Author Archives: TammyLaforest

I’m trying to see things as what they really are instead of wallowing in discouragement.  Why is life full of troubles? Every victory I have had was once a hurdle.  That’s why they feel like such accomplishments.  Every lesson I’ve … Continue reading

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Links to Some Videos

Various people have filmed parts of various shows and I thought I’d make it easy for you to watch some of them by putting them all in one place.  Thanks for watching!  Please share your favorites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZONgzRqML7w Secrets Providence Monthly … Continue reading

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Yellow Roses

Deeply moved by the death of my friend Erica Shea, I wrote a song this week from the perspective of a mother in heaven speaking to her children. Erica found out she had cancer early in the pregnancy of her … Continue reading

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Fundraisers 1 of 4

There are four fundraisers happening in my life right now.  The first is to raise money for kids with blood cancer.  My daughter’s class is collecting loose change to raise money, but I made a paypal link so we can raise … Continue reading

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Shows, Romeo and Nominations

Our hard work has paid off.  The Dust Ruffles have been nominated in both the Motif Magazine Music awards as Breakthrough Act and in the Limelight Magazine Music Awards as New Artist of the Year.  My solo album Copper, released under the … Continue reading

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Radio Play and Upcoming Harvest Bowl

It was exciting to get played on my local FM radio rock station 94HJY last night.  I was given the heads up that it was going to happen and recorded a segment of it for you. Before my song Took … Continue reading

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Planning a Benefit

I suddenly find myself with lots of free time.  I have decided I would like to use a good amount of it to help someone other than myself.  I am planning some sort of music benefit to educate the public … Continue reading

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The Dust Ruffles

There are few things more satisfying in my life than hearing songs I wrote played by a full band. The first few times I had this experience I cried. The only musical thing that tops my current love of the … Continue reading

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My life is a giant question mark

I haven’t blogged in a few days because I’ve been wandering aimlessly wondering what I am supposed to do next. Mostly, I’ve been ruling out options. My husband asked me, “What do you like to do the most?” I said, … Continue reading

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Actions, not words

I’ve been busy doing what I have been talking about doing all of this time, so I haven’t had time to talk about it.  I know you’ve all been dying to hear from me *winks*  so I am here to … Continue reading

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Competition

Friday Night Today* I decided it would be fun to take my children busking with me. I had forgotten that performing music in the sun on the side of the road with children is actually a miserable experience. My husband … Continue reading

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An awfully pretty little BUSINESS EXPENSE

All of my frugal domestic tasks and money discipline cannot make up for the large purchases that I occasionally make in the spirit of improving my performance on stage. In other words, I bought a guitar this week and my … Continue reading

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