Rose Laughlin began seriously collecting songs and studying the guitar five years ago, inspired by an Irish balladeer's performance in Seattle. She began her study with traditional Irish music, a passion that brought her to Chicago in 2003.
Rose is always looking for a good song that she can make her own. Though her interest began with Irish, her repertoire has expanded to include traditional American songs from Appalachia and those penned by modern day singer/songwriters.
â€œSouvenir,â€ Rose Laughlinâ€™s debut cd, is a collection of both traditional and contemporary Irish and American folk music. Rose captures the spirit of each song; from the mournful â€œIâ€™m So Lonesome I Could Cryâ€ to the reflective â€œShades of Gloria.â€ Roseâ€™s soulful interpretations along with producer Dennis Cahillâ€™s beautiful musical arrangements make â€œSouvenirâ€ an engaging and original compilation.
Accompanying Rose on â€œSouvenirâ€ is renowned musician/producer Dennis Cahill (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass), and a stellar lineup of musicians: June Shellene (piano), Kat Eggleston (vocal harmony), Jimmy Moore (low whistle), Liz Knowles (violins), and John Williams (accordion).
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1. The Month of January
2. Roseville Fair
3. I Wonder What's Keeping My True Love Tonight
4. Tennessee Waltz
5. Red is the Rose
6. The Blackest Crow
7. I'm So Lonesone I Could Cry
8. Tecumseh Valley
9. Shades of Gloria
10. The Parting Glass