Laura Tate

Here are some of Laura's thoughts about her Laura's fourth album, "Let's Just Be Real," awarded #5 Best Blues Album of 2017 by Vivascene

"Poets have written about romantic love for thousands of years, yet today’s songwriters still find a way to write music that makes you see love with new eyes. Love is fun – and funny. It’s surprising and sexy, tough and tender. This album looks at what I’d call the cycle of love – that dizzying fairground ride that takes us up and down and all around, from new love and passion to heartbreak and rebound.
 
I’ve ridden that big carnival wheel of love and I can identify with every song on this album. Let’s just be real for a moment: I bet you can relate to them, too.  -- Laura"

Coming Soon

  • Laura played to a SOLD OUT house on February 9th at a special unplugged performance at Star City Studio Productions Live at Studio C, in El Paso, Texas  with renowned pianist Jeff Paris. Tickets.
  • Upcoming performance Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, California on Thursday, March 28, 2019.  More information about tickets to come.
  • Just released, the live music "Hittin' on Nothin'" live at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre in El Paso, Texas.
  • Recently released, the live music video, "The Boys Are Back In Town." You are going to love it!
  • Take a look at the music video, "I Still Got The Blues," off the album "Let's Just Be Real." 
  • In pre-production for video "Live from Vitello's Upstairs in Studio City California."
  • Laura's fifth album is in pre-production, to be released in the fall of 2019.

Just Released

Latest Album

Some listeners know that I took a break from music for a few years. Life intervened. Then, I asked myself, "What am I waiting for?" With more than a little help from friends from my past, I released three CDs in four years. Each was more fun than I could have ever imagined and this project has been no exception. All our recording sessions just reinforced the power of friendship and love.  

Poets have written about romantic love for thousands of years, yet today’s songwriters still find a way to write music that makes you see love with new eyes. Love is fun – and funny. It’s surprising and sexy, tough and tender. This album looks at what I’d call the cycle of love – that dizzying fairground ride that takes us up and down and all around, from new love and passion to heartbreak and rebound.  

I’ve ridden that big carnival wheel of love and I can identify with every song on this album. Let’s just be real for a moment: I bet you can relate to them, too.                                                                                                                                                -- Laura 

Let's Just Be Real - Released May 1, 2017. This new album was recorded at Ultra Tone Recording Studio, and Jesi-Lu Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California. Three of the songs were written by the late Stephen Bruton. Other wonderful song writers featured are Terry Wilson, Doug MacLeod, Mel Harker and David Raven to name a few. The fabulous players on this album, who Laura can't thank enough for their talent, include:

  • Terry Wilson: Bass Guitar, all tracks
  • Teresa James: Back-up vocals
  • Billy Watts: Guitars, all tracks
  • Jeff Paris: Piano, B3
  • Tony Braunagel: Drums, all tracks
  • Lee Thornberg: Brass
  • Paulie Cerra: Saxophones
  • Leslie Smith: Percussion