From Stephen Holden’s warmly positive NY Times review of Grace Cosgrove’s Laura Nyro show – “To Laura With Love!”
“…easily one of the most loving and well-crafted homage shows of the year.”
“A CLASS ACT! With finesse and respect for the material, Grace Cosgrove elegantly elevates all she sings when she digs deep, and strikes gold.”
Laura’s music could make you laugh and cry at the same time and she broke all the rules. Songwriters who came after her like Elton John, Ricki Lee Jones, Suzanne Vega, Todd Rundgren, Elvis Costello and Tori Amos tip their hats to her influence. I’ve been enthralled with Laura Nyro’s music since my first listen as a teenager. Please join me and my AMAZING BAND for this celebration of Laura Nyro’s music!
My pianist is Clifford Carter, who has played with James Taylor, Natalie Cole, Michael Feinstein, and Paul Simon among others. My guitarist is Jack Cavari, the versatile NYC session and Broadway musician. Jason Di Matteo, plays bass and has traveled the world with Burnt Sugar, Susan Werner and more. Margaret Dorn (background vocals) has sung across a broad range of genres with artists such as Celine Dion, Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, Michael McDonald, and Manhattan Transfer. Emily Bindiger (background vocals) also has a range of versatile credits to her name – Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, Steve Van Zandt, Jewel, Ann Hampton Callaway and The Accidentals.
The CD: To Laura With Love was a finalist in the Best CD Category at BroadwayWorld.com.
Kindred spirit Grace Cosgrove has the insight and foresight to bring Laura Nyro’s confessional and cathartic, mesmerizingly melancholy, ever melding genres, to today’s listeners. Grace and her amazing band capture the essence of Laura without excess or imitation.
The CD, “TO LAURA WITH LOVE” has been nominated in the Best CD Category at BroadwayWorld.com. Click here to cast your vote.
The SHOW, “TO LAURA WITH LOVE,” SOLD OUT in NYC!
My amazing seven-piece band and I had a blast! Thanks so much to all the fans! Because of your support we’ve been invited to reprise the show 2 more times!
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