Loretta Hagen Releases Lucky Stars to Radio June 1
Trespass Music is proud to release to world wide radio Loretta Hagen's new album "Lucky Stars."
In every life, there are inevitable times of darkness and of light. Loretta Hagen's fourth CD "Lucky Stars," takes the listener on a personal journey through loss, healing, and ultimately the promise of hope.
Four years in the making, "Lucky Stars" brings Loretta's journey full circle, when faced with the heartache of illness, death, and going on without loved ones so cherished. She finds solace in the promise of new beginnings, love, and the inherent knowledge that our Lucky Stars are watching over us.
"Loretta Hagen is back with “Lucky Stars”… a very nicely produced recording featuring eleven thoughtful and reflective songs by Loretta, that are beautifully sung with a lovely accompaniment. Definitely worth checking out." Jan Hall Folk Roots Radio with Jan Hall
Reviewers describe award winning singer-songwriter Loretta Hagen as ‘heart driven, soul filling, Folk Americana.‘ Her rich alto voice and strong songwriting skills have led her to win many awards, including a JAM Awards’ (Jersey Acoustic Music Awards) “Top Female Songwriter of the Year,” JAM nomination for “Album of the Year,” winner of the NJ Folk Festival Songwriter Competition and 2 time designation as a CT Folk Festival finalist.
Loretta's third CD, “Mud and Stone,” well received by DJs worldwide, debuted at #10 on Folk DJ Charts, consistently #1 on the Roots Music Report for NJ, #5 Top 50 Folk Albums RMR, and topped many best of lists. Five years later the album is still going strong, recently receiving 4 nominations for the Just Plain Folk Awards with awards being announced late fall 2017.
"This effort [Mud and Stone] is first class, top tier, a true contender as an artist to reckon with." John Apice ~ No Depression
Loretta has performed at premiere venues across the Northeast and Nashville, sharing the stage with Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn, Sloan Wainwright, Steve Forbert, Richie Havens, Kim Richey and Marshall Crenshaw among many others.
Following her critically acclaimed CD Something More, co-produced by Pat McInerney (Nanci Griffith), Hagen released "Sundown Till Dawn", a CD that garnered rave reviews and radio play across the country. Sundown Till Dawn is extremely personal, with the title track written about her mother who suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease. Loretta’s Mom passed away peacefully at her home. The emotionally charged ballad is included on the soundtrack of a film called “10 Mountains 10 Years” chronicling the journey of a group of mountain climbers who are raising awareness about the disease.
Loretta performs primarily with her trio consisting of husband/guitarist Gary Hagen and djembe players Linda Lambiase or Curtis Kretz.
Loretta Hagen Lucky Stars musicians:
Loretta Hagen acoustic guitar, lead & back vox 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Gary Hagen acoustic guitar , 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11 back vox 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 electric guitar 2, 7
Mark Dann bass 1, 2 ~ Teri Avella bass 4, 6, 7 ~ Andrew Hulle drums 1, 4, 6 ~ Curtis Kretz drums 8
Linda Lambiase snare 2, 3 back vox 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 djembe 7 ~ Marianne Osiel flute 11
Craig Aiken bass 3, 11 ~ Kyle Hancharick back vox 3 ~Donna Gebbia back vox 3, keyboards 4, 6, 7 ~ Debbie Maggiulli back vox 3
Maia Sharp Tenor Sax 1 ~ Michael G. Ronstadt cello 5 ~ Tracy Grammer violin 9
All songs written by Loretta Hagen (C) 2017 ASCAP
Produced by Gary Hagen & Loretta Hagen, Recorded and mixed by Gary Hagen, Bearfort Recording and Sound, West Milford, NJ, Mastered by Kim Rosen, Knack Mastering, Ringwood, NJ,
" A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet" written by Harold Woods, Gus Kahn (Gus Kahn Music Group) (C) 1932 Songwriters Guild of America OBO Callicoon Music - Sung by Loretta's Mom Vera on an old cassette tape.
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DJS One Sheet HERE
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