"Laurie, OMG! Your song, Think of This, 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, guitar player, musical composer-arranger, painter of the arts
(Keith first heard this song on Facebook. We did not know each other
before an endearing personal interaction between us. Through musical-heart-strings
we share an amazing soul connection. Another, hint, hint, Goldilocks.)
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
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
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
"Laurie is Love.” ~ Lara Gonzalez, lead percussionist for the band,
Marafanyi, dance & song with poetry in motion from the USA.
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,
(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
n a magical ride well-worth taking. All you have to do is jump in.
~ Mike Markovski, author of The Peace Perspective “Seeing the world in a new way”
Honoring past, present and beyond:
(Bernie's Hillside in northern New Jersey.)
This is a photo from early days. 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 and colorful stage lights.
Lara, Suzy, Laurie
WritngContact Sound Waves
Colorful, reflective story filled songs for all ages.
Waves of life the artists' way around the world.
For a short and sweet journey surf over to LaurieCagnoMusic.com
Face Book pages:
Laurie Cagno Witter
Laurie Cagno Creative Writing
(CDBaby digital partners.)
In love speed, it is one step at a time
getting to know each other.
Enjoy surfing all the waves up,
down and over for
adventure and entertainment.
We actually met on stage, in the 90s as adults through keen friends. We met as very young children a few times in Brklyn',
New York, via-Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause.
Gregory Hines and Keith Illidge Loving
You never know who you will meet during business and pleasure while working in NYC
Who knew our stars would
connect with such a warm and
Couisins Gregg and Laurie
Heads up high for
another awesome favorite artist
It was such an honor and
such fun to meet him.
Painting titled, Image. Inspired
by the Beatles and strawberry fields.
One of our favorites,
featured at Wyland Galleries
Keith and I finally met in person a few years later when he personally delivered his beloved Gibson guitar, Golda to me, now her new caregiver/receiver.
I am honored and humbled.
Her new name is Goldilocks
as of July 2019
Think of This
Rain Dance with waves of sun showers.
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.
Keith is playing on Roberta Flack
and Barry Manilow's gold records. (Behind him in this photo.)
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
Stay tuned-in for updates
and additional featured artists
Heads up for another featured artist coming soon.
(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.
The Peace Perspective
(An excellent read for
parents and caregivers.)
Sound Waves ~ Daniel Cappiello
Keith is one of a kind superstar musician, painters.
He has given, sewing, freely his colorful gifts and talents
to millions of people around the world. And still does.
I am thankful to Keith for generously, gently watering seeds planted deep my heart for centuries.
He and The Family Band' music touches
my soul and truly "goose bumps me back."
For this I am eternally grateful.
With the utmost respect and love, Laurie
Keith Loving Illidge
Guitarist, singer, composer, arranger, painter.
(Keith was G.H.'s faithful guitar player for 20 plus years. etc.)
Reminder: Surf all the waves are up, down and over.
Gregory Hines, Keith Loving and The Family Band
fork in the road
Love reflects love.
Sound Waves Trivia
How many musicians
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,
Review, seven title pages with sub-pages.
At the very top.
Meet, waves of wonderful artists,
musicians and credits
here, there and everywhere.
Celebrating Black Heritage
and Gregory Hines, 2019
"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.
Moon shine, shine, shine
A Gregory Hines USA
postal stamp January 2019
Looking great is Keith
(Third in from the left.)
K.I.L., Guitar man
red and white
"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.
Originals, prints and postcards available. Hot tip:
They are going quick.
all artwork shared
on these waves are available and featured via-the artist' in galleries
and live shows
locally and globally.
Seek social media and Stay tuned-in
here for updates.