Laurie Markvart re-release of "Intro" and the NL Clutch Wallet
Many of you may or may not know that I am a musician and have collaborated with quite a few talented songwriters over the years. Back in 1998 I produced an EP entitled "Intro" for my dear friend and music collaborator Laurie Markvart. I met Laurie a few years before that when she hired me to play guitar on her debut album. After writing several songs together and working in the studio, we quickly became close friends and have remained so ever since. Laurie contacted me recently and asked how I felt if she were to re-release "Intro." I told her I thought that was a great idea! I was always proud of that LP. I loved the sounds we achieved.
Recently Laurie contacted me and asked me to design a wallet/card holder/pick holder for her. She wanted something to take with her to her shows that could hold her business cards and keep them organized as well as her guitar picks in a separate pocket. The result was the Clutch Wallet in cognac, which she loved. I thought this would be a great opportunity to cross promote my dear friend along with my latest creation.
It's interesting how our lives have changed over the years, yet we have remained close friends. Laurie is not only an amazing singer/songwriter, but she is now working on a book about her life in the music world and how she's come full circle. Though I am currently taking a hiatus from music to pursue my leather business and other endeavors I still have music imbedded deep in me. As Laurie said to me, "Creativity takes many forms". I'm so proud of my friend Laurie for sticking to her guns and getting her music out there. I wish her all the best and all the success in the world.
Please take a moment to give this album a listen on one of the links below. It will be on iTunes soon but is currently on Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, etc. If you like the sound of it, please download it and support the hard working musicians in the world. Also visit her word press site and check out her amazing writing skills. And if you like the Clutch Wallet, by all means order one!