A Personal Note
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Hello and thank you for your interest in me and in the LGS Music Ministry. First off and most important, I am a follower of Jesus Christ and pray that all I do is in favor of glorifying Him.
I am a songwriter; I wrote my first song at the age of 13. The song was called Drifting Away (I can still here the melody in my head), the lyric and melancholy melody was an expression of the emotional turmoil my older sister was dealing with at that time.
I have always written straight from emotional experience, either my own or another's, and any song worthy to be written across my heart seems never to be forgotten. During the songwriting process, I experience the feeling of being led by the Holy Spirit. Before I even knew who God was, He was wooing me unto Him through the gifts and talents he had woven into me with His own artistic pleasures. Sometimes years after a song is written God will bring it back to me, teaching me about His timeless love and affection, as He is ministering to me in the moment. It's breathtaking.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT A CONCERT
The LGS concerts include an array of songs and the stories behind the songs that bring hope and encouragement, laughter and an introspective peek into the life of a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. My band, The Holy Rollers, include guitarist, Shawn Losier, bassist, Jeff Taylor and drummer, Mike Squier. It's upbeat, fun and real. There is also opportunity for a dial down, more intimate concert with myself or with myself and one of my players accompanying me, upon request.
For more information and booking, contact Shawn Losier at 207 838 4663
Inheriting a love for lyrical expression and music from both of my parents … I started out on a Ukulele and then taught myself how to play the acoustic guitar. Once I learned how to play and sing at the same time, I was off and running, learning songs and emulating other artists. I could not get enough of songs like Mr. Bojangles and Blowin' in the Wind; I listened to the band Bread and loved the song Wild Horses by the Rolling Stones. Songs and writers that told a story, that was what I was into when I was a kid.
I started writing my own songs as a young teen … It didn't take long before I started to write my own songs and people wanted to listen. As a troubled kid (alcoholism, divorce, abandonment) the ability to write songs, sing and play the guitar became a coping tool. It gave me an outlet to share my feelings “safely”, behind a guitar, with pretty melodies and witty words. It helped this shy, broken girl "fit in". Even better, I found people identifying with the lyrical stories, they would be emotionally stirred and touched. The desire to help others through music continued to grow.
Struggling with alcoholism myself, it was not until 1988 that I started to take my music seriously … I got clean and sober, and my new life gave me the opportunity to share with and help others through my songwriting expression. I wrote songs about emotional healing. It was only a few months after singing in the streets, determined to sing my own songs, that I caught the attention of a radio man who suggested I record. I took his advice and also started playing my music in local pubs.
It was in 1993 after a fight with cancer, that I decided to get a band, and get serious where my music was concerned … by the time 1994 rolled around the band, The Brotherhood Dogs was formed. I made a vow to do just my original songs and it seemed that was “the groove” back then which gave me the opportunity to play with many fine musicians. I partnered with bass player, Glenn Gaudin and together we took the band all the way to New York City, attracting some attention, hoping to get noticed for a record deal.
Somewhere in the year of 1994, I accepted Christ, on my knees by my bed, me and my Savior, the entire day following felt supernatural. As a young Christian, a born-again believer, my songwriting became more and more focused on Christ. As I gained more knowledge of Him, my love for Him grew stronger. After a time, nothing but Christ mattered. I decided to step out of the secular music scene and give my musical abilities and writing skills to be used for His glory. I lost some close relationships but gained new ones. With the Holy Spirit's guidance, my songs flourished, song stories emerged, and ministry happened.
How do I write a song? This is a question I have been asked a lot.
Many songwriters have a plan, they map an idea out on paper, they think of a subject, and maybe a storyline. It is a craft, and there are different formulas to follow. I have never been that writer. I may do some word rhyme matching in my head, but any song that has any lasting power is from the Holy Spirit's prompting. There were times after a song was written that I would call another person to make sure it was Scripturally sound. I was a “Wordless warrior” for many years, never doing a lot of hard study. Sure enough, the songs were on target, so that is when I had no doubt Who my song guide was!
The Lord continues to minister to me with these songs, sometimes He will even take songs from years past and call them up, right out of the blue. Most of the time I resist, thinking, no, that song is too old, yet the Holy Spirit does not take no for an answer. I find myself in awe of His wisdom and healing love through the gifts and the revelation He puts forth.
My hope and desire are to become more and more open and flexible to Christ's will for my life and this ministry. I am humbled at any opportunity He gives me to minister to others with these songs and stories.
Today I live a simple life, continuing to follow my Lord, Jesus Christ. I hope to meet you someday soon!
In His love, L