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Did you miss Laura Live? Or do you just want to see it again?
Laura Bryna is a recording artist, songwriter and soon to be Children’s Book Author, who — after having a career in Nashville — is emerging with a new sound that is sure to please old fans…as well as earn her a new audience. Bryna has teamed with legendary producer Peter Asher, and the two have developed a musical style that combines jazz , blues with an adult-contemporary easy-listening sound.
To date, the two have recorded eight tracks comprised of covers and original material. Songs include the original, “October Song”; a new twist on “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”; and Frank Sinatra’s historically significant anthem from 1945, “The House I Live In (That’s America To Me).”
“Working with Laura has been a joy and a revelation, ” says Asher. “Her tone, phrasing and interpretation of the lyrics are uniquely Laura’s and offer a new perspective, even on songs we may already think we know.”
Bryna comes to this partnership with Asher after her debut album, the gritty-pop sounding “Trying To Be Me”, was released on Nashville’s Equity Music Group (EMG) in 2009. Bryna’s star was on the rise as she toured with Clint Black; performed along side Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Emmylou Harris, among many others; sang performed national anthems for the World Boxing Council events, Boston Red Sox, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Washington Nationals; and appeared 20-feet tall on the towers of Las Vegas’ Luxor, where she headlined at the hotel’s club LAX! In addition, Laura has made various television appearances on CNN, FoxNews and ABC Evening News among others in support of her music and the Air National Guard.
When EMG unexpectedly closed their doors, Bryna was faced with a decision…as well as an opportunity. Bryna returned to her musical roots — what she had originally studied and loved, a slower, classical sound. Moving from Nashville to Los Angeles, Laura got busy in the studio working with top producers, and tested her new sound at clubs like Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz. The result is what Asher calls, “A voice that is utterly and unmistakably distinctive.”
In addition to her recording career, Bryna’s relationship with the military continues to grow. In 2009, “Lil’ Thunder” Bryna’s Air Guard call sign, was tapped as spokesperson of the Air National Guard’s national advertising campaign, a position for which she co- wrote and recorded the ANG’s theme song, “Hometown Heroes.” She also serves as a spokesperson with the National Guard Youth Foundation, helping disenfranchised high school-aged kids get on track through a military and educational program.