Monday, April 7, 2014
New Website for my Music
Laura Botsford is a singer/songwriter originating from Toby’s Coffee House in Albuquerque in 1976. She writes in a variety of styles, from Country, Indie and Jazz Fusion with ambient and retro mix of instrumentals. The retro riffs and world beats are interestingly infused with a quirky “technoise,” as she likes to call it. Her love of cinema and story telling is evident in the ethers of her soundscapes that are, “the stuff dreams are made of.”
”Life is a musical, and I’m one note in the song, coalescing the vapors and rhyming their stories .” - Laura Botsford
Wishing WallAmbient Jazz fusion with horns and eclectic percussion, harmonized with world culture voices and rocking retro riffs. It’s pleasing for easy listening, meditative soul exploration.
Music for Wishing Wall can be found at these links
Prince of Peace“Prince of Peace,” is an epic story in orchestral grandeur illustrating the events of the birth of Christ. The sublime classical ambience of ethereal Middle Eastern vocals and eclectic percussions transports us to ancient sands under the Eastern Star.
Music for Prince of Peace can be found at these linksCD Baby, iTunes, Amazon
More Music on Band Camp and Soundcloud
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Captured By The Blue Fairy -
by Laura Botsford - a true story
by Laura Botsford - a true story
Quiet, simple is what I knew about it then. I could give you a past; I could give you today or recall the history of everyday people who meant something into my next encounter. It was my vocation just to be and see what happened. I was traveling the streets of San Francisco, checking out stores and restaurants, writing and observing. I was revived on Market Street, cut as fresh as the yellow and white daffodils that bloomed in their gypsy garden carts.
How sweet is the bustle of 18 years of age?
How new and fascinating the faces were to me, however weathered or broken.
Their working days gone, old men, well beyond their present age, now sit in Union Square waiting for a hand out to buy another bottle of wine.
Above the lonely din hovered one man in particular. I sat beside a distinguished looking man who called himself Anthony. Though his clothes were ragged his stature still clung on to something upright.” What did you do for a living?” I asked. “You mean before I came to this disarrayed lifestyle of wine and begging?” He said self effacing about his current position.
“Once I worked for Disney. I made the trees dance.” His eyes wept silently, streaming in sea turtles tears of a life laid ruin in the wake of temperance lost. “I was married and had two children; they left me long ago.”
Around the corners of his mouth were hints of a smile that he must have used many times over once. I thought about how he was the one who made the branches move lyrically like a dancer. I saw twittering birds that flew all around in the balance of sweet air; the sun shinning up to him as he painted in the cells with liquid promise. His eyes must have been glimmering with enthusiasm. Now his only hope was that he could still remember a time before he became an alcoholic.
“There is always hope. There are shelters and programs in the mission where they can help you find a new beginning.” I told him.
“Yes I stay at one but it is not enough for me. I am just getting by, waiting for release; something to live for again,” he replied.
“How about living for yourself and the rest will come along.” I patted his shoulder and gave him ten dollars to, “get something to eat.”
“Thank you." He wiped away another huge tear, just like the one the turtle had in Alice in Wonderland. Then he looked into the blue sky as if he were reading his life up there, searching for a cloud to take him home.
I was just about to leave when a jazz trio of street musicians began to play ‘When You Wish upon a Star’. We sat peacefully together somewhere out of his present time as I sang along. “It makes no difference who you are.” I inwardly thought about how we all encounter a forest that either lurks to snag us with its scraggily pointed branches or wondrously courts our presence with loving welcome in a cricket's song.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Prince of PeaceAmbient Classical Christmas Music with Symphonic Movements and Melodic Middle Eastern vocals, transcendent woodwinds, brass and eclectic world beat percussion.
From Prince Of Peace CD itunes amazon CD Baby
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Christmas cards are available at my Zaazle Laura Botsford Shoppe with scripture inscription in gold on the inside. Here at this link
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Wishing Wall- Laura Botsford
Ambient Jazz Fusion with lyrical piano and soft ethereal dreamy vocals. It is a smooth ride of easy listening, meditative soul exploration that will take one away from it all into a peaceful place.
I believe that we engage in the mystery of crossing paths and soulfully connecting circles of friends all enveloped in a spiral of ribbons in the sky, laced artfully through serendipitous music, prayers and wishes.
Each circle is completely different from the other and netted in their own time. What is curious to me is the ongoing adventure of who I will have the honor of meeting next through the wishing wall.
Sovereign Sojourns and Sweet Dreams- Laura
|Wishing Wall Poster|
$25..00 on bandcamp
15.38 x 20 inches archival paper heavy stock mailed in 2 to 3 business days
Autographed and Dated
Friday, April 5, 2013
New Website for programs in Arts in Education
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This is a place for Fun Workshops for your Students, Faculty and Community Fund Raisers.
Laura is an AIE Artist with the Arkansas Arts Council
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- May 6th 2013
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