Laurie Raveis / 101, released Oct 2013, comprises six textural, lyrical landscapes and honest, heart diving original tunes. Laurie sings and plays acoustic, electric, high octave, baritone, 12 string and sitar guitar. She is joined by Matt Smith; producer, bass & lap steel; Bryan Austin drums and David Webb; keyboards.
"Thanksgiving" is a beautifully crafted story with a catchy pre-chorus and emotionally uplifting chorus. "Cowgirl" takes a twist from the simple joys of childhood freedom underlined by a country double feel beat, to a harsh reality exposed reminiscent of Pink Floyd. The rock girl empowerment anthem, "Hey Girls" is a driving force with a vocals/boogaloo breakdown for an added 'umph' - to do your thing! "Just Begun" is a relaxed, island feel with the ease and excitement of a new relationship contrasted by the untimely mourning of it's sweet and ultimate end. Blues rock number "Let me think" uncovers the thinkers from the doers and gives way to a breaking point of the relationship. " Here's a Chance" is a folk rock tune that visits the past and builds with passion to reclaim life and oneself.
Laurie Raveis also performs as 'Raveis Kole' (raveiskole.com
) with guitarist, Dennis Kole.
Raveis Kole’s upcoming Summer Album Release, "Electric Blue Dandelion,” will feature lyrical heart, driving rhythms of rock, reggae and latin based beats with an open, airy feel of Debussy chordal progressions intermixed with both western and eastern scales. "Electric Blue Dandelion" will feature some of their most popular performance songs: "Holding Onto a Rainbow", "Dawn Breaks Through" and "Fearless," as well as a top secret surprise offering. Shh!
Laurie Raveis was the 2014 Berklee Online Scholarship winner at Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival in Big Fork, Montana. This winter, she volunteered as a band coach and guitar instructor at Bellingham Girls Rock Camp.