Hi everyone. Hope everyone is doing well. Life has been wonderful for me. BUSY! But wonderful nonetheless. I only have a few songs left to record for the upcoming album Me and Mrs. Jones: Musical Love Affair, I’m still touring all the way through the end of 2016 with my show Lou Gazzara: LIVE From Las Vegas, and in 23 days (if Presley can hang on a little longer!) I’ll have a beautiful baby boy! Excitement excitement.
Everyone who has already ventured into the world of parenting has told me that having a new child will definitely be a life changing experience. All for the better I’m certain! No sleep ahead, but it will still be wonderful.
Even with all of the change to come there is one thing that hasn’t changed: my love for music of all genres. That’s why I decided to give my new album it’s title: “Musical Love Affair. ”
Growing up I was often told I needed to “pick a genre and stick with it”, or that “you can’t just do everything.” Well the overwhelmingly positive response to Lou Gazzara: LIVE From Las Vegas has proven that myth to be untrue. As long as I remember to stay true to the song and the original greatness of style that each respective genre possesses, I feel the audience can relate to and enjoy it all. In the show I pay tribute to artists like Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, James Taylor, The Four Seasons, Journey, James Brown… well you get the point. Definitely all different styles and sounds.
I’m not just singing different styles because it’s impressive, and it’s not split personalities either! (Although some who know me well might argue that last point!) I’ve dedicated my time to studying and perfecting the vocal styling a of these many different artists and genres because I truly do have a love affair with music! Each genre has its own unique styling that tells a story in a different way.
The musical influences from my family were many, and I feel the personal stories of each respective family member allowed to to connect with the genres they introduced me to in a special way. It also helped to see that even though we separate music into genres it is all still music, and music moves the soul so passionately how can you NOT wind up envied in a “musical love affair?”
I’m excited to complete this project and share it with people from all over the world as I continue to tour internationally so that they might fall in love with all of the great music that has been a part of my life!
Lou Gazzara’s “Musical Love Affair” is scheduled for release early fall. Gazzara will also be re-packaging his 2011 recordings from “This is Christmas” scheduled for the same release in time for the Holidays. Be sure to subscribe to the mailing list at LouGazzara.com for future updates and news.