ldishong 14


08057 US   Feb 2020


Artist Bio

Influences:   The Beatles, Coldplay, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Suzanne Vega, REM

I'm a harpist and singer-songwriter from Moorestown, NJ, a suburb of Philadelphia. I'm also a wife, mother, and I have 4 cats. I play most genres of music on the harp, but pop music is my favorite to play. In my past life I was the harpist at Caesars Casino in Atlantic City, where I played strolling harp in a toga. Now I stroll to a mostly younger clientele as an elementary school music teacher, but I also play other harp gigs as much I can. My husband and daughter are all musicians. Music is my life!


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  • @winchperry Mar 1

    Laura, thank you for your comment on Gift of Music. It's so interesting that you saw two caricatures in the song, because it was supposed to be a different person each verse. But they are actually all me. Hope you had a fun FAWM this year - I sure did. Just posted my 14th song.

  • @davewermers Mar 1

    Thanks for the "Crappy" comment. I appreciate the listen and happy you enjoyed it!

  • @ldishong  Mar 1

    @calicocat That would be awesome- I see you have a website. My email is songsbydishong@comcast.net. My website is www.lauradishong.com.

  • @calicocat Mar 1

    Thank you for your kind comments on Dragonfae! I would be thrilled to do it with harp sometime; I love the sound of the harp!

  • @spikedirection  Feb 9

    Hi there, thanks for your lovely message. My wife says she'd love for you to have a go at a melody. 😁

  • @mikegtz  Feb 9

    Thanks for dropping by and listening to the Darcy's First Cat song. I used GarageBand off my IPhone which is really good and I made lasanga: first the casio piano notes, then the guitar, then GB's synth strings and finally the drums. My artificial drummer was named Darcy, thus the title.

  • @improvyssey  Feb 6

    Thank you for your comments on my song! I'm new to the autoharp (I started in late December), so I'm developing my technique on the fly. I play with picks on three fingers and my thumb, which I believe is pretty common. The melody sort of emerges from the strumming and comes mostly from the middle finger. I like using multiple fingers to strum because it's an interesting way of creating rhythm, almost as if I'm playing the autoharp like a washboard. If you're interested in playing melody on the autoharp, a good place to start is with the "pinch"; you can find many videos about it online.

    I'm making the story up as I go along, but because I'm fond of fairy tales, there could definitely be some feather-as-magic-artifact shenanigans coming.

  • @eleanordishong Feb 3

    ayo momma

  • @julieann Feb 1

    Hey Laura...hope to check out your music this month 🙂