"Art for your soul"
Photos and poems
- Mary Barnett Campagna
The Peace Perspective
(An excellent read for
parents and caregivers.)
Gregory Hines and Keith Illidge Loving
You never know who you will meet during business
and pleasure in NYC.
"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
(Cherished tip: 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., prior to him hearing this song..
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
Early days of ground work and play in New Jersey;
sitting-in with From Good Homes. Bernie's Hillside
in northern New Jersey.
Dancing Cantos and Dreams keep asking to dance
credit notes and photos, history, all under, - CDBaby.com (navigation-bar.)
Check out each of their original music:
(left to right in photo)
Jamie Coan - violin, mandolin.
Brady, Bass – www.bradyrymer.com
Patrick, drums – www.patrickfitzsimmons.net
(They all write, sing and are multi-instrumentalist.)
- Dan Cappiello
Really cool. A Gregory Hines USA
postal stamp, January 2019
Looking great is, Keith L. I.
(Third in from the left.)
Keith Illidge Loving
A one-of-a-kind superstar-musician-painter,
who has given so freely of his gifts and talents
to millions of people. 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.
Who knew your lovely Lilly would be the angel to connect our stars with such a warm
introduction through Facebook.
Couisins Gregg and Laurie
"Never stop singing
your own song."
(This was a gift from a friend, many years ago.)
Website Tour Guide
- Features/Reviews/Inspiration (current page)
- Eyes of the World,
(Cuzzie cover love of a Grateful Dead song.)
- Press Peeks
- Entire Exclusive Interview with
Montage Magazine. ~ Bill Nutt
- Mr. Michael DeMaio Homage
(Beloved retired high school music teacher, musical arranger, composer, off-Broadway director)
- Critics Corner Interview (embracing love)
- Music Head Magazine interview
Review, seven title pages with sub-pages.
At the very top.
Note, waves of musician's credits
here, there and everywhere.
The artist's way around the world.
Laurie Cagno singer-songwriter from NJ. Reflective story filled songs for all ages.
Many genres from and for heart and soul connections. A collaboration of creative inspiration. Past, present and beyond,
meet destiny for the highest good.
Featured Artists and check out the following:
Multi-instrumentalist with the band, Railroad Earth,
Tim Carbone is also involved in band projects with,
The Contribution, and Cedar Sparks; I am working on obtaining accurate information....Look them up too. So talented..
Todd, and Tim are both in http://www.railroad.earth
Go check out many northern New Jersey artists.
Stay tuned-in for updates and additional featured artists
Eventually, no doubt, as you dive deeper, yes,
deeper, you will connect all of these creative dots.
And then yes, "come up smiling." ~ T.S.
This time-around's featured musician,
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.)
Gregory Hines, Keith Loving and The Family Band
Check out more paintings
and support truly inspiring
original music on Facebook and...
Keith Illidge Loving, and
Keith Loving and the Family Bandhttps://store.cdbaby.com/cd/familyportriat
Lara, Suzy, Laurie
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.
Scroll all the way over and up
and down for optimum surfing.
Review - Original music.
Songs written by,
Laurie Cagno, co-songwriters,
and co-arrangements with musicians.
@copyrights USA, registered BMI
Two Facebook pages:
Laurie Cagno Witter
Laurie Cagno Creative
Listen to rock-n-roll
full of serious,
fun-loving and substance.
Let me be clear,
go see all of the artist
listed on this page and throughout this website
the sooner the better.
"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. Working on 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
Original song, Rain dance, is a a waves of sun-showers.
Recorded on my debut CD. It opens up the heart and calls
all creation to sing and dance with tear-dropped tongues that renew the spirit of kindness and unconditional love.
Think of This
Treasure Quest Trivia
How many musicians have touched your
heart and soul?
Who, when, where,
why and how?
May 2018 Thank you, Dave La Point and Ed Hamell,
for supporting original music. It is an honor to be included among so many great talents on the, Wall of Fame.
The Sarah Street Grill, Stroudsburg, PA
Delicious food and great service accompanied by,
wonderful musicians for 23 years.
Keep your eyes and ears open for a steady there,
Len Mooney, pianist, singer songwriter, and Ed Hamell.
And, when you visit please give my best.