VG Solo Collabs
Good is Comin' - written by Lauren Kinhan
Words and Music by Lauren Kinhan Tim Lefebvre, bass Andy Ezrin, hammond organ mixed by Matthew Scheiner video edited by Lauren Kinhan Compelled to write this piece by the impending 2020 General Election, the pandemic and the BLM movement, I created this mantra to generate the good news I'm looking for with the help of my friends. A special thank you to the beautiful faces showing their wish for "Good is Comin": Brandon W. Bitner, Alex Brandenburg, Nicholla Capria, Susan Cohen, George Grateful Davis, Jawan Davidson, Peter Eldridge, Catey Esler, Brenda Feliciano, Cecily Gardner, Helena Hraščanec, Carol Troini Jacobe, Wendy Jones, Julie Koenig, Alma Lev-Ari, Ethan Lev-Ari, Karen Mack, Aya Ohi, Serena Phounsavath, John Quinn, Kate Prather Reid, Anja Ritterbusch, Nina Ruckhaber, Maria Rusu, Karen Sayward, Cindy Scott, Lane Stowe, Gabrielle Stravelli, Emma Sundvik, Uli Trost, Theresa Watson, Michele Weir, Ellen Winters Reynolds Debuted on Vocal Gumbo Episode #8 on October 30th and 31st, 2020.
Here Comes that Clear November Rain by Lauren Kinhan and Martin Bejerano
Music by Lauren Kinhan and Martin Bejerano Lyric by Lauren Kinhan Arrangement by Martin Bejerano Choreography by Sarah Slifer Swift Background Vocals by Ella Marcus and Lauren Kinhan Mixed by Martin Bejerano Video Edited by Lauren Kinhan I started writing this song at the height of the pandemic in response to friends describing the sounds and mood of the New York City streets. I wrote this lyric and melody over the simple opening notes leaning hard into the horrible response from the POTUS and the blaring truth that not only does he not care, but that he will take the most. The Chorus is meant to unify us in the effort to make the change....i.e. Voting in November! I asked Martin Bejerano if he felt like arranging a musical track and leading the charge on a bridge. When he sent me the sweeping overture, I found a way to meet him there with melody and hope. I asked my cousin Sarah Slifer Swift to set some movement to it and am thrilled with her absolutely gorgeous contributions. Thanks also to my daughter Ella Marcus for singing with her Mum...always the most happy times that I cherish. When we get through November, I hope this song will continue to be an anthem for the change we want to see and give us the courage to push through our shared struggles and despair and right the wrongs as a collective. Hope is the spark that can light even the darkest of pathways.
2020 Vision (Never Gonna Settle For Less) - Lauren Kinhan
Music by Lauren Kinhan and Eve Nelson Words by Lauren Kinhan 2020 Vision is about women's plight for our voices to be heard and counted over the centuries, especially when it comes to our Right to Choose. This is dedicated to all the great women in the continuum past, present and future who are reflected in the faces in this video. I am grateful to my sisters for contributing their strong, beautiful faces to this project and showing the world we are strength in numbers. We are the 2020 Vision! Video edited by Lauren Kinhan Keys and Bass performed by Eve Nelson Background Vocals by Lauren and Ella Marcus Opening painting by Grace James. (See if you can see the hidden word VOTE). www.laurenkinhan.com
Minnie the Moocher ~ Janis Siegel
This collaboration was created for Vocal Gumbo, a virtual music program hosted by Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan. To learn more about Vocal Gumbo, please visit www.facebook.com/vocalgumbo. June 2020 MINNIE THE MOOCHER Calloway / Mills / Gaskill Janis Siegel ~ Vocals John di Martino ~ Keyboards & Arrangement Sean Harkness ~ Guitar Vince Cherico ~ Drums & Percussion Leo Traversa ~ Bass Mixed by Trist Curless Edited by Laurie Green Disclaimer: We claim no rights to any songs performed. All contributions to Vocal Gumbo are used to support the home bound musicians who have lost their source of income from touring as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.