New Music Video! "He Smiled Like An Angel" 

Laurie's new music video of "He Smiled Like An Angel" directed by Tom Cabela and filmed by Rachel McClain is now available on youtube!


I was thinking about how I have tended to regard spirit as this wispy vapor, my body as a solid but vulnerable temporary form, and evil as huge and powerful. I have shifted my view to: Evil is a wispy phantom that has no real power; my body is a tiny fragmented group of atoms that never even touch eachother, each one surrounded by a huge spirit that's trillions of times bigger than the physical world and therefore huge and powerful... I believe that love is all that is permanent and therefore all that is…

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Howdy & Happy 2016!

I am happy to be working on a new cd, beginning recording in February 2016.  I have lots of new songs to choose from and I am looking forward to touring full time this year and beyond... I will keep you posted!

love & peace,


Hey Sweet Folky Friends:
I have some big news! Back by popular demand, I am releasing a newly remastered version of the formerly discontinued LIVE at the Purple Moon recording!  This final version, called LAURIE MCCLAIN LIVE at the Purple Moon 1995, contains 10 original songs and 4 covers Click here to listen:

Charlie, my dear husband and meticulous recording engineer has remastered all the songs and they sound better than ever, much warmer than previous…

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Women Of Substance Radio! 

Howdy Folks: Women of Substance Radio, a wonderful internet radio site, is now playing two of my songs, "I Wanna Be Like You" and "Too Soon To Tell."   They are playing lots of great music. Check them out and request my music if you would like...



Bobcat, Snow and Tennessee 


I have not put a new journal entry in here since 2006... wow, that's a while.  I promise to do better.*

*actually, all of the following can now be considered "archives" as I am switching my journal over to my blog. So click on left on "blog" to read my latest ramblings...

I saw a bobcat in the wild for the first time in my life a couple of days ago, in the snow, in Nashville, TN.  Snow in Nashville is only slightly less unusual than my seeing a bobcat, since I can count on one hand the times it has…

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Gratitude Quotes for Thanksgiving and beyond... 

I found these quotes online, and would like to share them. HAVE A PEACEFUL THANKSGIVING "The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." --Friedrich Nietzsche "No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; But, grateful, take the good I find, The best of now and here." --John Greenleaf Whittier "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal…

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Gosh, I don't even know where to begin, it was so crazy. I saw lots of folks I know, met at least as many more, talked myself hoarse, heard some wonderful music, played ten guerilla showcases, got some great leads on future gigs, collected as many cds as I gave away, stayed up late late late until the sun came up a couple nights playing music -- mostly in Chandler Travis' fabulous all night jam room The first two days, however, were just peaceful and sweet, because my sweet husband Charlie was there to…

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FLORIDA TOUR - Feb 1 - 5 

Wow, what a great trip! And to think I almost didn't go. I only had one concert date at Gloria Holloway's Tampa UU Dome Concert Series, and 3 weeks to book something to go with it. Mucho thanks to Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsun for allowing me the honor of opening for them at two great house concerts, and to Jack Levine for landing me a gig in an Irish pub in Tampa The drive down to Tampa was late and long, but I made it to Gloria's apartment by 2am Thursday morning, where she graciously received me…

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