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Laura Silverstein | Auditory Allusions

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Auditory Allusions

by Laura Silverstein

Exuberant fingerstyle guitar instrumentals in styles including ragtime, slack-key, romantic, and more. Recorded with treasured vintage guitars: 1913 Martin 0-28, 1930 Gibson L-O.
Genre: Folk: Fingerstyle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. That's Why I'm Wearing a Smile
2:41 $0.99
2. Things that Might Have Been
2:14 $0.99
3. Back Home Again in Indiana
2:23 $0.99
4. Maui Sunrise
2:32 $0.99
5. Forbidden Tango
2:58 $0.99
6. Venus at Twilight
2:45 $0.99
7. Ragtime Carousel
2:09 $0.99
8. Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
3:04 $0.99
9. Always in My Heart
2:33 $0.99
10. Little Mae's Hideaway
2:32 $0.99
11. All-American Medley
3:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
Laura Silverstein is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with a great passion for the emotional power of instrumental music. Her repertoire includes many styles, including ragtime, blues, slack-key, folk, Travis-Style, John Fahey, Doc Watson, as well as many originals. Laura performs solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar at coffee houses and bookstores in the Southern California area.

Laura also plays banjo and guitar in the bluegrass band, High Hills, which has headlined at numerous festivals and events around Southern California, including opening for the Dixie Chicks and playing a pre-show for Ricky Skaggs.

What can you expect to hear on "Auditory Allusions?"
Fun, funky ragtime style
Hawaiian Slack-Key
Warm tender melancholy tunes celebrating love and nature
Traditional American tunes arranged for guitar
Back Home Again in Indiana
Brother, Can you Spare a Dime?
All-American Medley -an upbeat medley including
Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Yankee Doodle Dandy,
and Stars and Stripes Forever



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Both albums
I first heard Laura\'s music in Fern\'s shop on 2nd st. Bought her CD on the spot. Played it and loved her music and her versatility. I immediately went to her website and purchased Allusions. It was her earlier work and was also very good. But I think her latest album was the best. I love the cello and violin with her guitar. I would love an entire album with those three instruments. I don\'t care for blue grass but I love those other two albums and hope she will have more music in the future of that type. I would love to be notified when a new album comes out. Thank you.


Frances Powell

A joyous auditory experience. I have a whole new appreciation for solo fingerst
The artist clearly expressed her creative feelings through her music. Nine out of eleven selections were her own compositions... this is an outstanding accomplishment and solo fingerstyle guitar at its very best. Vivid pictures come to mind in each selection. Everything from patriotism, hotdogs and baseball to wearing a smile, love and memories from life's past can be felt. There are also carousels, twinkly stars, Hawaiian sunrises, and provocative tango dancers. This CD is truly a keeper, one to be played and enjoyed many times over.