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Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron, has been playing the guitar for over 40 years. Between solo performances and performances with her band, Laurie D and the Blues Babes, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 20 years.

Laurie is extremely versatile and includes selections from folk, instrumental, pop, country, blues, and jazz that allow her to play a variety of venues. Recent performances include Boulder Creek Festival, Capital Hill People's Fair and A Taste of Colorado and the 2008 Colorado Democratic Convention. Other performances include Denver’s popular clubs including Dazzle Jazz Club, The D Note, Mead Street Station and Mary’s Lake Lodge in Beautiful Estes Park.

Dameron has opened for some of Denver’s most popular bands such as The Informants, The Delta Sonics, Lionel Young Band and Chris Daniels and the Kings.

In March of 2010 Laurie did a tour of New Zealand consisting of seven solo concerts and two concerts with Laurie D and the Blues Babes. She opened for Pacific Curls, Her Make Believe Band and also for New Zealand’s legend Midge Marsden.

Laurie is also an active environmentalist and often incorporates her environmental/social originals into her shows and talks about issues to help educate audiences. She has performed for the Rocky Mountain chapter of Sierra Club and is a volunteer for ECOCYCLE in Boulder Colorado.

In 2012 Laurie launched her "What Can I Do?" Multimedia Environmental Concerts. This is a 60-75 minute educational keynote presentation featuring the photography of John Fielder, Karl Snyder and Lauarie Dameron along with slide shows, information, video and live music!

She is also very involved with homelessness and mental health issues and has volunteered with Boulder Carriage House, a day shelter and also performed for Musicians in Action a nonprofit in Denver is an ingenious organization using music events to raise awareness and resources for Colorado's homeless population.

Laurie has performed for many other fundraising events including Beautiful Art for Beautiful Minds. BABM is an annual event benefiting Chinook Clubhouse in Boulder. The Clubhouse (one of over 300 around the world) helps persons with mental health issues in recovery with social, lunch and vocational programs. Laurie is part of Chinooks Speaker’s Bureau and often speaks (and sometimes plays) at the University of Colorado, local high schools and local law enforcement agencies.

“Music reaches everyone in some way. It brings us joy, gets us dancing, makes us feel, comforts us, educates us and can change the world!”
- Laurie Dameron

When I hear your music
An angel whispers in my ear
Electricity flows through my veins
The concrete lid comes off my heart
And the glory of life
Fills me with wonder

If you want to change the world
Let music pour through you
Like a gardener
Like a beacon
Like a healer
You are all that to me, and more
Give your music to the world
And see what a difference you make.
-- Lisa Goodheart

Laurie has three CD's to her acclaim; "Utah Dream" from her folk days in the mid-nineties, "Looking Through the Blue," expressing her life-time love of jazz and and "I Can't Wait to See You Again,"twelve of her favorite jazz standard and one original composition. Listen at CD Baby!

 



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