Heart of the Great Unknown is Laura Baron’s latest album. Soulful, ethnic, and renewing, this full length album is a must for every music lover who appreciates diversity. We asked Laura to describe her journey of creating the album and her thoughts of the outcome.
“It all started with my trip to India where I adopted my daughter Ruchi from an orphanage in New Delhi. I wrote the song Heart of the Great Unknown for her as I prepared for one of the greatest journeys of my life. I recorded the song with Marco (found my producer!) and thus an album was born. I blend my love for jazz, blues and contemporary folk into the eleven tracks on the record. The sounds of tabla and wooden flute add a world feel in the expert hands of Broto Roy on tabla
and Raman featured on a gorgeous wooden flute solo. An all-star cast of artists add their unique sounds; including Chris Watling on sax, Eli Staples on piano, Jon Nazdin and David Jernigan on bass and Robbie Magruder and Allejandro (last name) on percussion. Sol Roots adds his bluesy guitar magic on my rendition ofFever.
The record is due out in November. The first of several CD release concerts will take place on Nov. 16th at The Surge Church in MClean VA at 7:30pm. SAW has offered to sponsor the event and a percentage of proceeds will benefit Kidsave.org, a DC organization dedicated to helping children in need find families. For more info visit: laurabaronmusic.com.
The CD will be available in a variety of outlets including iTunes and CD Baby.”