Copper Teaser

Copper Teaser (short song clips) Preorder here http://tammylaforest.com/store/copper/

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Sinking (original Tammy Laforest)

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Say my Name/ Cry Me a River acoustic version

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Hit Me Baby One More Time acoustic

Hit Me Baby One More Time Britney Spears acoustic

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Yellow Snow show at Fete Providence Commercial 2013

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It is a bit painful to not be playing as much music as I was in months past. But everything has a season, I suppose. I’m getting help with the remaining part of my recording, particularly the mixing and mastering. That means it is ALMOST DONE. I’m so glad to just be finished. I can’t wait to have it in my hands, send out the pre-orders (THANK YOU) and have a CD release party. I can only imagine it to be very satisfying.

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April 6, 2013 at the Locals! With Joe Auger

4/6/13 Locals flyer

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Two weeks away! Tammy Laforest and Joe Auger play the Locals. April 6, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm.

Joe Auger is one of my personal FAVORITE artists on the planet to the extent that I have spent at least one sleepless night worried that the world was somehow going to miss this great talent because they are too busy watching reality television and obsessing over national acts. OPEN YOUR EYES, Rhode Island (and southern mass)! Some of the best talents in the world are here in front of you, in your own region, in your own towns, in your own time. NOW. HERE. You can come see them for FREE most of the time and CHEAPLY most of the other times. I cannot even begin to express the frustration I feel when I turn off Joe’s CD after relishing in his genius, talent and amazing voice for an hour and realize that no one even realizes he is here. *throws object at the wall*

And that is why you should come Saturday 4/6/13 to the Locals, because not only will he be playing, but I will be crying in the corner every time he opens his mouth to sing. When he isn’t singing, I will be. And on top of it, The Locals (11 Waterman Ave, North Providence) has a delicious new menu and drink menu and more seating than they did when my show was way too full last time I played there. We are playing for tips so no cover at the door. Here is the facebook event: TAMMY AND JOE PLAY THE LOCALS

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Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah Performed by Tammy Laforest

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I need 60 seconds of your time! Limelight Magazine Awards nomination

Hello, everyone. You may have heard that I have been nominated for awards in two categories by Limelight Magazine. The winner will be chosen entirely based on the number of votes they receive. Please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/limelightmagazinereaderspoll and click my name under the categories Best Female Vocalist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year. My name will be listed as either Tammy Laforest or Tammy Laforest Schneider depending on when you click the link and when they correct my name. This will take all of 60 seconds.

When you are done, if you could post this Facebook status, it would be very helpful:

I just voted for @TammyLaforestMusic in the Limelight Magazine awards. Please vote for her too! She has been nominated for Best Female Vocalist and Breakthough Artist of the Year. Please vote for her at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/limelightmagazinereaderspoll

You can copy and paste everything, but if you go back and retype the @TammyLaforestMusic part it will turn into a tag!

Thank you so much for your time! Thanks for sending in e-mails to get me nominated!

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The poll will be open for two weeks starting today and will close at 11:45 PM on Friday, Jan 25, 2013.

A special, all-ages awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Rock Junction (731 Centre of New England Blvd.) in Coventry, RI, where the winners will be revealed. Advance tickets can be purchased online by clicking on the following link:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/315633

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This is encouraging on so many levels.

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Candy Corn

As I drove an hour home in the disgusting combination of snow and rain I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be just like life if the last thing I tasted was candy corn?”  You see, I have never liked candy corn but had very riskily reached back to where the bag was in the back seat and grabbed some while I drove down a snowy street because maybe just maybe I would like it this time.  Candy corn is a great way to describe how I am about a lot of things in life.  I am willing to forget past offenses, challenges and dislikes in order to try again.  I will forgive you to the point the point of suffering.  I will try things again hoping that maybe they will be different or maybe I may have changed.  I will keep forcing my way through life with new strategies, new investment and new ideas because it isn’t hard for me to have hope.

I do get discouraged though.  I was having a conversation with Justin Ryan of Blank Tapes, Empty Bottles recently about my frustrations.  He replied with similar thoughts,   “I had a band in high school and people would come and pack the place.   Now it’s like asking people for a kidney to come to shows.”

There is much satisfaction for many musicians when they are actually being heard.  I know people enjoy it when I play.  They tell me all the time.  People all over the world follow what I do, subscribe to my youtube channel and order my Cd’s.  The people around me- friends and family- not so much.  I try to comfort myself with a quote from Jesus in the scripture Mark 6:4-  “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.”  It is just hard to get my own people to take me seriously.

At the same time music costs more money than it makes, so I have had to try to find an income elsewhere.  It would seem that the jobs that will work for me are at the same time as concerts would be.  When I suggest that I want to stop playing, people respond with, “But you are so good.”

Sometimes that is how life has to be, though. I can’t afford to give you music and I won’t get hired to do shows if you don’t come to them. I’m not even getting the sound I want anyway. Somewhere out there, there is the band that I will work with perfectly. Somewhere out there, there is a crowd that will want to travel to see us. But it doesn’t seem to be right now. Right now there is market saturation and snow.

*Eats a piece of candy corn*

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Store Makeover

I’ve given my store a makeover.  Now when you go to TammyLaforest.com/Store or the store tab it will look like this:

I’ve created a page just for merchandise such as clothing and MP3 recordings.  Check out the new t-shirts.   I’ve also taken the main page and turned it into a page just for instruments and other instrument related items.  You will also find that there are links for the physical copies of each of my albums.  This is temporary.  After Copper is completed, I will make a page just for selling CDs and perhaps also include it under merchandise.

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