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The Serenity Sessions

Laura Hall

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Calming music for a stressful world

This is a new creative venture for me. My musical focus has been all over the map: songwriting, singing, playing guitar, improv, etc. There's nothing wrong with that, but I realized it was time to reconnect with my first instrument, the piano, and my first musical loves. So I revisited my favorite Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Satie and Gershwin pieces, as well as Carole King’s “Tapestry” and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.

At the same time, I read in a music industry newsletter that today's most popular playlists are, by far, ones around relaxation & calming. It didn't surprise me at all. We live in a stressful world. So many of us struggle with anxiety, have a hard time falling asleep, or just want to relax and unwind.

These two elements combined to inspire the writing and recording of this group of songs. I've always improvised at home as a way to self-comfort and get centered. So I experimented with those improvisations, newly inspired by revisiting my first musical loves. I refined them, added a few other instruments, and shaped them into these songs.

As I worked on them, I lit a candle, took deep breaths, and tried to still the chatter in my mind. I hope you can do the same when you listen to them.

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Improv Karaoke: Volume 1

Laura Hall & Luke Hannington

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A whole new way to do song improv; it's like karaoke, but you'll learn how to make up your very own song!

Improv Karaoke is a two cd set especially designed for people who want to learn how to do song improv. Disc 1 starts with a general tutorial that gives an overview of song improv, with lots of tips and pointers. Then you’ll hear a demo version of each track, improvised by people like Keegan-Michael Key, Dan Castellaneta and Kathy Kinney, based on suggestions they’ve gotten on the spot.

Disc 2 has all the same tracks, but without any talking or demos. It’s just like karaoke, except you get to make up your own, original songs, on the fly. This is your chance to jump in and give song improv a try!

Improv Karaoke is a perfect tool for theater and improv classes; as a way for improv groups to practice when they don’t have a live musician; for improv performances; or just for fun at a party, camp or special event.

Even if you’ve never tried song improv, Improv Karaoke will get you started and having fun. And if you’re an old hand, you can use the cd to sharpen your skills and try it with your friends. Improv Karaoke is a whole new way to do song improv!

"Improv Karaoke is a blast!" - Chip Esten (Whose Line is it Anyway, Nashville)

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Improv Karaoke: Volume 2

Laura Hall & Luke Hannington

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The follow up to the popular Improv Karaoke, Volume 1, because people were clamoring for more styles! It’s just like karaoke, except you get to make up your own original songs on the fly.

The first track is a short tutorial with demo songs (For a more in depth tutorial about song improv, and more demos, check out Improv Karaoke, Volume 1). Then you'll find nine new styles to use for your own song improv, like we do on “Whose Line is it Anyway”.

Improv Karaoke is a perfect tool for theater and improv classes; for improv groups to practice when they don’t have a live musician; for improv performances; or just for fun at a party, camp or special event. This is your chance to jump in and give song improv a try!

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"A workout for the mind and the funny bone" - Keegan-Michael Key (MSDtv, Key & Peele)

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Headin' Home

The Sweet Potatoes

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With polished harmonies and well oiled songwriting, this music steers you through the sounds of Americana, bluegrass, country, folk and a tinge of gospel that will have you stomping your boot and singing along.

As seasoned veterans of the entertainment industry, Kelly Macleod, Laura Hall and Rick Hall have delivered a heartfelt album that is the culmination of their combined past experiences, passions and joys. From Laura's front porch as a young woman to Kelly's back yard as a little girl their songs will make you smile, but it might be through a few tears.

Kelly Macleod (vocals, guitar, writer) took to the road with Eddie Van Halen and her band “Private Life” after being discovered in Shreveport, LA. Laura Hall (vocals, guitar, writer, accordion, ukulele) best known as the pianist on "Whose Line is it Anyway,” also played with Chicago musicians Michael Smith, Buddy Mondlock, and Tim Grimm. Rick Hall (vocals, bass, harmonica) accompanies Kelly and his wife Laura. Rick has multiple television and film credits that include NCIS and K.C. Undercover. Together the three fuse their talents to form the unique and fresh sound.

“Headin’ Home” has a familiarity with the opening track’s a capella harmonization in “Those Pines” The imagery in the album takes the listener on a road trip of nostalgia. We find ourselves navigating across acoustic love ballads such as “Without You” and twangy upbeat gospel pieces like “Down to the River.” The Sweet Potatoes have successfully taken their life's stories and created a relatable Americana record straight from the heart.

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Faith, Good Neighbors and a Telephone

The Sweet Potatoes

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The Sweet Potatoes dish up a fresh mix of country, folk and Americana, sure to bring a smile to your face with their sweet harmonies and finely crafted songwriting. Featuring Laura Hall, Kelly Macleod and Rick Hall.

Produced by Nashville favorite, Phil Swann, the band is joined in the studio by guests that include David Carpenter (Billy Ray Cyrus, Julian Lennon) and Laura Hall's bandmate from her “day job” as the pianist on “Whose Line is it Anyway”, Linda Taylor (Maia Sharp, Crystal Bowersox).

Original songs by band members Laura Hall and Kelly Macleod include “Sweet Thing”, a back porch style ode to love, and “You Kissed Me That Way”, a driving ballad about the power of that first kiss. The CD title comes from their bluegrass infused tune about the joys of rural living, “Spunky Bottoms”. The band also does a bluesy take on Patsy Cline's “Walkin' After Midnight”, and a delicately dark acoustic version of The Eurthymics “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”.

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The Sweet Potatoes

The Sweet Potatoes

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Acoustic driven Americana music with a fresh twist featuring Laura Hall (Whose Line is it Anyway) and Kelly Macleod (Private Life)

Kelly Macleod and Laura Hall have been friends for a long time, but started making music together after Kelly starred in SLICE OF PIE, a film written by Laura's husband, Rick Hall. The collaboration on the film soon led the two singer/songwriters to write what would become their new self titled cd. The songs are filled with their experiences in life...finding and appreciating love, having faith, raising children, childhood memories and the places where these memories took place. The material is heartfelt, rooted in the family ties that made them the women they are today. Produced by one of Nashville’s favorites, Phil Swann, the cd features the guitar work of Linda Taylor (Laura's band mate from Whose Line is it Anyway), and a host of other talented musicians.

Kelly Macleod has recorded two albums with Warner Brothers records, which were produced by Eddie Van Halen. She was the lead singer in the band PRIVATE LIFE, and was the opening act for Van Halen’s OU812 Tour. Two of her songs have been featured in the movies WAYNES WORLD and GREMLINS 2.

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All in God's Good Time

Laura Hall

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Thought provoking and heartfelt original songs, exploring the challenges and joys of living in faith in modern times.

This is the eagerly awaited follow up to Laura’s 2006 release, "A Woman of Faith." Laura and her talented producer, Gary Griffin have put together a great band, featuring stellar guitar work from Linda Taylor, Laura's band mate from "Whose Line is it Anyway?" Laura’s original music is both personal and universal; thought provoking and full of emotion.

"Once again, Laura Hall has created an album that is not only fun and easy to listen to, but is also a source of inspiration, comfort, sensitivity and realism, and a reminder of God's infinite and abiding love." - Samantha Bennett, author of "Start Right Where You Are"

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A Woman of Faith

Laura Hall

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A singer/songwriter explores songs about her faith journey as a woman and mother

Laura’s first contemporary christian CD. Laura’s original music is both personal and universal; thought provoking and full of emotion. The songs are an intimate expression of her faith journey as a woman, a mother, and a part of the broader community of faith.

"Uplifting, life-affirming, inspirational, beautiful music" - Andrea Clark

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