by,
wonderful musicians for 23 years.
"Connecting with the audience is one of Laurie’s great strengths. She’s always been into positive things, like hope, love and healing. Communicating with the crowd, getting that message across. She is a creative artist with a solid work ethic. Workingwith her songwriting, arranging and in the studio
is inspiring and a joy." October, 11, 2017
~ Paul Maassen, General Manager, WWNO, 89.9fm,
NPR New Orleans, Louisiana
Paul is also an terrific guitar player
and co-producer of debut 9 track EP, Dancing Cantos.
K.I.L., Guitar man
red and white
A Gregory Hines USA
postal stamp, January 2019
Looking great is, Keith
(Third in from the left.)
has given sew freely his colorful gifts and talents
to millions of people around the world. And still does.
Thank you, Keith for generously, gently watering seeds
planted deep my heart for centuries.
Your music touches my soul too.
You truly "goose bumped me back."
For this I am eternally grateful.
Think of This
Rain Dances with wave of sun-showers.
As the sky opens up, the heart warms and calls for more peace, love and hope.
Can you feel it coming?
Recorded on debut CD, Dancing Cantos.
fork in the road
sooner than later
Stay tune-in for detailed updates